'intellectual property rights' Archive

DRM done right; repetetive kudos

13 November 2007, 7:35 pm
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I read a very convincing review of Pragmatic Press’s Prototype and script.aculo.us and decided to buy a copy. The shopping cart defaulted to the physical book and the PDF. This gave me some real pause. I find it very useful to have a physical book that doesn’t take up monitor space. On the other […]

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after everything, i still hate myspace

28 July 2006, 2:09 pm
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For my taste, this does not compensate for

the leading edge of intrusive/obnoxious web ad delivery/click tracking tech
(sometimes including spyware)
the general level of inanity
the most obnoxious music player since the glory days of shockwave
funnelling more dollars into Murdoch’s multi-media empire

But Billy Bragg’s efforts to alter MySpace’s TOS (warning: tracking cookies and other nasties) is […]

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hurrah for sony! (but boycott them anyway)

18 November 2005, 10:08 pm
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The Sony/BMG rootkit fiasco has evolved much faster than my attempts to keep up with it. I’ve scrapped several drafts of this item as they were overtaken by events, and as I write this, it looks as if Sony may be pressured into issuing an actual apology. The facts of the case have been hashed […]

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but we DO steal cars

12 September 2005, 7:02 pm
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learn, Hollywood, learn

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how ya gonna keep ‘em down in paris (after they’ve seen milwaukee?)

1 August 2005, 3:56 pm
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my most-recent favorite museum

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new buzzword nominee

26 June 2005, 6:39 pm
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content control techniques

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hornet buzz

22 April 2004, 3:02 pm
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Most of the time, legislative solutions to problems posed by technology are a bad idea. Social and economic solutions make more sense.

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position paper

21 April 2004, 6:50 pm
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your host isn’t as young as he once was, but he’s still pretty angry

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