lunartik writes: "AOL and AT&T have decided to block either alt.binary or all of Usenet in order to cooperate with the office of New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. This is part of an effort to block child porn. The companies will also purge data from their servers. AT&T is the largest internet provider in the United States, AOL is third largest.
From the Associated Press: "AT&T spokesman Marty Richter said the company would disabled [sic] all those with addresses starting with 'alt.binary,' which is where child-porn images are often exchanged.""
SCO said it was "obviously disappointed with the ruling," but also indicated it intends to carry on with its lawsuit against Novell. "Although the district judge ruled in Novell's favor on important issues, the case has not yet been fully vetted by the legal system and we will continue to explore our options with respect to how we move forward from here."
Novell isn't scared:
Novell, in a statement, said: "The court's ruling has cut out the core of SCO's case and, as a result, eliminates SCO's threat to the Linux community based upon allegations of copyright infringement of UNIX. We are extremely pleased with the outcome."
lunartik writes: "AP notes that 63 year old illustrator Dave Cockrum died Sunday. From the article:
The 63-year-old overhauled the X-Men comic and helped popularize the relatively obscure Marvel Comics in the 1970s. He helped turn the title into a publishing sensation and major film franchise. Many signature characters Cockrum designed and co-created — such as Storm, Mystique, Nightcrawler and Colossus — went on to become part of the "X-Men" films starring Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. Cockrum received no movie royalties, said family friend Clifford Meth, who organized efforts to help Cockrum and his family during his protracted medical care. "Dave saw the movie and he cried — not because he was bitter," Meth said. "He cried because his characters were on screen and they were living."