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Comment: Re:I'm having a hard time seeing infringement (Score 5, Insightful) 222

by jdwilso2 (#28670657) Attached to: Obama Photog Says "You're Both Wrong" To AP & Fairey

I think it's even more simple than that ... everyone's greedy and copyright law is completely broken.

the IP industry wants it both ways and only when it supports larger corporations rather than individuals ...

contrast this with the recent wikipedia issue of the UKs national portrait gallery claiming copyright on photos taken of portraits that are in the public domain

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/07/11/1239244/UKs-National-Portrait-Gallery-Threatens-To-Sue-Wikipedia-User

the real issue is that copyright law protects the entity with the largest legal budget.

Comment: What about hemp? (Score 1) 223

by jdwilso2 (#27865233) Attached to: More "Miles Per Acre" From Bioelectricity Than Ethanol

okay, so i didn't read it yet, but i'll jump the gun and assume that they haven't considered making ethanol from hemp (cannabis). fuel per unit area of farm land goes way up from both corn and sugar cane and could really help put alternative fuels on the map.

but we can't do that cause of the children (or something)

Enlightenment

+ - Tech resources you refer non-tech friends to?

Submitted by behindthewall
behindthewall (231520) writes "The recent wireless networking story reminded me of my cousin, who just purchased a home wireless router. My gut clenched a bit when I heard this, thinking of the security implications of a set-up done (or rather, not done) by a non-technical person. But I'm too far away to drop by and fix her up. I'd like to refer her to an online resource that is both accurate and which she can comprehend. It would help her, and save both her and my patience from the stress of a prolonged and frustrating phone call. But I've not yet found one I like. I wonder what resources others here have found for their non-techie family and acquaintances, whether for wireless networking or for other topics that generate those all to frequent, time-consuming, sometimes relationship-straining questions."
Worms

+ - OpenOffice worm in the wild.

Submitted by Petaris
Petaris (771874) writes "ZDNet is reporting that the BadBunny.odg worm discussed last week here on /. ( http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/22/165 6233 ) has been seen in the wild. While it doesn't look like it actually does much other then messing with IRC programs it could always be modified to do something else. However, you would have to be silly enough to open said "BadBunny.odg" document. The story is pretty light and seems to go on about how Mac OS X is not a virus free platform but thought it might be interesting anyway.

Story Link: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6189961.html?ta g=nl.e550"
Windows

+ - Review: Parallels for Mac cozies up to Vista->

Submitted by
tsamsoniw
tsamsoniw writes "InfoWorld has a hands-on review of Parallels for Mac 3.0, which was released just last week. Review Paul Venezia is generally quite impressed with what he finds: This software "does for Mac OS X what VMware Workstation did for the Windows and Linux world — full-blown hardware virtualization in a workstation package running natively on the Mac OS," he says."
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Businesses

+ - Apple stocks fall after Jobs' keynote address->

Submitted by
vigmeister
vigmeister writes "Steve Jobs' keynote address that lacked focus on new information about the iPhone or developments related to the iPod caused AAPL stocks to fall sharply. Leopard was the topic on Jobs's mind as he detailed features from Apple's latest OS which is due for release in October. Leopard's release is delayed in the wake of Apple moving resources to a successful iPhone launch. An interesting feature of Leopard will be the ability to switch between Windows and Mac OS without shutting down your computer."
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Microsoft

+ - Windows Vista? or is it really Windows Vista Beta?

Submitted by
LiquidNitrogen
LiquidNitrogen writes "It's been 6 months that Microsoft released the new operating system; though it looks as if the new Operating System is not yet ready for production environment. Some of the internal components built-in to windows vista seems to have update/refresh issue and may affect a number of users with unacceptable annoyances. Though none of these issues can be exploited but are worth mentioning to not let users get confused from a non feature-complete OS."
Censorship

Digg.com Attempts To Suppress HD-DVD Revolt 1142

Posted by kdawson
from the toothpaste-back-in-the-tube dept.
fieryprophet writes "An astonishing number of stories related to HD-DVD encryption keys have gone missing in action from digg.com, in many cases along with the account of the diggers who submitted them. Diggers are in open revolt against the moderators and are retaliating in clever and inventive ways. At one point, the entire front page comprised only stories that in one way or another were related to the hex number. Digg users quickly pointed to the HD DVD sponsorship of Diggnation, the Digg podcast show. Search digg for HD-DVD song lyrics, coffee mugs, shirts, and more for a small taste of the rebellion." Search Google for a broader picture; at this writing, about 283,000 pages contain the number with hyphens, and just under 10,000 without hyphens. There's a song. Several domain names including variations of the number have been reserved. Update: 05/02 05:44 GMT by J : New blog post from Kevin Rose of Digg to its users: "We hear you."

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