Archive for August 29th, 2003

RIAA Lawsuits to Begin in September

Friday, August 29th, 2003

According to an article in the subscribers-only Chronicle of Higher Education, the Recording Industry Association of America will begin its lawsuits against thousands of accused online music copyright violators in September. Aside: I wonder how the cost of the lawsuits will balance with the estimated lost revenue from copyright violations.

New York Times Lawsuit Gets 9/11 Transcripts Released

Friday, August 29th, 2003

Another lawsuit by another newspaper gets some information released for the world. This lawsuit began as a Freedom of Information request seventeen months ago.

Groups Demand Public Input from Tom Ridge

Friday, August 29th, 2003

Many organizations representing journalists, librarians, and many others, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge asking for public input in procedures to safeguard and share information between law enforcement officers, safety officers, researchers, and the government. The Department is drafting guidelines that could remove public information from the public sphere. Addendum 9/16: OMB […]