Dial-Up Revelations, by Meg Hourihan on the O’Reilly Network. A nice look at web standards and alternate access methods to network data from the perspective of someone away from high speed Internet access for an extended period of time.
: New Salvo in Piracy, Privacy War. “The music industry’s trade association is asking a federal district court to force an Internet service provider to turn over private information for a subscriber, heating up the legal war between technology and entertainment companies.”
I came to a blog by Brian St. Pierre, who, in a piece called Hacking the Law, suggests that as many or most of us on the Internet are also copyright owners, the Berman Coble bill could be taken advantage of by all of us. Dave Winer picks up the thread in Scripting News today: “I wonder if anyone at the RIAA has a copy of Scripting News on their hard drive? Hmmm. If the law passes, I could write a virus to find out. Of course it would have to look at all their computers to be sure we didn’t miss any.”
: The recent decision on Internet radio royalty rates already makes the required payments high enough to put most such stations out of business, and completely out of whack with the rates that broadcast radio stations have to pay. Nonetheless, the RIAA Announces Intent To Appeal Internet Radio Royalty Rates. Dead isn’t enough. The RIAA wants them dead AND disemboweled.
KPIG – What Happened? Pretty much the most succinct description of how exactly we got to where we are in the Internet radio debacle.