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DRM

Submission + - Secret BBC documents reveal flimsy case for DRM (guardian.co.uk)

mouthbeef writes: "The Guardian just published my investigative story on the BBC and Ofcom's abuse of secrecy laws to hide the reasons for granting permission for DRM on UK public broadcasts. The UK public overwhelmingly rejected the proposal, but Ofcom approved it anyway, saying they were convinced by secret BBC arguments that couldn't be published due to "commercial sensitivity." As the article shows, the material was neither sensitive nor convincing — a fact that Ofcom and the BBC tried to hide from the public."

Comment Re:It's simple (Score 1) 317

I don't think hackers are puppy killers but I still own PlayStation stuff. I only want my PS2 and PS3 to play certain games and don't use them for anything else (Gran Turismo).

As long as those games will come out exclusively on a PS, I'll own one. But of course I won't buy any other games and ultimately cost Sony money.

Submission + - Assange to be extradited to Sweden (bbc.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations, a judge has ruled. The judgement was delivered at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court, south London, after an extradition hearing two weeks ago.
The Courts

Submission + - Assange extradition judgement online (judiciary.gov.uk) 1

out_to_lunch writes: The initial judgement on Assange's extradition should be posted online around 6am EST for all to parse directly. Remember it is only about the correctness of the extradition request, not the merits or otherwise of either the underlying case or the conduct of the Swedish authorities.

Lets hope the British judiciary's server can cope with Slashdot...

Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft and Nokia sign partnership (guardian.co.uk) 2

ifchairscouldtalk writes: Mobile phone maker Nokia announced a broad strategic partnership with Microsoft in the effort to rebuild its fortunes, troubled by stiff competition from Apple and Android phones. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that Windows Mobile 7 will be Nokia's primary smartphone platform. Although Nokia will not immediatly abandon Symbian powered phones and MeeGo is said to be part of a "longer-term market exploration", Alberto Torres, who has led the development of MeeGo, is leaving the company. Shares in Nokia fell by more than 10% in early trading in Helsinki.

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