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JibJab beats copyright rap

August 24th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Hot Damn! Looks like the JibJab dudes told Ludlow Music where to stick their copyright infringement charges. JibJab was represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. These folks are at the forefront of defending our ever-more-precious rights in the digital realm. I think I should throw them a bone

A small win for fair use…

August 19th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

A federal appeals court has upheld a controversial court decision that says file-sharing software programs such as Grokster or Morpheus are legal.

Freeware CD Burning

August 18th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

I’ve been looking for some free CD/DVD burning software on Windows. I finally came across something worthwhile. So if you’re looking for that type of software yourself, checkout CDBurnerXP Pro.

Computer Safety

August 18th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

If you have a PC, and it’s connected to the internet…you best stay up-to-date with any security updates. This article points out that the average time a PC connected to the internet (w/o any security patches) will be infected is less than 20 minutes. Yikes!

My favorite quote came at the end of the article:

“If the human body did patch management the way (companies do), we’d all be dead.”

File Under “Incredible”…

August 17th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

This is one of those news stories that is almost unbelievable.

Complete B.S. Legislation

August 10th, 2004 | No Comments | Posted in General

Man…this bogus-legislation-train appears to not be letting up. The new guy in town is the INDUCE Act…and it is particulary appalling. Please check out this site (or this one) for more information on the act and what you can do to help stop it from getting passed.

If you just want to help the general fight against bogus laws that will have a very negative effect on technology (and how you use it), please check out the EFF.