August 28, 2003
Pay no attention to the issues behind the subpoenas!
"Rather than confront the questions around due process, privacy, and freedom of association, the recording industry cartel has resorted to cheap character assassination"
The EFF's Wendy Seltzer vs. Howard Berman On CNN
Should copyright infringement be a federal felony?
Small Webcasters sue RIAA
Antitrust suit claims that royalty rates are intended to eliminate competition
Tibco sues Apple over trademark
Bush curtails federal pay raises
Perhaps irresponsible tax cuts to benefit only wealthy campaign contributors are to blame
They don't need no vowels.
OS X Browser Smackdown
Very well done
Dean takes the lead in NH
In latest Zogby poll
Brown University: Copyright and Fair Use
Nice concise summary
Who believes the GOP is the party of sober competence?
Jane Doe, $150K/download, and Using the Color of Law
Greplaw interview with Glenn Peterson
August 27, 2003
Old Kremlin, New Kremlin: It's Still a Big Secret
Kremlinology is back, baby!
End of an era for file-sharing chic?
Looking for the unsympathetic defendants
OSAIA to USPTO: Open Source is protected by copyright
GPL and BSD are not "waivers" of IP rights, but assertions of such rights
Mars Is Ready For Its Close-Up
A look a Bunner
"Judges will do almost anything not to decide anything!"
"If you build a shiny new house on a landfill it still stinks"
Chilean Sea Bass Frequently Asked Questions
Really isn't a bass and not necessarily from Chile
Be on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Just fill out this simple questionnaire
August 26, 2003
An Unpatriotic Act
"Rather than do the hard work of coming up with effective port security and air cargo checks, and other programs targeted at actual threats, the administration has taken aim at civil liberties."
Opposition to travel information dossiers
Basic Knife Skills
An illustrated guide
Snack Service is a Net Lo$$ for Spectators
Shocker: Food at the Open is overpriced
The Wine Wars
Courtroom battle over direct shipping of wine
French Winemakers Harvest a Hot Vintage
Heatwave=superior vintage? Vintners hope so
Court Rules That Trade Secrets Can Outweigh Free Speech
California Supreme Court rules in DVD copying case
Fox News Drops Suit Vs. Franken Over Book
Fair and balanced lack of merit
Fraud, Scams and Misinformation on the Web
Be especially careful of these so-called "bloggers"
What year is it?
MTA turns back the calendar
The Escalating Copyright Wars
Entertainment industry and its copyright war
August 25, 2003
One Unwired Day
Get your WiFi on
Ever wonder why your health insurance is so expensive?
A new take on the Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald subway ad
A plague grows in Brooklyn
Gowanus rat problem
No Egg, No Cream, No Ethics
Harry Solomon Dolowich: BLS alum and egg cream racketeer
iCal Calling iChat
Use iCal appointments to set iChat status
Hendrix, Allman, King Ranked as Top Guitarists
Rolling Stone poll
Former Dot-Commers Are Adjusting, Painfully
But are companies avoiding good practices because they're tainted by dotcom association?
Evite's Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur isn't a "Reason to Party"?
In Courtroom, Laughter at Fox and a Victory for Al Franken
A fair and balanced ruling
Scientists discover secret that keeps French slim: eat less of everything
Shocking discovery: eat less food, don't get fat.
Dyke to open up BBC archive
BBC Creative Archive planned to be free and available to everyone
August 22, 2003
Defenestrate Your Résumé!
Advice from the non-expert
10 of the top 50 are public domain
August 21, 2003
The Real Winners
A rogue's gallery of war profiteers
Spread the word
Republican Grand Plan
"They regard the electorate with such disdain and contempt that it is astonishing that there isn't more outrage at their autocratic rule."
Patriot Act II Resurrected?
Luckiest sausage on earth
Running with the sausages in Milwaukee
Facts? Probably. Fun? You Decide.
NY trivia from the the web
August 20, 2003
I got hit by this, too.
As Talks Resume, Verizon Argues With a Union Over an Ad Phrase
Did union officials infringe on Verizon's trademarked phrase, "Can you hear me now?"
Conn. Media Seek Secret Court 'X-Files'
Among the legal X-files shrouded from public view: a paternity suit involving a member of the E Street Band
August 19, 2003
Licensed to Drive? Fuhgeddaboutit!
yet, I had a 2 hour wait when I at the DMV today
Senator and Developer Hope to Keep Nets in New Jersey
Corzine may keep Nets from moving to Brooklyn
Rocking, Rolling, Screeching, and It's Not the Train
Party on the 3 train
Bars with Darts in Manhattan
via the New York Dart Organization
August 18, 2003
The cover jinx
Vick is the latest victim
The Bits Are Willing, but the Batteries Are Weak
Includes NYT mentions of blog blackout coverage
Twenty-Somethings Seek Solace in TV
Only 34% of twenty-somethings in the US are happy with the state of their current career. The rest watch TV sitcoms.
Privacy Villain of the Week
John Ashcroft and his VICTORY Act
Aggregators Attack Info Overload
Alliterative aggregation article
Confessions of a Soviet moptop
Did Lennon trump Lenin?
August 17, 2003
August 14, 2003
Email is officially broken
Joi Ito pronounces it so
August 13, 2003
U.S. Bimbo Defeats Spanish Challenger in Web Bout
WIPO ruled that "Taylor could remain the master of his private bimbo"
August 12, 2003
BMW asks Mini Cooper fan site to not use the term Mini
Is it a good idea to vigorously defend trademarks at the expense of angering your most loyal customers?
Head for the Hills
The Catskills as the next Hamptons?
Rocco, There's A Fly In My Zuppa
Star of "The Restaurant" hit with health violations
2003 sales tax holidays
New York goes tax free on clothing and footwear Aug. 26- Sept. 1
Swollen Orders Show Spam's Allure
In a four-week period, over 6,000 people bought from a spammer
John Kerry blog
Kerry's campaign jumps in
Gore speech at NYU
The direction in which our nation is being led is deeply troubling
Liberals Form Fund To Defeat President
George Soros kicks in $10 million
Federal Court Spurns Recording Industry Enforcement Tactics
Rejects subpoenas sent to MIT & BC from DC court
Bold moves, bad luck tripped up Tower
In a little more than seven weeks, Tower Records may be walking into bankruptcy court.
[sigh]: mp3.com, we hardly knew you
New York's Sexiest Prosecutor
According to NY magazine, NYAG Eliot Spitzer
Fox Sues Humorist Al Franken Over Slogan
Fair and balanced?
August 11, 2003
RNC Not Welcome
The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming!
Do Penis Enlargement Pills Work?
This blogger hopes to find out
So, you want to be a Brooklyn Judge?
Play the game!
August 8, 2003
Get up close and personal with the Israeli bobsled team with this Jewsweek article. And yes, both the article and the name of the publication are real (a great read too).
Tastes Like Chicken... or perhaps Weasel
Don't ask what I was searching for when I discovered this, but I found a great recipe for "Squirrel Road Kill Brunswick Stew."
Okay, you've got quick reflexes and have just hit a squirrel.Take that sucker and skin it, cut the head off and remove the internal organs. Cut squirrel into pieces and add to chopped Pork of equal amounts and saute it slowly until light brown in 1/4 cup shortening....
The Post on the Recall
My favorite piece on the California recall so far...
NYPD Goes Overboard (Again)
A federal judge in Manhattan criticized police officials yesterday for the way demonstrators against the war in Iraq were interrogated earlier this year. The judge...made his comments after hearing evidence that the police had asked the protesters their views on the war, whether they hated President Bush, if they had traveled to Africa or the Middle East, and what might be different if Al Gore were president.
I think he ran cause he couldn't take the smell anymore.
August 7, 2003
How About Banning Chihauhuas?
No more hawks in Bryant Park. One of them "mistook the tiny dog for a rat." Sounds like a smart bird to me.
"America's business productivity soared in the second quarter of 2003..."
...well, that's what happens when companies lay lots of people off and give all their work to the remaining employees.
Whatcha Talkin Bout Davis?
Gary Coleman's running for California Governor!
August 6, 2003
Sadly, the GE "Imagination at Work" ad has come to an end. If you took part in it, you might be a bit bummed, but don't worry, I'm sure plenty of others will clone it before long.
Better news: Krikor pointed out that Orbitz has a new ad that's not only a potentially lengthy video game, but one that includes high scores. We both caught this game at nytimes.com. You command a blimp and have to avoid the buildings below you and clouds above you. It even has multiple levels!
Bottom line: work productivity levels can continue to fluctuate below the Mendoza line. Or the Mason Dixon line. Or the 49th parallel, which I know nothing about, but I think Andrew would as he goes off to fight the commies.
I guess I agree it's dangerous and should be given stiffer penalties, but how are they going to prove it?
August 5, 2003
I was away all weekend for "IT", the big Phish music fest way, way up in northern Maine (and I mean north - if Canada took over the area, I doubt anyone would notice for a while). Follow the link for pics.
August 4, 2003
Wish you were here
Really makes you want to visit, right? See the big feature in BusinessWeek:
In a balance-sheet reckoning of a place I love, my head isn't buying what my heart wants to sell. The Yeltsin era, which began brightly, with historic reforms to free Russia from Soviet controls on property and the media but descended into a chaotic sinkhole of corruption, surely was in need of a corrective. But the control-oriented Putin regime is failing to get the balance right. Yeltsin's flawed but genuine liberal impulse is being supplanted by a gathering authoritarian push as the ex-KGB agents and other law-enforcement officials Putin has worked with for most of his career -- the siloviki, or "men of power" -- become more confident of their grip on the Kremlin and key ministries.
August 1, 2003
Music Downloading, File-sharing and Copyright
On the trail of the elusive P2P users