29th January 2005 Archive
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Feedback chaos on mailing list
Subscribers to the UK mailing list of Bang & Olufsen (B&O), the upmarket Hi-Fi firm, were bombarded with six million emails this week. List membes are hopping mad, but B&O blames the problem on flaws with some of its customers' email systems, rather than any security breach on its part. An email plugging an integrated TV/DVD …
Spam 29 Jan 2005, 12:13
Court navigates gray area between speech and theft
Norwegian student Frank Allan Bruvik has been fined $15,900 for providing links from his website, Napster.no, to MP3 files hosted elsewhere, the Associated Press reports. The Court found that he had violated copyright law by helping netizens to locate forbidden files. In other words, by linking, Bruvik was assisting in an …
Music and Media 29 Jan 2005, 12:15