BT loses hypertext claim
BT has lost its legal challenge to charge US ISPs a fee for using hyperlinks.
Those MS API disclosures – errors, incomplete, useless?
Earlier this week Microsoft posted details of a large number of APIs (272, we are told - we have not counted) in the MSDN library. This publication is intended to to comply with the terms of the MS-DoJ proposed settlement to the antitrust suit, and is part of a process whereby Microsoft 'levels the playing filed' for rival software publishers and developers by disclosing APIs and protocols, and offering them for license.
Bulk fax outfit sued for $2.2 trillion in junk fax claim
A California businessman has launched a class action lawsuit against fax outfit Fax.com claiming truly gobs smacking damages of $2.2 trillion.
Nominet UK in climb-down over WHOIS data
Nominet UK - the national registry for .uk domain names - has been forced into a U-turn over plans to publish personal details of UK domain name holders on its WHOIS database.
Microsoft in summer patch frenzy
Microsoft yesterday issued a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer - the fixes to no less than six newly discovered vulnerabilities.
Vote against a paid-for Pigopolist pol!
Bought and paid-for representatives of the entertainment oligopolies in Washington could find themselves facing challenges back home.
Israeli firm unveils the ‘copy-proof’ CD
An Israeli security firm has developed a smart-card based copy protection technology that it claims can prevent software piracy.