Author Archives: Justin Lockamy

Sony to See Visitors of PS3 Jailbreak Site

Sony, in its suit against PS3 hacker George Hotz, has won a number of subpoenas requiring Hotz’s ISP, Google, and YouTube to disclose (among other information) the IP addresses of visitors to his website and other accounts.

Privacy Not “Personal” for AT&T

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously (in an 8-0 decision) that corporations, though defined as persons in the Freedom of Information Act, do not enjoy the right to “personal privacy” that can be used to bar disclosure of documents requested under FOIA.

Classical Composers and Copyright

The International Music Score Library Project, which makes available thousands of music scores for download, has raised copyright concerns, especially among publishers.

Preview of Internet History Book

Ars Technica is offering the first three chapters of Johnny Ryan’s forthcoming book “A History of the Internet and the Digital Future.” Worth a gander.

More Evidence for Stuxnet

New surveillance footage and code investigation provide stronger evidence that the Stuxnet worm indeed targeted the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant in Iran.

Copyright for a School District?

A father, wanting to highlight a heated exchange on race in one meeting of the Evanston-Skokie School District 65, posted the District’s recording of the meeting to YouTube. A district official, however, complained that it violated copyright, so YouTube removed the clip. The question remains to what extent, if any, state and local governments may enjoy copyright protection.

Court Rules Cell Phone Is a Computer

When a man pleaded guilty to bringing a 15-year-old girl across state lines to have sex, prosecutors sought to lengthen his sentence by arguing he used a “computer” (known to the defendant as his “cell phone”) to aid in commission of the crime. The 8th Circuit judge agreed that a cell phone fit the broad definition in federal law of a computer.

AZ Man Arrested for Super Bowl Interruption

A Tucson man was arrested on charges of fraud and computer tampering for allegedly commandeering Comcast’s local feed of the Super Bowl and playing 37 seconds of pornography. Comcast quickly offered its customers a $10 credit for the incident, whether they were witness to it or not.

Google, Facebook Users’ Privacy Concerns

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll reveals that almost 70% of Facebook users and 52% of Google users are concerned about their privacy and just how the companies use their personal information.

ICANN to Open Up Suffixes

ICANN will likely be soliciting applications in the coming months to propose and operate new domain name suffixes. What remains unclear is how these new suffixes will change the contours of the Internet as we currently know it.

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