Archive for June 27, 2005

Cable wins Supreme Court battle

Cable != DSL

In a 6-3 decision led by Justice Thomas, the court overturned a federal court decision that would force cable companies to share their infrastructure with Internet service providers, such as Brand X and Earthlink.

Please, for the children, go home.

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Ministers plan to sell your ID card details to raise cash

Go Home!

Personal details of all 44 million adults living in Britain could be sold to private companies as part of government attempts to arrest spiralling costs for the new national identity card scheme, set to get the go-ahead this week.

The opening of commercial talks contradicts a promise made when the Home Office launched a public consultation on ID cards in April last year, when officials pledged that “unlike electoral registers, the National Identity Register will not be open for any general access or inspection.”

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MercuryNews.com | 06/27/2005 | Court rules Internet file-sharing services can be held responsible for music theft

MercuryNews.com | 06/27/2005 | Court rules Internet file-sharing services can be held responsible for music theft: ““We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by the clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties,” Justice David H. Souter wrote for the court.”

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