stories about the deCSS ruling: DeCSS judge: Code isn’t free speech [Salon], Reactions to the DeCSS decision [IDG.net], Passionate reactions to the DeCSS decision online [Network World Fusion], Analysis: DeCSS Ruling Puts Free Speech At Stake [ZDNet], Judge in DVD-Hacker Trial Rules in Favor of Movie Studios [Inside].
a fun little piece in Salon called The iMac fashion headache.
The corruption of Col. James Hiett in Salon is an excellent story about the nonsense the US is engaging in in Colombia. Excellent in that it provokes a lot of important questions – questions that I don’t think the US political system is currently strong enough to deal with effectively. Nor would the Canadian system, mind you – I’m not taking a swipe at our neighbours to the South here.
Courtney Love the benefit of the doubt when people were tearing her apart about some of the things she’s been involved in. Salon (yes, Salon) has published a speech she gave at an online entertainment conference that strongly confirms my high opinion of her. A must-read in the Napster/mp3.com/piracy/RIAA files.