How "Real ID" Act will affect you
Starting three years from now, if you live or work in the United States, you'll need a federally approved ID card to travel on an airplane, open a bank account, collect Social Security payments, or take advantage of nearly any government service.
posted by dand
on May 6, 2005 -
, aka the new look mp3.com
beta launches in a week or two. Artists are asked to submit music from now, however. (Previously on metafilter: exhibts A
posted by nthdegx
on Apr 15, 2004 -
The file-sharing fight continues. Recording industry associations in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada have filed lawsuits or taken other legal action, aiming mainly at heavy users accused of offering a large number of songs online.
In other news
, A study of file-sharing's effects on music sales says online music trading appears to have had little part in the recent slide in CD sales.
posted by ashbury
on Mar 31, 2004 -
Proposal to have companies rewire their networks to support easy wiretapping by police
"A far-reaching proposal from the FBI, made public Friday, would require all broadband Internet providers, including cable modem and DSL companies, to rewire their networks to support easy wiretapping by police. The FBI's request to the Federal Communications Commission aims to give police ready access to any form of Internet-based communications. If approved as drafted, the proposal could dramatically expand the scope of the agency's wiretap powers, raise costs for cable broadband companies and complicate Internet product development." Read more about the FBI's proposal at Cnet.com.
But where is the actual proposal?
posted by fluffycreature
on Mar 15, 2004 -
delenda mp3.com est
"Vivendi Universal recently sold the MP3.com domain to CNet. However, they're not selling the approximately one million songs on the archive. (recorded by over 250,000 artists) Instead, they're simply destroying it as of December 3. MP3.com's founder and former CEO, Michael Robertson, is pleading with Vivendi to allow the Internet
Archive to preserve the songs." (via Slashdot
posted by kablam
on Nov 23, 2003 -
has acquired "certain assets" of Mp3.com
(read story here
Please be advised that on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 12:00 PM PST the MP3.com website will no longer be accessible in its current form.
Also, all content will be deleted from our servers and all previously submitted tapes, CD-ROMs and other media in our possession will be destroyed. We recommend that you make alternative content hosting arrangements as soon as practicable.
posted by Quartermass
on Nov 13, 2003 -
Apparently "Total Information Awareness" doesn't
extend to the TIA project's own website.
posted by artifex
on Dec 23, 2002 -
The Eminem Show reached #2
on the Gracenote charts
last week, even though the album was not officially released until Sunday. Gracenote doesn't give exact figures on traffic, but it said the No. 2 slot in its charts represented a total figure of listeners in the "mid-tens of thousands" over the course of the week.
posted by ry
on May 28, 2002 -
Nader to Gates:
"It is significant that a small number of persons who run the company hold a substantial share of the stock in the company, a fact that is very unusual for such a large publicly traded corporation."
"This also raises questions about whether or not these persons, including yourself, are accumulating these staggering sums of cash to advance other agendas, rather than to advance the interest of shareholders."
Nader Nader Nader
posted by crasspastor
on Jan 8, 2002 -
What goes around comes around for Rambus
, I will predict that Steven
is not suprised about the fraud claims.
posted by john
on May 9, 2001 -
to be available on Macs first. Check out the 3rd video down. Bonus: A look at the new ID 3D engine for Doom. High drool factor.
posted by john
on Feb 22, 2001 -
Two of the biggest tech news sites seem to be coming up a little short in the creativity department. ZDNet
and CNet News
have both been redesigned recently, and their new similarities are astounding. Worse still, they both now feature huge
ads (which we're supposed to "explore") that completely overwhelm the page.
posted by fraying
on Jan 25, 2001 -
MacOS X comes of age.
Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Office will be released for the new Apple OS in the fall. "Analysts had warned that without a version of Office, or similar productivity suite, running natively under Mac OS X, Apple would face problems getting businesses to switch to the new operating system. "
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Jan 10, 2001 -
Bankruptcy without style: living.com
posted their employee (and customer) data on their web site when they "made their documents public." It included salaries and addresses of employees. "Privacy advocates said it appeared to be the first bankruptcy filing posted on a retail Web site and a cautionary tale about the posting of private information that is contained in a public document."
posted by bison
on Oct 21, 2000 -
Either Go.com really, really sucks, or I am just unable to find where the "new" go.com design is residing. And why doesn't c|net ever put related links in their articles? Do they assume I will just stay within c|net all day long?
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Sep 15, 2000 -
c|net buys ZD
I guess the bright side is, now Download.com's archives will be combined with ZDNet's, as well as shareware.com.
posted by Dean_Paxton
on Jul 19, 2000 -
interNIC lost my business!!!
To take the heat (and any possible lawsuits) off of them, they have now changed thier policy to revoke anyone's domain name at their discretion.
Phil Sbarbaro, NSI's legal counsel, offered a parallel to summarize prevailing law: "You don't own a domain name any more than you own your phone number."
I don't know about you guys, but I am definitely finding another registrar to transfer my domain names to...ASAP!
posted by EricBrooksDotCom
on May 12, 2000 -