Security Systems Standards and Certification Act from Wired News’ Declan McCullagh: Hollywood Loves Hollings’ Bill.
“If this would go forward, it would be a huge gift for the fair-use community. It would be right up there with Sklyarov,” says Jaszi, talking about the outcry the DMCA prosecution of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov has caused. “It would be an amazing mobilizing tool.”
at Wired News about the New Copyright Bill Heading to DC a couple of times now, and my jaw drops every time. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the hubris of some parts of the tech/entertainment industry, but still, I am. This stuff isn’t that hard, is it?
the WIRED Rave Awards a couple of places today. So I went to the site. Ugh. It doesn’t work (broken gifs, jerky flash, no hyperlinks even in the web category) and it looks butt-ugly. Orange highlighting a deep grey background is pretty tired as a combo, and anti-fuctionality is so September 2000.
is also covering the new SirCam virus/worm, as one would expect. It’s a very interesting issue considering that Mac OS X is now out in the world, and, as many have noted, Apple will soon be the largest volume Unix vendor in the world. Their rollout of OS X is happening in a very different context than earlier releases of consumer- and business-friendly operating systems, and it could be a huge opportunity for Apple. If they were to develop an open, fast, and highly professional security infrastructure I think a lot of people might sit up and take notice.