This week, Swedish police raided the ISP of a popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay. This is going to raise a firestorm for the Swedish Government because: The Pirate Bay is considered legal under Swedish lawThe US based MPAA...

Drive By WiFi

The Los Angeles Police departement will be protecting the Homeland with a WiFi Network around 27 of its police stations. It would suppliment the existing data system by sending high-bandwidth information to the cars as they pass the...

A Look in the Mirror

A new study from AT&T Laboratories and the University of Pennsylvania shows that a whopping 77% of pirated movies available on file sharing networks appear to be "inside jobs". A majority of films have either been released online...

CD’s and Nostalgia

Remember the days of vinyl? There was nothing quite like buying a brand new record, bringing it home and playing it for the first time. The sound on that first playing was so crisp and clear you...

Which is a worse crime?

The DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) which has been so badly abused in the last few years is undergoing a facelift. They're making it worse! As the Inquirer points out, it puts these crimes into perspective. "The new law...
The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is now asking the Supreme Court of Canada to ask ISP's to pay a royalty to them for the music downloads of their customers. Again, the question...

Now the target is on Modchips

The US Department of Justice has shut down a website selling "modchips", a hardware device that removes copy protection from popular video game consoles, such as PlayStation, PlayStation2 or the Xbox. Soldering the chip into the game console...

Win a Spam Porsche

AOL is sharing the spoils of their lawsuits. A 2002 Porsche Boxster S, won in a settlement in their lawsuits against spammers is now the grand prize of an AOL sweepstakes launching today. When AOL launched its...

Never Trust a Bot

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has been on a rampage trying to protect its artists from piracy. It uses a program, called a bot, to scan the Internet for keywords indicating that their material is...

RIAA’s Dilemna

There is a whole generation of people entering the workforce out of University that don't know a world without personal computers. They have had broadband access to the Internet since before they could do square roots. Napster...
After months of pressure from the Linux Community, SCO has unveiled its evidence that is the basis of its legal battle with IBM. Analysts have been shown samples of the allegedly stolen code, and they say that the...

SCO Deadline Approaches

When SCO launched it's now infamous lawsuit against IBM on March 7, they gave IBM 100 days to resolve the matter. That 100 day mark puts the deadline at June 13. SCO has said that it has...

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