16th November 2002 Archive
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It's all to play for - and pay for
At the third attempt, the Webcast relief bill HR.5469 passed the Senate in the early hours of this morning, although key issues of royalties and rates remain open. It's a significantly different beast to its predecessor, which crashed and burned shortly before the House adjourned last month. Version One of the relief bill …
Music and Media 16 Nov 2002, 00:33
The web standards consortium W3C has agreed on a policy that should prevent nasty royalty surprises for developers in the future. The latest draft from the W3C's patent policy group stipulates that participants must agree to license patents on a royalty-free basis. W3C-blessed web standards have always been royalty-free, but …
Music and Media 16 Nov 2002, 01:32
Random redundo pay-offs a thing of the past
Who says Alphacide doesn't pay? Mike 'Don' Capellas, former CEO of Compaq and chairman of Hewlett Packard was freshly installed at disgraced random billing specialist WorldCom today. WorldCom disclosed that it had mis-stated earnings by $3.4 billion in June, although the figure is now nearer $9 billion. The former CEO Bernie …
Business 16 Nov 2002, 01:58
- 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?
- Analysis Spam and the Byzantine Empire: How Bitcoin tech REALLY works
- VIDEO Herschel Space Observatory spots galaxies merging