Join 3,497 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

2 posts tagged with dmca by baylink.
Displaying 1 through 2 of 2.

Related tags:
+ (37)
+ (10)
+ (9)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
skallas (3)
jeffburdges (3)
Blake (2)
Kikkoman (2)
baylink (2)
mathowie (2)

Ok... let me get this straight. copyright.net has turned loose a tapeworm, called CopyrightAgent, that crawls around on your computer without your permission, looking for copyrighted MP3 files. If it find them, it reports back your IP address, and they have Napster block you, if you're a Napster user. Otherwise, they contact your ISP, and have *them* block you under the DMCA.

And the first I heard about this was a Knight-Ridder wire story in my local paper?? Why the hell hasn't the Internet reacted by burning these people's offices (or uplink :-) to the ground?
posted by baylink on Mar 3, 2001 - 20 comments

Wired News reports on the upcoming DMCA review.

Wired News reports on the upcoming DMCA review. Via Linux Weekly News: "When music is streamed, webcasters are required to pay a performance royalty. In order to generate smooth playback of incoming streams, computers temporarily store some of the data in memory in a RAM buffer. Music publishers have stated that the data in this buffer should be considered a physical creation that would require webcasters to pay a mechanical royalty, similar to what they pay for downloads or CDs." Anyone need any more on that? Time to get your congressman on the phone...
posted by baylink on Nov 30, 2000 - 3 comments

Page: 1