Piracy on the Internet is the most devastating thing to happen to the entertainment industry in the past seventy-five years, Disney Chairman Michael Eisner told the Congressional Joint Economic Committee in Washington this week.
The FBI will meet with staff from Network Security Technologies on Friday to examine the company's claim that malicious hackers have embedded a Trojan in a movie clip, with which they have infected 2,000 commercial and home computers in preparation to launch an attack to disable Web sites, the Associated Press reports.
MS on TrialMicrosoft has asked Judge Jackson for a stay on the Final Judgement, couching its Motion in aggressive terms. Starting with a claim that the judge's ruling would inflict "grievous and irreparable harm on Microsoft, its 35,000 employees, its millions of shareholders, its thousands of business partners, and the tens of millions of consumers around the world", Microsoft goes on ask that none of the remedies be implemented before appellate review of "the Court's liability determination and the relief awarded".
Ken Thompson's Plan 9 operating system has been released by Bell Labs as open source.
JavaOneMolecular computation could eventually threaten a cosmic meltdown, thinks Sun co-founder John Gage. And he wasn't being frivolous.
Shareholders of Terra Networks have given their blessing for the Spanish company to acquire Lycos.
There are now some 4,000 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Europe, according to the latest number crunching from Cambridge-based researchers Analysys.
Corel is to shed 320 jobs and stop paying its CEO's salary in an attempt to slash costs.
MS on TrialSteve Ballmer, Microsoft's travelling CEO, is unwired from Fort Redmond, judging by some contradictory statements he has been making about the judgement - as well as a startling admission that Windows 2000 desktop sales may not be so good.
Senior suits at chipset manufacturer Via Technologies confirmed today they had expelled a Rambus executive from their midst.
JavaOneRemember interactive TV? After years of tub thumping, backroom arm twisting, and tactical releases and untactical retreats, Sun Microsystems investment in putting Java into interactive TV finally looks like paying off.
Sony will revitalise its 32-bit PlayStation next month with the launch of a portable version of the console.
MS on TrialFor reasons that entirely escape us, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is (was? frankly we haven't a clue about the lad's airmiles) now in Belgium, welcoming the news that DoJ bigwig Joel Klein is "prepared to engage in meaningful settlement negotiations."
The BBC has denied it removed three meta tags from its flagship Web site because they allegedly broke trademark laws.
If you fancy popping out for a Ruby and a Britney tonight you might end up with a Leo Sayer.
US District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan has rejected an MPAA request to keep witness testimony secret in the upcoming court battle between the movie industry and the 2600 Magazine Web site over the distribution of the DeCSS utility which cracks DVD encryption.
There's conflicting evidence today concerning the state of the dotcom industry in Britain following the loss of more Net jobs.
DRAM contract prices continued to rise in North America and Europe from mid-April to mid-May.
Warner Music Group has granted MP3.com a licence to distribute its music over the MyMP3.com channel. At the same time it has dropped its copyright infringement suit against MP3.com, upon agreeing terms for royalty splits with the digital music download pioneer.