Digital Economy Bill bill could ‘breach rights’ An influential group of MPs and peers has said the government's approach to illegal file-sharing could breach the rights of internet users. The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights said the government's Digital Economy Bill needed clarification. It said that technical measures – which include cutting off persistent…… Continue reading Links for February 9th
I’m not normally one to download podcasts but I’m a bit of a fan of Eddie Izzard and thought I would give it a go. I found this free (free!) podcast in the iTunes store featuring Eddie being interviewed by the equally funny Simon Amstell (UK store for that link). It’s very, very funny, helped…… Continue reading Fancy some free Izzard?
Coffee ‘may reverse Alzheimer’s’ Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists say. The Florida research, carried out on mice, also suggested caffeine hampered the production of the protein plaques which are the hallmark of the disease. Previous research has also suggested a protective effect from…… Continue reading Links for July 6th
Slate magazine has an interesting article covering the use of DRM in iTunes in the past and how the removal of Fairplay will affect the way that we play music in the future. They argue that DRM has never been a potent force against piracy (an argument I entirely agree with) and that it’s been…… Continue reading Bearing the DRM cross