Thursday, September 30, 2004

Damnit! I knew I should have patented this ;)

Cheers to iPac. A Lessig-style IP PAC.

Therefore, IPac will support elected representatives and candidates for public office who fight for these principles:
1.Creators of ideas and inventions have the right to be compensated for their work, but not to limit political expression, veto technological innovation, or restrict education and scientific research.
2.Intellectual property laws should be judged by their potential to foster new creativity, as required by the U.S. Constitution.
3.Intellectual property laws should be clear and explicit, so anybody can create without fear of lawsuits.


They seem a little Cali namby-pamby for me. But hey, that's where the gold comes from.

Please wealthy readers, contribute.

What Gov credentialed 'journalists' missed at the RNC

Open Source with Closed Standard

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

No expectation of privacy in DMV records, so police can lie to get at them and there is no 1983 action

Phillips v. Bailey

Another opinion saying informational privacy is not within the scope of the 4th Amendment.

SDNY PATRIOT Act Case

John Doe v. Ashcroft

Haven't read it yet.

UPDATE
Orin Kerr wouldbe strokin' his beard for actually reading the case. While I share contempt for the media doing a terrible job in being authentic, we can't all be ECPA
nerds. I don't think anyone knows exactly what's in EPCA+PATRIOT.

Purpose

Basically, I've come to the conclusion that a significant part of my life revolves around the Internet, in one way or another. I always seem to tell people that I will send them this link or the other, but it doesn't seem like there is an easy way to send links on the fly. So I'm gonna give this site a try...As the title suggests I plan on mainly just dumping links to good stuff, but I can imagine occasionally throwing some rants in there. I'm not looking to create a public good here, merely a place to collect and share things of interest among my various social circles. (Yes, I've been re-reading Martin H. tonight, hence the other half of the name)

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