Tara Sue: "Politicians are more likely to defend the Web and its users once they utilize the Web."
Wired: "Media companies, which faced the prospect of losing control of early copyrighted works featuring iconic characters such as Mickey Mouse, had argued that they needed the extension to compete globally, exploit new technologies not envisioned when Congress last set copyright terms in 1976 and maintain incentives to restore old works."
Jon Udell reviews Apple's Safari browser.
A new Bryan Bell theme?
News.Com reports that Microsoft will issue it's first-ever stock dividend, and that Richard Parsons will replace Steve Case as AOL's chairman.
Tim Jarrett reports that the high water mark on Weblogs.Com grows, on average, by 2.8 weblogs per day.
Syndirella is an RSS aggregator for .Net.
Glenn Reynolds is now a blogger-in-residence at MSBC.
English 515 at Purdue University focuses on weblogs. One of the assignments is to read this weblog.
James Speth: "I just received a Notice of Breach and Termination of License letter from Apple, stating that I violated my license to the Device Plug-in API which iCommune uses."
New Scientist: "The entire site may have been blocked to prevent Chinese internet users reaching one blog in particular: dweb.blogspot.com. This site is has published lists of proxy servers that can be used to gain access to restricted web sites from within China."
It's like a thing of nature, watch a natural-born blogger find his voice. The Supreme Court will have to stand by you and me someday. The executive branch of the US government will eventually do what China does. A few more loops and we'll be there. All roads lead to that. We will be within our rights, in every way. The First Amendment will protect what we do. The Sonny Bono law will seem like a small thing. Then, we will be very glad to have a highly principled constitutional scholar who hasn't sold out on our side -- and that's you Professor Lessig, in case you haven't figured that out yet.
A thread on Cadenhead's weblog about authors and copyrights. I asked Aaron Swartz why his opinion on Rogers' work matters. "Isn't that between him and his publisher and his readers? I've asked Lessig the same question and I don't get a satisfactory answer. If you think he's screwing up, compete with him. Isn't that the American way?"
Karlin Lillington gets Barrapunto'd. Don't worry it's PG-13.
NY Times: "The Supreme Court today upheld the 20-year extension that Congress granted to all existing copyrights in 1998, declaring that while the extension might have been bad policy, it fell clearly within Congress's constitutional authority."
NY Times: "In a new program to encourage graduate students to enter public service, Harvard University plans to give $14 million in 'presidential scholarships' over the next three years to 200 to 300 graduate students interested in public service or research careers."
News.Com: "Venture funds, which tend to have a life of 10 to 12 years, have seen the return on their limited partners' investments fallen of late."
NY Times: "Mr. Young estimates that Apple's cash position is the equivalent of $12 a share. The company's shares closed at $14.43 yesterday, down 18 cents for the day. In after-hours trading, Apple shares fell further, to $14.10."
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