August 12, 2003

QNR: Franken, RIAA, AI, Worms

RIAA Suffers a Setback in Piracy Battle (via Yahoo News). The court ruled in favor of the universities resisting RIAA subpoenas. They were arguing that since the subpoenas were issued in Washington, they didn't apply in Massachusetts. I don't imagine this is much of a bump, really. They'll just have to figure out where the IP addresses were from regionally and issue the correct subpoenas in the correct state.

Fox Sues Humorist Al Franken Over 'fair and Balanced' Slogan via Metafilter and TBO.com. Fox is all hot and bothered over Al Franken's new book title: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. Fox thinks that because it has trademarked "Fair and Balanced" no one is allowed to make fun of it. WRONG! But, we'll see what the law says, I suppose.

Internet Worm Targets Microsoft Windows. Wow, it targets Windows? What a refreshing surprise! (via Yahoo)

The Man Who Mistook His Girlfriend for a Robot (via Popular Science). These things are starting to get freaky, and catch up with contemporary SciFi. "AI" anyone?

(QNR stands for "quick news roundup" just so you know)

Posted by James at August 12, 2003 9:52 AM
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