USACM Voices Reservations About Induce Act (S. 2560)

In advance of today’s hearing on the Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004 (S. 2560), USACM sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch expressing reservations about the legislation and offering to provide input on its development. In the letter, USACM cautions that the legislation’s flawed approach of restricting technology rather than […]

CRA Holds Snowbird Conference

The Computing Research Association (CRA) held it biennial conference in Snowbird, Utah, recently. Running from July 11-13, the conference brought together the chairs of Ph.D.-granting departments of computer science and computer engineering, as well as leaders from U.S. industrial and government computing research laboratories. A number of other senior people from research groups, government, academia, […]

No Where To Hide

“[…] Your information is out there. And thanks to database technology that has become ever more pervasive, it can be aggregated and collated and turned into a startlingly comprehensive dossier on you in the blink of an eye. Okay, so maybe you should be a little worried. […] Here’s where you may be surprised: There […]

Patriot Act Amendment Fails

“WASHINGTON, July 8 – Following is the 210-210 roll-call vote Thursday by which the House rejected an amendment preventing the authorities from using the Patriot Act to acquire records from libraries, bookstores and other businesses. […]” SOURCE: NY Times

ICANNot Pay Those Dues

“Seventy-five registrars from around the world have banded together to protest the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number’s (ICANN) proposed 2004-2005 budget, which significantly raises the yearly fee for registrars regardless of size. SOURCE: Internetnews.com

Feds Weigh Role in Net Telephony

“As Congress braces for a comprehensive overhaul of the 1996 Telecommunications Act next year, a House subcommittee on Wednesday debated whether it should first warm up its legislative chops on voice-over-IP telephony services. […] At issue is whether Congress should pre-empt state regulation of VOIP and, if so, how the federal government can devise safeguards […]