13th > December > 2003 Archive

Canada OKs P2P music downloads

Canada's copyright agency has OK'd the downloading of copyrighted music from Peer to Peer networks - for now, at least - slapping a small tax onto MP3 music players. The Copyright Board of Canada declined to extend existing levies on blank audio and CD recordable media to DVD recordables, or to removable memory, such as Compact Flash or MMC cards.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Dec 2003

Nextel expands ‘4G’ trials

US carrier Nextel is expanding its trials of Flarion's '4G' technology, based on its flash-OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) techniques.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Dec 2003

Iran president rejects net censorship slur

The list of Iran's heinous crimes against humanity is certainly a long one. As one of the principal members of the Axis of Evil™, the Islamic fundamentalist state is doubtless guilty of developing nuclear and chemical weapons, giving succour to al-Qaeda, fomenting holy war against the West and cruelty to defenceless animals.
Lester Haines, 13 Dec 2003

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