minilinks for 2009-03-12
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
March 12, 2009
- Whitehouse.gov Continues YouTube Use
The White House appears to have ended its "experiment" with hosting its own videos, and has returned to using YouTube. Will user info be harvested for Google's targeted advertising?
- Court Tosses Gibson's Guitar Hero Suit
Gibson Guitar's patent infringement suit against the Guitar Hero game was thrown out of court as "frivolous."
- Senator's Donor Data Leaked
Wikileaks claims that the private information of donors to Minnesota Senator candidate for US Senate Norm Coleman's campaign was made available on the Internet in January.
- Bill Snyder on Freeing the iPhone
Why Apple's lock on the iPhone app market is bad for consumers, bad for developers and bad for IT.
- Digital Resistance Against Google's Targeted Ads?
AdBusters has created a script designed to undermine Google's targeted advertising by automatically clicking on all AdSense ads.
- Musicians Defend Downloaders
UK musicians in the Featured Artists Coalition said downloading music should not be criminalized.
- YouTube Blocks All Music Videos in the UK
Facing demands for more revenue from the UK's Performing Right Society, Google opted to simply pull music videos down in the UK.
- CA Lawmaker Wants to Blur Google Earth
Schools and government buildings would be required to be blurred by online mapping services under a new bill in the California Assembly.
- Hackers Crack iTunes Store Gift Codes
Chinese hackers have found a way to generate gift certificates to the iTunes store.
- Web Directory of Attorneys Upsets DC Bar
The DC Bar says an online directory of attorney names and contact info violates their copyright.
- Creator Endorsed Mark
Distributors can use the new Creator Endorsed Mark logo to indicate that the work is distributed with the permission of the artist.