ACM Washington Update Vol. 8.12 (December 31, 2004)

CONTENTS [1] ACM Job Migration Task Force Meets in D.C. [2] U.S. Supreme Court to Consider P2P Case [3] Intelligence Reform Legislation Becomes Law [4] European Union Policy Developments [5] Upcoming Events [6] About USACM [An archive of all previous editions of Washington Update is available here.]

New National Academies’ RFID report

CSTB’s Committee on Radio Frequency Identification Technologies recently issued its report of a workshop that explored RFID technology and related technical and policy issues. The report summarizes discussions by panelists and participants at the workshop. SOURCE: CSTB

New National Academies' RFID report

CSTB’s Committee on Radio Frequency Identification Technologies recently issued its report of a workshop that explored RFID technology and related technical and policy issues. The report summarizes discussions by panelists and participants at the workshop. SOURCE: CSTB

Single Government ID Moves Closer to Reality

“Federal officials are developing government-wide identification card standards for federal employees and contractors to prevent terrorists, criminals and other unauthorized people from getting into government buildings and computer systems. The effort, known as the Personal Identity Verification Project, stems from a homeland security-related presidential directive and is being managed by the National Institute of Standards […]

Why The Grokster Case Matters

” For years, the music and film industries have fought a Sisyphean battle against piracy. Companies estimate that online thieves download 2.6 billion illegal music files and some 12 million movies every month, costing them millions of dollars a year. On Dec. 10 the media bigs landed a rare win: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed […]

ACM Job Migration Task Force Meets in D.C.

ACM’s Job Migration Task Force held a meeting earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Among others, the Task Force heard presentations from representatives of the Institute for International Economics, the Cato Institute, the Economic Policy Institute, and the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO). The group, co-chaired by Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University) and Frank Mayadas […]