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Australia rebels against ‘zine 2600 ruling

Author: JT Smith

ZDNN reports that Australian Web sites will continue to
link to and host instructions for descrambling
DVD movies, despite a ruling by a United States
court against hacker ‘zine 2600 for publishing
controversial DeCSS code on its Web site.

Napster says, “You screwed up, your honor”

Author: JT Smith

In a brief filed Friday, the “high-tech bane of the music industry” reiterated its position that neither its users or the company itself are in violation of copyright laws, says the Associated Press.

German firms pay $46 billion for mobile phone licenses

Author: JT Smith

Six bidders drove up the price of wireless phone licenses in Germany to
a “staggering” $46 billion.

Web surfers want privacy protections

Author: JT Smith

MSNBC is reporting websurfers want privacy, but aren’t sure how to keep their information private.

RIAA trying to stop other sites from sharing music

Author: JT Smith

Techserver reports in greater detail about the RIAA trying to sign online retailers in an effort to stop the spread of music online.

MacWEEK in review

Author: JT Smith

MacWEEK’s week in review sumamrizes some of the events that happened recently in the industry, including the LinuxWorld Expo, Michael Cowpland resigning from Corel, and an addition to Apple’s board of directors.

Category:

  • Linux

Mainsoft possibly porting applications

Author: JT Smith

An anonymous reader submitted this PlanetIT story which discusses the announcement of Mainsoft to possibly port popular Microsoft applications to Linux.

Category:

  • Linux

Spreadsheets under BSD

Author: JT Smith

BSDToday has a pair of articles covering spreadsheets. The first spreadsheet software reviews covers Applix Spreadsheet, Xspread, and sc.
The second continue with Gnumeric, Abacus, and Oleo.

Category:

  • Unix

Napster war could erode buyer base

Author: JT Smith

This article, from Florida Today, questions what effect the shutdown of Napster will have on the sales of CDs. It cites a Rolling Stone survey that said 36% of people bought more music, compared to 8% who bought less, because of online music.

Station’s backbone starts to shape up

Author: JT Smith

Florida Today has an article on the International Space Station and the parts that will be installed over the next few years.

Category:

  • Linux