Common Sense Copyright

Lawrence Lessig, my favorite lawyer (with Mike Godwin and Mike Wallace), has just launched a new project called Creative Commons that aims to facilitate the creation of legally sound legal that can be attached to creative works, enabling them to be released into the open, so to speak, without the creative author losing all rights […]

Cloning bill enters senate

Got this in the mail, think it merits reprinting: Therapeutic cloning research could lead to cures for heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other lethal conditions. It could also lead to therapies to reverse the infirmities and ravages of aging. The U.S. Senate is now debating The Human Cloning Prohibition Act (S.790), which has […]

Funniest thing I’ve read all week

Entire Microsoft DOJ filing [excerpt]The 60-day public comment period began on November 28, 2001, and ended on January 28, 2002.1 During that period, the United States received over 30,000 public comments.2 Based on those comments, the United States provides the following summary and categorization: Approximately 1,250 comments are unrelated in substance to United States v. […]

Finally OS5

Wow, finally. The much-vaulted OS5 that everyone has been waiting for, the final departure (hopefully) from the Dragonball-based shackles holding the PalmOS platform down. Or not. Read the article, it’s one of the better ones I’ve seen on PIC. PalmInfocenter: PalmSource: OS 5 at the Center of Attention

Bush’s budget boosts electronic surveillance, wiretapping

Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2003 Bush Eyeballs Heavy Tech Spending (Wired) […] The FBI would receive $61.8 million and 201 more employees or contractors to support the agency’s “surveillance capabilities to collect evidence and intelligence,” the DOJ said in a statement on Monday afternoon. That would allow the FBI to devote […]