1st > February > 2004 Archive
Four children bullied by the Recording Industry Association of America will re-enact their shame for tens of millions of TV viewers today, at the behest of two giant American corporations: Apple Computer and Pepsi Cola Inc.
AnalysisImagine a world where music and movies could be freely exchanged online, where artists are recompensed and the labels don't lose a cent, and where 12-year old girls need not fear harboring an MP3 of their favorite TV show theme tune on their PC.
IT firms are the UK's most prolific software piracy offenders. In 2003, tech sector firms were the subject of 24 per cent of 50 settlements made with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in the UK. In other words, that makes a whopping 12 IT firms which got caught and which paide up.
A fast-growing number of small and medium-sized firms are deeply concerned about being hooked on Microsoft technology and depending too heavily on the software giant's products and services.
Two years after its hopeful launch, a U.S.-backed research project aimed at drawing skilled eyeballs to the thankless task of open-source security auditing is prepared to throw in the towel.