Administrator agrees to surrender computer in Web cam case
April 23, 2010 by Dissent
John P. Martin brings us the latest development in the lawsuit against the Lower Merion School District for activating a webcam to record a student in the student’s home:
The Lower Merion School District administrator who had the ability to activate the Web cams on students’ laptops agreed Friday to let investigators inspect her personal computer to see if she used the remote tracking program at home, according to an attorney in the case.
The administrator, information systems coordinator Carol Cafiero, has also agreed to sit for a second deposition, attorney Mark Haltzman said. Cafiero had previously refused to answer lawyers’ questions about her role in the now-infamous tracking program.
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The price falls as the volumes increase – someone should make up one of those “laws of economics” to explain this.
1.5 Million Stolen Facebook IDs up for Sale
… If they are legitimate, he has the account information of about one in every 300 Facebook users. His asking price varies from US$25 to $45 per 1,000 accounts, depending on the number of contacts each user has.
How to give the RIAA's lobbyists heart failure? It's positively Shakespearian (as in Kill all the lawyers)
Indian Copyright Bill Declares Private, Personal Copying "Fair Dealing"
Posted by timothy on Saturday April 24, @01:31AM
"India's new copyright bill sounds like a pretty good piece of work: it declares private, personal copying to be 'fair dealing' (like US fair use) and limits the prohibition on breaking DRM so that it's only illegal to do so if you're also violating copyright."
These are often fun to read...
Fourth Amendment Remedial Equilibration: A Comment on Herring v. United States and Pearson v. Callahan
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Emulation For Preservation of Digital Artifacts
Posted by Soulskill on Friday April 23, @05:52PM
An anonymous reader writes
"Author Salman Rushdie donated his papers and notes to Emory University a while ago. Not surprisingly, many of Rushdie's original notes, drafts, and correspondence existed in electronic form. Rather than printing them out or converting them to other formats, archivists at the university created an emulated image of Rushdie's old computer, complete with old software. Researchers visiting the archive can read his email in Eudora and his Stickies notes, or read drafts of his books in ClarisWorks. When you leave your legacy to future generations, would you like a virtualized copy of your personal system to be included?"
It's much older in Internet Years...
YouTube's oldest video is five today