The Haus

Friday, June 18, 2004

Velvet Revolver CD Copy Protected

Well, I was considering getting the Velvet Revolver CD, but now I won't be. reports that the CD contains SunnComm copy protection. A BMG executive was arrogant enough to say, "We're thrilled with the results we've seen and the apparent consumer acceptance." It's more like "People don't know about it yet, so I haven't been lynched." I would hope that everyone who bought the CD would call BMG and SunnComm and ask why they took the liberty of illegally disallowing their fair use rights. I'm all for buying the music I listen to, but this kind of crap makes me begin to wonder if the industry is just begging for piracy. Thanks Slashdot.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Mozilla 1.7 Released

The Mozilla team has released version 1.7 of their popular web browsing suite. You can check out the release notes and download a copy for the OS of your choice. Mine is compiling even as we speak. 1.7 replaces 1.4 as the new stable branch.

MS Steps Back from AdTI Report

Even Microsoft itself, who helped pay for the Alexis de Tocqueville report on Linux culminating in the Ken Brown book Samizdat, is backing away from the report. Groklaw has all the details. Note that AdTI got after Linux Today for linking to the story, implying that they were stealing the article from the Wall Street Journal. Apparently the concept of cross-licensing content is a foreign one to them. Either they are ignorant or knowingly distorting the truth. They wouldn't do that, would they?

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December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
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