Wednesday , January 12 2022

Culture and Society

Photo Blabs, Babs Wigs

Cal Coastline photo project captures Streisand estate – she sues: Barbra Streisand has filed a $10-million lawsuit against a multi-millionaire who posted a high-resolution photograph of her Malibu estate on an Internet Web site documenting erosion along the California coast. The lawsuit, alleging violations of the diva’s right to privacy …

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PC Music On the Way

I don’t mean “politically correct“: A legal dispute that threatened to derail Gateway Inc.’s groundbreaking plan to load music on its computers has been quietly resolved amid growing interest in such offerings by rival PC makers, executives and analysts said on Thursday. Months after announcing a first-of-its-kind deal in December …

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DMCA Indictment

Not an indictment under the DMCA, but an indictment OF the DMCA by Jay Sulzberger of New Yorkers for Fair Use: Computers today are printing presses — and it’s shocking! I have certain conservative tendencies; I am also sympathetic to the socialists. But the idea that everybody who’s a member …

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For a Song: The Price War Begins

Listen.com reduces online song price to $.79: Listen.com, which offers Internet radio broadcasts and other programming for $9.95 a month, is lowering the price for burning digital music onto compact discs to 79 cents per song, the company said Wednesday. The move comes just one month after Apple Computer Inc. …

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Kid’s Cyberland Coming

“kids.us” domain coming in September: Children will soon have an Internet neighborhood of their own, designed to be free of pornography, hate speech, gambling, discount tobacco sales and other content deemed inappropriate for young audiences. ….Starting in September, Web site operators who want to run sites for children will be …

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Hacks Up, Hackers Down

mi2g, the digital security researchers report hacks are up, but the number ofhackers is down: the number of hacker groups active worldwide post September 11th has dropped sharply and is currently at a three year low. Draconian measures enforced in the US, UK and other countries fighting the war on …

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Sprint First Telecom to Switch Switching

Sprint first to replace switching technology that is 100 years old: Sprint Corp. has begun converting its circuit-switched telephone network to packet-switched technology like that used on the Internet. By beginning the conversion, which Sprint disclosed this week, it becomes the first big telecom carrier to revamp the systems used …

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Cleveland Blog Panel Discussion

If you are in the Cleveland area tonight, check this out – I’ll be speaking (as I so often do): Techies, Scribes, & Citizens Join AIP and the Society of Professional Journalists as they bring you a community panel discussion on how the new do-it-yourself Web publishing tools are spurring …

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WE’RE BACK UP!

Very sorry about the outage for most of yesterday – the whole hosting company was down with some kind of fire situation, evacuation, cleanup, etc, many sites were down including Instapundit, so it was probably the slowest day in the blogosphere in about three years. Welcome back and please let …

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