Have you seen the Numa Numa Dance? It is strangely compelling, isn’t it? But what of the guy in the video? According to this article, he is now in hiding and suffering from depression. It raises some questions about cyber-privacy, but it may have other implications. I wonder if the Romanian group has found some [...]
One could easily comment that Creative Commons licences are becoming very popular on the internet as they are being linked often. It is now very common to find websites that link to a Creative Commons content licence, but just how popular is this model really? The CC blog has some raw data from Yahoo about [...]
Citeulike lets you browse what people are reading. You can list academic articles that you find interesting so that the community can read them. Another great resource to see what is new and to attempt to stay up to date in this difficult field.
Off to spam the list with entries from SCRIPTed.
This is actually a very intelligent and coherent analysis of the problem of software patents and software copyright, but it fails in many levels. I know that the author does not claim to make an European software analysis, but why criticise the problem of European software patents with an American copyright analysis? The problem with [...]
eBay is thinking about opening its source code under some sort of open licence to allow faster development. eBay currently has a proprietary/closed code software developer’s kit(SDK) that they provide to programmers that want to create applications that interact with eBay’s interface and enhances its current use. Currently, 42% of eBay’s website has been produced [...]
John Swainson, the CEO for anti-virus and security products producer Computer Associates will announce a donation of some of its software patents to open source software developers. It will be good to see the shape that this offer takes. IBM’s offer took the shape of a legally binding non-assertion promise of 500 of its software [...]
This is another variant of the Nigerian scam phishing letter that has arrived to my Inbox. It is more sophisticated than your average scam letter, and they have fixed some problems that it had earlier.
Bullseye Consultants:Private Investigators and Security Consultants isconducting a standard process investigation on behalf of Halifax Bank ofScotland,the international Banking conglomerate, [...]
(Warning: The link takes you to an article that uses the title “Bridging the digital divide”; how original!) How do you make sure that people in developing countries have access to information technology? By making it cheap. Very cheap. Famous technologist from MIT Media Lab Nicholas Negroponte and other associates are planning to produce a [...]
Do office affairs matter? According to this article, they are on the increase, and may be posing some questions about office surveillance. Your systems administrator has the power to do check all of your email, and there are many other ways of surveillance. There are a growing number of complaints from employees, mostly women, about [...]
There is growing interest about the legal implications of MMORPGs. Terra Nova has a good post about the growing trend to emphasize the technology and ascertain the inherent difference of virtual worlds when compared to real life. The questions are generally centred around American freedom of speech arguments (as most American discussions about new technology [...]