Seven million people could be criminalised under government plans to crack down on internet piracy, to be included in this autumn's Queen's Speech. The illicit downloading of music and films on the internet, a practice engaged in by one in 12 of the population, could lead to severe restrictions on internet access and a fine of up to £50,000.
In a rare official partnership for the social network, Facebook Connect comes to the Huffington Post to fuel its new HuffPost Social News service. Read this blog post by Caroline McCarthy on The Social.
I just got back from the netrootsnation conference. It was excellent. Can't imagine missing it next year. It was excellent both for the networking and productive connections I made and the content-- I learned a lot, chatted with some very interesting people and came up with some ideas and actions that could make a difference.
How important is going to be the role of the newsmaster in the future? Is this network middle layer of human filterers and scanners actually emerging? What about serious business talk: Could the newsmastering practice ever become
Writers take note - greenwriter.org is out to change the way Hollywood studios and producers buy your screenplays. The new site provides a free venue for you to professionally showcase your screenplays online, and it features an intuitive indexing program...
Finding that Microsoft had violated a patent on Custom XML usage owned by i4i of Toronto, a Texas judge ordered Microsoft to stop selling any Word products within 60 days that use XML coding in any way—which is pretty much all of them at the moment. Microsoft plans to appeal the injunction and $290 million in damages, and likely won't lose the ability to sell its flagship product. Still, it's not exactly great timing for a day when Microsoft planned to announce Office availability on Nokia phones. Update: The All About Microsoft blog explains in more detail the Custom XML issue at the heart of the court decision.
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Windows/Mac/Linux: Inspired by our post on Linux backup utility Back in Time, but finding it lacking encryption and network powers, Rob Oakes wrote his own Python-based utility to back up Windows, Mac, or Linux machines across local machines or networks.
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