3/30/2005

Supreme Court hears filesharing case

Filed under: — menk @ 11:04 am

The Supreme court is now hearing a case on filesharing known as MGM vs. Grokster. The Media companies are supporting a position in which they can stiffle any technology that they view as harmful.

Whether you are aware of it or not this single case could result in severly handicapping the technologies are see in your lifetime.

MercuryNews.com | 03/30/2005 | Justices wary of barring tools for file-sharing

Mac Daddy? Don’t ask the Web.

Filed under: — menk @ 5:45 am

Here is an interesting commentary about the weight of popular opinion and the media on perception of the facts.

The real world example is the debate about the ‘true’ father of the Mac. Starting with something that at one point in time is clearly undefined a key event and it’s media coverage changes from debatable to defined (pehaps ill-defined :-) ) as a result.

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Macintosh paternity woven in Web

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