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Submission + - CoreAVC for Linux Project taken down due to DMCA (google.com)

rippe77 writes: Google has taken down the opensource project CoreAVC for Linux due to the DMCA complaint. http://code.google.com/p/coreavc-for-linux/. The CoreAVC codec is a commercial high definition H.264 direct show filter for windows provided by CoreCodec Inc. http://www.corecodec.com/. The CoreAVC for Linux project provided various patches for linux applications (mplayer, MythTV, xine) to use these direct show decoder filters in Linux. The takedown is quite controversial as the coreAVC project did not provide any copyrighted material only means to use the direct show filters in Linux.
The Internet

Submission + - Time Warner filtering iTunes traffic?

An anonymous reader writes: Starting on Thursday, January 31st, Time Warner subscribers in Texas starting experiencing connectivity issues to the iTunes store to the point that it's not usable. No one's having general internet traffic issues and many folks have reported that the store works as normal when they head to their nearest mega-bookstore and use their ISP instead. Time Warner has announced that they're going to begin trials of tiered pricing in one local Texas market, but I'll be darn sure to switch my provider if I hear the slightest hint of destination/content based tiers instead of bandwidth tiers.
The Almighty Buck

Thou Shalt Not View The Super Bowl on a 56" Screen 680

theodp writes "For 200 members of the Immanuel Bible Church and their friends, the annual Super Bowl party is over thanks to the NFL, which explained that airing NFL games at churches on large-screen TV sets violates the NFL copyright. Federal copyright law includes an exemption for sports bars, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, but churches are out of luck. Churchgoers who aren't averse to a little drinking-and-driving still have the opportunity to see the game together in public on a screen bigger than 55 inches."

Submission + - MIT Sues Frank Gehry Over Buggy $300M CS Building

theodp writes: "MIT has filed a negligence suit against world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, charging that flaws in his design of the $300 million Stata Center, one of the most celebrated works of architecture unveiled in years, caused leaks to spring, masonry to crack, mold to grow, and drainage to back up. The complex, which houses a Who's Who of Computing including Tim Berners-Lee and Richard Stallman, includes the William H. Gates Building."

Submission + - Automatix Activly Dangerous to Ubuntu

exeme writes: Ubuntu developer Matthew Garrett has recently analysed famed Ubuntu illegal software installer Automatix and found it to be actively dangerous to Ubuntu desktop systems. In a detailed report which only took Garrett a couple of hours he found many serious, show-stopper bugs and concluded that Ubuntu could not officially support Automatix in its current state. Garrett also goes on to say that simple Debian packages could provide all of the functionality of Automatix without any of the problems it exhibits.

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