: The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse. “Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? If so, this site is for you.”
Archives for April 2002
to the “new” building? The Canadiens won their first round series against Boston last night! It’s not that rare an event for the 8th seeded team to beat the team seeded first, but nonetheless it was a stunning victory by a team that may lack strength on paper but makes up for it in heart. In the old days of the Montreal Forum, once the ground zero of hockey in the world, it was said that the ghosts of Canadiens past gave the home team a little nudge, a bonus no others received even in other storied buildings like the Boston Gardens or that other Garden on Carlton St. in Toronto (both also defunct). Perhaps those ghosts have found their way to the Molson (soon Bell) Centre. Next: the Hartford Whalers Carolina Hurricanes.
Eric Flint has written an interesting article about the effects of free downloads on sales, specifically, sales of his books. It’s not a large enough sample size to be that meaningful, but nevertheless it’s interesting. Flint writes, “Let me begin by posing a simple question. Does anyone have any real evidence that having material available for free online-whether legitimately or through piracy-has actually caused any financial harm to any author?”
: RFC 3271 – The Internet is for Everyone. It’s a little disappointing that he only implies that the content control sought by the record companies and Valenti and others is “against” the spirit of the Internet rather than taking a clear position on the issue. To focus exclusively or even mainly on the “government control” bogeyman is a little beside the point in 2002, no? Didn’t they learn anything from the 1996-97 experience, from the smokescreen called the CDA?
to Heather Champ, who put together a really great set of photos to chronicle her life thus far.