minilinks for 2009-05-28
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
May 28, 2009
- Sotomayor's Cyberlaw Record
President Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, is the first nominee with a cyberlaw record.
- FCC's New Deal for Rural Internet
ArsTechnica reviews the FCC's Rooseveltian proposal for how to deliver broadband to the rural public.
- Honolulu's Internet Vote
The nation's first all-digital election successfully took place in Honolulu, where voters made their choices for neighborhood council online and via phone.
- Internet Child Porn Search Is "Knowing Possession"
A Pennsylvania court ruled that the act of searching for and viewing child pornography online constitutes "knowing control."
- Banned E-Book App Returns -- And It's Good!
MacWorld says the e-book reader Eucalyptus -- once banned by Apple for allowing access to racy public domain literature like the Kama Sutra -- is a hit.
- Why Android Could Be Headed for the Laundry Room
Google's open source operating system for phones and devices appears to be taking off.
- Canadian Think Tank's Bogus Copyright Report
The Conference Board of Canada admits plagiarizing sections of its report on copyright, as well as suppressing research that it disagreed with.