Sunday, May 08, 2005

Court axes FCC's anti-piracy rules ( - A federal appeals court Friday threw out controversial regulations that would require the coming generation of digital televisions, DVD recorders and personal computers to contain anti-piracy technology.

Dave Matthews Band Performing on Web Cast (AP)
AP - The Dave Matthews Band is celebrating the release of their latest album,"Stand Up,"by performing a concert that will be broadcast live on the Web by AOL.

64-Bit Linux Is Already Here (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Opinion: While 64-bit Windows is taking its first baby steps, 64-bit Linux has been running in the enterprise for years. To which would you rather entrust your business?

Nokia antes up new wireless player (Reuters)
Reuters - Nokia AB, the world's leadingmobile phone manufacturer, has introduced what is by far themost advanced combination of wireless phone and MP3 player,upping the ante for devices hoping to compete against AppleComputer's iPod.

Court Strikes Down TV Anti-Piracy Rules (AP)
AP - People buying the next generation of digital televisions will be able to record and then watch their favorite shows without any interference from Hollywood. A federal appeals court on Friday threw out government rules requiring built-in, anti-piracy technology to let broadcasters and studios prevent digital shows from being copied and being shown on other TVs, computers and video players.

Siebel dogged by talk of takeover ( - Siebel Systems on Thursday tried to dismiss recent speculation that it was in takeover talks with Oracle -- or anyone else.

Computers Now Grading Students'Writing (AP)
AP - Student essays always seem to be riddled with the same sorts of flaws. So sociology professor Ed Brent decided to hand the work off— to a computer.

Jail for'Robin Hoods'who cost Microsoft millions (Reuters)
Reuters - Four Britons were jailed on Friday forbeing part of a global gang described as"Robin Hoods"whostole expensive software from rich companies and gave it awayfor free over the Internet.

Will Spyware Be Spitzer's Next Big Thing? (AP)
AP - The windowless, cluttered 10-by-15-foot storeroom on the third floor of a Manhattan government building seems an unlikely setting for Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's next big thing. But purveyors of spyware and adware and even the major companies that advertise in the surreptitious downloads fear exactly that from the Democrat dubbed the"Sheriff of Wall Street."


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