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Webcast relief defers Day of Judgement

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.
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W3C rejects net patent tax, avoids web schism

The web standards consortium W3C has agreed on a policy that should prevent nasty royalty surprises for developers in the future.
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Capellas vows to clean up WorldCom

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.