20th > January > 2007 Archive

RIAA's legal win not so easy listening for XM

XM Satellite lost its bid to get a copyright infringement lawsuit dismissed, paving the way for the case challenging two radio receivers that allow listeners to make digital recordings of songs played on XM channels.
Dan Goodin, 20 Jan 2007

Listen to the band?

CommentOfcom's consultation on the Digital Dividend, aka selling off the analogue TV frequencies, has attracted more than its share of attention from El Reg readers who are in uproar about the proposed disconnection of the wirelessly connected.
Bill Ray, 20 Jan 2007

Are women who are forty, fat and fair more likely to get gallstones?

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Stephen Juan, 20 Jan 2007
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Why is the human face hairless?

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Stephen Juan, 20 Jan 2007

Is the human skull made up of one bone or two?

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Stephen Juan, 20 Jan 2007
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MPs investigate school fingerprinting

Opposition MPs have begun investigating the use of biometric scanners in UK schools and the use of funds that might otherwise be spent buying books and learning materials to buy the systems.
Mark Ballard, 20 Jan 2007

Compuware aims to catch insiders

It is a sad, if well-known fact that the majority of security breaches in any business are the work of insiders. This is as true for IT security breaches as any other area, and finding out what has happened and who did it can be a tricky problem.
Martin Banks, 20 Jan 2007

Indies unite to challenge Big Four digital deals

MidemNetThe world's biggest record label, albeit a "virtual" one, emerged today at the Midemnet conference in Cannes.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jan 2007

Universal exec - say goodbye to the old record co.

MidemNetAn RIAA board member and executive from the world's biggest record company has said the old way of doing business has gone forever now.
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jan 2007

Abortion or Broken Windows - How can the US be safer?

AnalysisFly to just about any Westernized country, and you're sure to see Freakonomics and The Tipping Point in the airport bookstore. The two volumes have quite a lot in common, including catchy titles, bestseller status and the allure of turning very plebeian readers into pseudo-intellectuals. Of particular note, however, is what the books fail to share - an explanation for why crime has fallen in New York.
Ashlee Vance, 20 Jan 2007