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Comment Isn't copyright infringement when a COPY is made? (Score 1) 252

I'm certainly not the most up to date on all the RIAA's done, etc. however ... It seems to me that it's the DUPLICATION that is an infringement of copyright and not simply making something available. Putting my MP3s in my shared music folder so I can listen to them at work is not necessarily a copyright infringement. When my neighbor copies them, however, so he can listen to them for his enjoyment and not pay for the license to do that, well then, THAT is the infringement. Just like photocopier days ... if I forgot my musical score on the photocopier after legally making copies for my music students, and someone else makes a copy, THEY are the ones that have infringed, not me. I suppose it could be argued that I was negligent in protecting their IP, but that wasn't really part of the agreement when I purchased the score for classroom use (and presumably paid for that level of use). I'm sure it's all been hashed about before, but what am I missing?

Submission + - Schedules Direct to support XMLTV and MythTV

MitchInOmaha writes: From an email from a Tribune Media source announcing an agreement with Schedules Direct to continue providing schedule data to users of XMLTV and MythTV. From the email, "Today we are pleased to announce an agreement that will allow for many of you to continue to have access to your personal television listings data." And goes on to say that although it will be a paid service, it will be for non-commercial use only, and will not be available for use with commercially supplied devices. "As of September 1, 2007, there WILL BE an alternative television listings source for certain Zap2it Labs users who become members of Schedules Direct, which includes a membership fee." More available on the Schedules Direct website.

Submission + - Better OS X Java with Eclipse

An anonymous reader writes: Mac OS X is a powerful platform for Java development. While the Java development environment is fully integrated into Mac OS X, the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) brings a fully integrated Java development environment to Mac OS X that provides a consistent cross-platform experience. This article shows you how to use this environment to import existing Xcode projects into Eclipse. tweak key bindings, and integrate Eclipse with the Mac OS X-bundled Concurrent Versions System (CVS).

Submission + - Report warns against well-meaning net censorship (

athloi writes: ""Governing the Internet," issued Thursday by the 56-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, called the online policing "a bitter reminder of the ease with which some regimes — democracies and dictatorships alike — seek to suppress speech that they disapprove of, dislike, or simply fear." (Neat how they point out that democracies do it too.) ternet_restrictions"

Submission + - Why Apple is still scared of the Zune

David Nicholas writes: "Although many of us have disregarded Microsoft's Zune digital audio player and its "squirting" activities as one of the many recent failures of the giant, maybe it has had a greater impact than most initially thought. Although hopelessly resembling a grandfather's attempt to "look cool", when Microsoft first announced the Zune in the later half of 2006, it undoubtedly sent some degree of chills down the spines of Steve Jobs and Apple. They must have originally thought that they were about to face some major competition that could seriously upset their current state of iPod paradise. Despite the flop of the Zune in the next months, as it made little-to-no impact on the lucrative market it nosedived into, there are still signs of that original panic deep inside Apple. For one thing, the mere fact that Microsoft had the weight, drive and ability to mass-produce a media device must have scared Apple. Although it has always been known that Microsoft has the power to do so, it must have been a shock to see it actually happen. Perhaps the current actions of Apple still reflect this somewhat. Apple is continuing to drive ahead with its own portable devices: the iPod and iPhone, with a desperation recently typified by the iPhone's apparent rush to market. Yet more signs of this desperation come from the lack of attention to other parts of the normally regular cycle of new products steaming out of Apple HQ. The Mac Mini, for instance, has not been updated since before the Zune arrived, possibly suggesting a change in attention. Could this be the ever slick and attractive head of Apple turning to look in the same direction as that of the hard piece of meatloaf generally known as Microsoft? Could they still be paranoid that Microsoft might one day use its designers as such companies as Dell are just starting to do? If so could it be possible for the giant to deal the killer blow to Apple and its favourite baby? Well I guess we'll just have to wait for the Zune Mark II..."

Submission + - Opensource Web Browser based on WebKit for CE Devi (

jcverdie writes: Software Editor PLEYO announces that OWB (Origyn Web Browser) is now available on an open- source basis
OWB is a web browser designed for CE devices such as mobile phones, portable media players, Set Top Boxes and TV decoders, and any other consumer electronic product (GPS, home-gateways, Web-radios, PVR, DVD recorders, wireless devices etc.)

OWB enables access to external web services such as user interface administration and animation, the whole being based on the latest web standards.
OWB architecture dramatically eases the integration in CE devices: PLEYO provides an open-source abstraction layer which enables a fast and easy implementation on targeted platforms.

OWB has significant advantages:
* OWB is based on Webkit (Apple Open-source Project), which is the worldwide reference for Web browsers technology,
* OWB is continuoulsy tested and updated by an important community of Industrials ; thus, it is equipped with the latest Web evolutions. Two versions are released per year,
* The used open-source licences (L-GPL and BSD) are permissive and free.

OWB is already available on various platforms and adopted by an arising number of Industrials.

PLEYO proposes its support and brings its expertise to Operators and Industrials who choose OWB. Moreover, the company also proposes optimized commercial applications with specific
enhancements, which provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution.

About Pleyo
Pleyo is a web-enabler for Consumer Electronic Devices and a software Editor specialized in Web Technology for mobile phones, PMPs, STBs, wireless devices, etc.
Pleyo proposes a range of bundled solutions for CEM and Operators in order to deliver contents and services on CE devices.
More details on

About Origyn Web Browser
OWB is based on Webkit, the Apple open-source Project (, which is supported and adopted by major Industrials.

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Submission + - Man called "nerd" on 'net, commits arson (

edsyc writes: "Russell Tavares, stationed in Virginia, became upset with a person who called him a "nerd" on the internet. So he found the guy's address, drove all the way to Texas, and burned the guy's trailer down when he got there. Tavares will now spend 7 years in prison.

If /.ers committed arson whenever they were called a nerd, the world would be on fire!"

The Internet

Submission + - Healthcare Job Site Features Web 2.0 to Create Use

Henry Gu writes: "MedHunting.Com, a healthcare job site that features Web 2.0 interface and technologies, launched in early 2007 and has quickly gained industry focus.

Positions on the site are categorized as follows: allied health; nursing; physician; service and administrative. It is designed for job seekers and employers. has a powerful job search engine and friendly interface. Users can browse jobs by category, keyword, or location searches, enabling them to easily narrow their focus of interest to areas such as radiology, pediatrics, nurse management, food and nutrition, internal medicine, acute care, patient customer service and much more.

"It is the first time for a healthcare job site to be equipped with such a powerful search engine," Henry Gu, founder said. "Other job-related services currently include resume posting, resume search, employer profiles, job RSS feed, and more.

All services are completely free and there are no future plans to request fees from users. However, according to Gu, if the site was to become abused by a large amount of spam, a small fee of $5.00 to $10.00 per job would need to be added on to combat it. Mainly, the site lives on Google AdSense advertisement.

The creation of was motivated by and benefited from the new Web 2.0 concepts and technologies — a perceived or second-generation of Web-based services such as social networking, online collaboration and sharing among users.

"Currently, there are more than 300 healthcare jobs sites on the market already, but none of them deliver the necessary functions or provide a friendly user interface," Gu said. "Using these other sites can be a very frustrating experience; this site is designed to be user centralized."

Due to its rising popularity among healthcare industry job seekers and employers, has received more than 1,500 independent visitors, and approximately 10,000 page views per day; traffic continues to increase daily.

To benefit a wider audience of people, is affiliated with other leaders in the career industry, including a site for higher education — — and designed for science and engineering job seekers.

For more information, visit:"

Submission + - The flying wing concept aircraft takes flight (

coondoggie writes: "Looking a little bit too much like an F-117 Night Hawk fighter on steroids Boeing's blended wing unmanned test aircraft flew for the first time last week. Designed and engineered by Boeing, NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the aircraft are said to be able to carry greater amounts of equipment, burn less fuel and run quieter than traditional aircraft. Ultimately its designers say it will become a manned multi-role, long-range, high-capacity military aircraft."

EA - Wii Caught Us By Surprise 185

A Next Generation story details comments by EA's CEO John Riccitiello about the surprise hit that is the Wii. The exec as much as admitted that they 'bet on the wrong horse' by focusing on the PS3 and 360 during the console transistion, and now are turning the mighty corporate ship as fast as they can to stay with Nintendo's success. "Nevertheless, Riccetello said that EA had the second-largest market share on Wii as of March with 19 percent, thanks mainly to Tiger Woods PGA Tour. Only Nintendo had a larger share. The firm shipped six new Wii titles in fiscal 2007. EA also shipped eight titles on Nintendo DS. The emergence of online, wireless and geographical differences in the console realm also made things complicated in fiscal '07."

The Trouble With TiVo 369

BobCratchit writes "Multichannel News has an interesting take on TiVo: The DVR company has incredible mindshare but is totally dependent on cable providers to survive. Cable does not have many good reasons to let TiVo thrive. As a result, TiVo is destined to fade away unless it can carve out a niche as the cool kids' DVR (a la Macintosh) with products like the $299 HD DVR it just announced. From the article: 'TiVo has long been a darling of consumer-tech reviewers -- check out, for example, these happy hosannas from BusinessWeek, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. These guys are constantly befuddled that TiVo hasn't been more successful. Yes, TiVos make cute little popping noises when you click the remote. And they definitely provide cool features, like suggesting shows you might be interested in. But the cognoscenti enamored with TiVo's whizziness ignore a certain reality. It's easier to get a DVR from your cable company. And most people prefer to rent, not own, a set-top.'"

Firefox and IE Still Not Getting Along 207

juct writes "Heise describes a new demo showing how Firefox running under Windows XP SP2 can be abused to start applications. For this to work, however, Internet Explorer 7 needs to be installed. This severe security problem promises another round in the 'who-is-to-blame-war' between Mozilla and Microsoft. Mozilla currently is leading the race for a patch, as they have one ready in their bugzilla database. 'The authors of the demo note that there are many further examples of such vulnerabilities via registered URIs. What is so far visible is just "the tip of the iceberg". They state that registered URIs are tantamount to a remote gateway into your computer. To be on the safe side, users should, in the authors' opinion, deregister all unnecessary URIs - without, however, elucidating which are superfluous.'"

Submission + - b-side giving away a drm free film download (

JoeB writes: "For a limited time, b-side, an independent film distributor, is promoting their new online community for independent film by giving away a free download of an film from their site. Users simply need to sign up at and will receive and email with a gift certificate code for a free download.

All films on are DRM FREE, and can be easily burned to a DVD for later viewing. b-side also makes it easy to "upgrade" to a DVD without losing money already paid for downloads of the same film.

You can read more about the program here."


Submission + - Microsoft Recruiting Doesn't Get the Web (

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has a new recruiting tactic — send a personalized message to you on a public website. They didn't bother to include any private key on the url, so if you know someone who has done an internship at Microsoft (or have Facebook), you can simply go to This link is just a random example of one, but I've found several others using Google/Facebook.
Linux Business

Submission + - Red Hat : IP deal not needed for Windows interop (

willdavid writes: "By Matthew Aslett (CBR Online): Red Hat's chief technology officer has maintained that an intellectual property agreement with Microsoft is not necessary for the company to enable interoperability between Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Brian Stevens told Computer Business Review that Novell has gained not technical advantage over Red Hat via its controversial deal with Microsoft when it comes to running Windows as a virtualized operating system on Linux. 22690-C9CD-44A2-A664-5489E63EAB0D"

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