Tuesday Tech News - STUPID Edition

Aron Schatz
May 16, 2006
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Creative sues Apple over OBVIOUS MP3 player interface. This patent system is broken. We need patent reform NOW.


In a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Creative is seeking an injunction that would stop Apple from selling the iPod and iPod Nano in the United States. Separately, Creative said it has also sued Apple in U.S. District Court in California, seeking an injunction and damages. In both cases, Creative says that the iPod and iPod Nano infringe on a patent the company has for the interface in its Zen media player, a patent granted last August.

Congress may MANDATE ISP snooping on customers. How dare the federal government. HOW DARE THEY? Why does this country not regard privacy in the HIGHEST regard?


Speaking to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children last month, Gonzales warned of the dangers of pedophiles using the Internet anonymously and called for new laws from Congress. "At the most basic level, the Internet is used as a tool for sending and receiving large amounts of child pornography on a relatively anonymous basis," Gonzales said.

Congress wants to SELL old analog TV bandwidth. They SHOULD let it go to the people to make products for a new unlicensed spectrum.


The alternatives to command-and-control are either a property-rights/market-allocation regime, or what has come to be called the "commons" or "unlicensed" model. Under the unlicensed model, interference is controlled through the establishment of rules, such as power limits for approved devices, that effectively determine what the spectrum can be used for.


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