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Xbox pulls ahead of GameCube in UK

While sales of the PS2 continues to thrash everything out of sight, the battle for second place is where the real action is, with Microsoft forging ahead of Nintendo in the latest figures released.
gamesindustry.biz, 08 Nov 2002

The XXX Clause is Obscene

Last summer, the EU passed a new Copyright Directive, which is intended to limit your future ability to listen to, share, trade and enjoy digital music, films or books. The UK's proposed implementation of that Directive (available at http://www.patent.gov.uk/about/consultations/eccopyright/summary.htm ) appears to have been written solely with industry -- and not consumers -- in mind. In short, we all may lose our ability to share digital media unless we speak up.
Brian Esler, 08 Nov 2002

Of TCPA, Palladium and Wernher von Braun

The Register left the pub fairly early, so we can't be absolutely certain that yesterday's Trusted Computing Masterclass in London passed off without bloodshed, but we're pretty certain it did. The audience was well-behaved, Alan Cox just about kept the lid on cruel jibes about convicted monopolists, and Microsoft Palladium general manager John Manferdelli seemed to take them in good part anyway.
John Lettice, 08 Nov 2002

Kaspersky mailing list hijacked!

Oops! Kaspersky Labs' antivirus mailing list became the unwitting vector for the spread of Braid, the latest email worm, today after script kiddies outfoxed the veteran Russian virus fighters.
John Leyden, 08 Nov 2002

“This MS Antitrust story was created by a computer program”

Google's News service is remarkable: and the most astonishing thing about it is that it is generated automatically.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Nov 2002

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