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+ - RIAA offers "Toddler settlement rate"

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Dolda2000 writes "In their next righteous move against piracy, the RIAA now offers advance settlement to all parent of children under the age of three. FTA: "'Our goal is to make this easier for parents,' said RIAA President Cary Sherman. 'Everyone knows that in this era of increasing hard drive capacity and new digital media technologies, it is inevitable that every child in America will infringe copyright sooner or later.'""
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+ - Hitachi develops RFID powder

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Dolda2000
Dolda2000 writes "Hitachi recently unveiled their newest RFID product: a 0.05 x 0.05 millimeter "powder type" RFID chip (for you barbarians in the west, 0.05 mm is roughly 2/1000 inch). From the article: "Like mu-chips [...] the new chips have a 128-bit ROM for storing a unique 38-digit ID number." and "But since existing tags are already small enough to embed in paper, it leads one to wonder what new applications the developers have in mind.". It seems they hope to get them to market in 2-3 years."

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