27th October 2002 Archive
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'This house refuses to buy music for King and Country.' Well, not quite...
RIAA chairmam* and CEO Hilary Rosen suffered a heavy defeat at the Oxford Union last week, when the motion she was proposing, "This House believes that the free music mentality is a threat to the future of music," was rejected by 256 votes to 72. The Oxford Union, you may recall, is the debating club that produces top …
Music and Media 27 Oct 2002, 16:14
Prelim ruling this year, final next
The European Union's much delayed Microsoft antitrust case will crank back into action late this year, and come to a final decision next year, according to a Reuters report. Life is frankly too short to try to remember how many times the European Commission has been poised to rule on Microsoft "soon," but this time around it …
Software 27 Oct 2002, 16:52
AbiWord tip jar raided
A few weeks ago someone illegally used a PayPal account maintained by AbiSource.com, home of the free, GPL'd word processor AbiWord, to buy a digital camera for $581.00. A screen shot of the group's account shows that on 2 October one Jun Jiang was paid for a camera he sold, presumably on eBay, PayPal's owner. A little scam …
Software 27 Oct 2002, 18:05
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system