December 2004: Journalist specializing in information technology.
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 14, 2007 See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign
QUOTE: On November 17th, 2005, an anonymous Wikipedia user deleted 15 paragraphs from an article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold....the changes came from an IP address reserved for the corporate offices of Diebold itself. And it is far from an isolated case. A new data-mining service launched Monday traces millions of Wikipedia entries to their corporate sources, and for the first time puts comprehensive data behind longstanding suspicions of manipulation...
Wired Dec 10, 2004 ISPs fear losing broadband rights
QUOTE: I can certainly sympathize with the Bell companies' frustration at having to compete under different rules than their cable rivals. But continually chipping away at the ability of the independent ISPs to offer competitive service is dangerous.
News.com Jul 31, 2004 Is Real's 'hacking' of iPod legal?
QUOTE: Code-crackers risk fines and prison time when they defeat copy-protection technology, but such draconian rules likely don't apply in the case of RealNetworks and its iPod "hack," legal experts said. RealNetworks recently reverse engineered--or, as Apple has it, "hacked"--Apple's Fairplay software.
News.com Apr 15, 2003 Court blocks security conference talk
QUOTE: A pair of students were blocked by a state court from presenting information at a Georgia security and hackers' conference on how to break into and modify a university electronic transactions system.
News.com Feb 06, 2003 Patent scare hits streaming industry
QUOTE: Bold patent claims on seemingly generic software ideas or business practices are an increasingly common part of the technology landscape. But there is reason to take Acacia seriously.
CNET Jan 27, 2003 Kazaa strikes back at Hollywood, labels
QUOTE: Sharman Networks, owner of the popular Kazaa file-swapping software, has launched a legal counterstrike against the major record labels and Hollywood studios, asserting that they have “obscenely” abused their copyright powers.
CNET Jan 17, 2003 Canada blocks free Net TV
QUOTE: Canadian regulators ruled Friday that it is illegal to put broadcast TV signals onto the Internet without permission, dashing the hopes of entrepreneurs hoping to create new Net TV businesses.
CNET Oct 11, 2002 Anti-hacking copyright law to get review
QUOTE: Federal copyright regulators are opening the door for new exceptions to a controversial copyright law that has landed one publisher in court and a Russian programmer in jail.
CNET Oct 08, 2002 Tech firms target workplace downloads
QUOTE: Technology companies Macrovision and Websense are teaming up to root out illegal MP3s, movies, games and other copyrighted material on employees' work computers.
CNET Jun 25, 2002 Lawmaker: Let studios hack P2P nets
QUOTE: A California congressman is preparing a bill that would let copyright owners...launch high-tech attacks against file-swapping networks where their wares are traded.
CNET Jan 04, 2002 Lawmaker: is CD Copy-protection Illegal?
QUOTE: ...Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., sent a letter to executives of the recording industry's trade association, asking whether anti-piracy technology on CDs might override consumers' abilities to copy albums they have purchased for personal use.
CNET Nov 06, 2001 File-swapping Case May Break New Ground
QUOTE: But MusicCity distributes advertisement-supported software that helps people create the [file-swapping] network on their own. Thus, the suit raises a question of software distributors' liability.
CNET Oct 15, 2001 Online Music Wars Inspire New Weaponry
QUOTE: The recording industry is experimenting with new technology it hopes can smother online song swapping by targeting music traders' computers directly.
CNET Jan 29, 2001 Napster and Friends Under Fire!
QUOTE: ...[Lehman] says he's stepping back into the digital fray, creating a pro-copyright coalition aimed at defending his and Congress' work against public attacks.
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