Tag: Copyfight

  • Why you weren’t protected from Sony

    In an article for Wired News, Bruce Schneier asks: What do you think of your antivirus company, the one that didn’t notice Sony’s rootkit as it infected half a million computers? Mr. Schneier’s readers answered him: Many readers pointed out to me that the DMCA is one of the reasons antivirus companies aren’t able to […]

  • Google vs. Book Monopolists

    In an article on Google’s efforts to scan books USA Today highlights part of what’s wrong with the US copyright law: Richard Hull, executive director of the Text and Academic Authors Association, called Google’s approach backwards. Publishers shouldn’t have to bear the burden of record-keeping, agreed Sanfilippo, the Penn State press’s marketing and sales director. […]

  • Lessig on C-Span

    Lawrence Lessig, fresh off his gig as Christopher Lloyd on West Wing, will be on C-Span Thursday, March 3rd 2005 as part of its Digital Future series. Spread the word. Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, is the author of Code and […]

  • Creative Commies in Maxim

    In order to make this post, I have to admit to reading Maxim, but this find was worth it. In the latest issue, they have a story where they think up ways for terrorist to scare us. For example, a nuke in New York City, or this scene of terrorists taking over a mall: Wait […]

  • Does the Right of First Sale Still Exist?

    I just posted an eBay auction for a song I bought from the iTunes music store. It should be interesting to see how this works out. I only spent $0.99 on it but I bought the song just as legally as I would a CD, so I should be able to sell it used just […]