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Comment: Re:No... It's about something a little different.. (Score 1) 355

by Aneurysm9 (#20405271) Attached to: Linux Wireless Driver Violates BSD License?
Bullshit! Derivative works are separate works that receive separate protection under the Copyright Act to the extent that they are different from the original work and to the extent that that difference satisfies the requirements for copyright protection. It is, however, infringement to create a derivative work without the permission of the original author. Then you get into a situation where you own the copyright to the derivative work, but cannot exercise any of the rights of a copyright holder without infringing on the rights of the original holder.
Announcements

+ - Another Government Makes the Migration

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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "Extracts from http://www.hindu.com/2007/01/18/stories/2007011801 800700.htm

Kerala's draft IT policy released

Special Correspondent

State to support private initiatives in development of IT parks

# Focus on e-governance, free software and development of technologies .............

Focus areas include e-governance, free software and development of appropriate technologies. The State will network with national and international organisations and industry for research and development in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and knowledge sharing. The proposed Centre for Free Software will focus on developing technologies relevant for social and economic advancement in developing countries.

he policy stresses that Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) will be used in e-governance projects. Open standards such as Unicode and Open Document Format and Open Architectures will be followed in e-governance projects to avoid total dependence on select vendors. The Government proposed to develop the State as the FOSS destination in the country. It will provide special incentives to companies developing FOSS. The policy says that the State will try to make maximum use of ICT in governance. Taking the Right to Information Act in its true spirit, the Government will take up ICT-enabled programmes for efficient flow of information between citizens and the Government.

Whoops!!!"
Technology (Apple)

+ - Does your Mac come in green?

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Afecks
Afecks writes "Greenpeace has setup an eco-parody of Apple's homepage requesting that Apple cleans up its act. While Apple has stepped up things with its recycling program, one of the biggest problems is that you can't recycle toxic waste. The website is very informative and while at first glance seems to cast Apple in a negative light, in the end has many good things to say about the company. If Apple can make the iPod eco-friendly, what's really stopping them from making their computers the same? To date there has been no official response from Apple."
United States

Journal: Anti-Missle Defenses for Commercial Jets 594

Journal by Omeger
The AP reports that http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/01/16/airline.anti.missile.ap/index.htmlcommercial jets with anti-missle defense systems. Sen. Barbara Baxter (D-California) is one of the supporters of the system. She, and other members of Congress are hoping to equip all US commercial passenger liners with this system in 20 years, which will cost billions of dollars. Is this good common sense or the costly futur
Wii

+ - Wii Sports Experiment

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rgriscom
rgriscom writes "A man known as "heysuburbia" has conducted an experiment monitoring the physical changes resulting from 6 weeks of Wii Sports training. He consistently played 30 minutes of Wii sports every day and recorded the changes in his weight, BMI, calories burned, body fat %, and heart rate. The results are surprising. This opens a new door for Nintendo to market the Wii towards gamers who want to get fit, and anyone else who just wants some exercise without leaving the house."

US Intensifies Fight Against Child Pornography 663

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the embarrassing-repositories dept.
TechnoGuyRob writes "BBC News is reporting that the Bush administration has recently stepped up its measures against child pornography. From the article 'Sadly, the internet age has created a vicious cycle in which child pornography continually becomes more widespread, more graphic, more sadistic, using younger and younger children. [...] Mr. Gonzales also said that he is investigating ways to ensure that ISPs retain records of a user's web activities to track down offenders.'"

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