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Tech: copyright detection; hacker one-upmanship

updated 09:55 pm EST, Wed March 3, 2004

Tech: copyright detection

Evening tech news: A new political battle is brewing over Net music swapping, focusing on a company that claims to be able to automatically .




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    Dear god...

    Good god almighty, MacNN... The news of the Windows source code leak is *two weeks old*. This takes the cake for delayed reporting by MacNN.

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    RIPE.

    one up manship is just RIPE to be punishable by death in 10-15 states.

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    Wow.

    I am a regular reader macnn, but it goes to show something when _parody_ sites, like appleturns, display the news (i.e. the windoze source code leak) before a quote "news" site.

    Let's hope this doesn't become a pattern. (oh wait, it already is.)

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    Source available

    The fact that the source available does not mean it will be harder for Microsoft to make Windows more secure. If anything, it will make it easier for them. The source to the Darwin kernel and to all of the (GNU/)Linux and *BSD OS'es are also available. Security through obscurity is a bogus argument in the case of source code availability.

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    Excuses

    M$ released the code themselves. It just gives them one more thing to blame their lack of security on...

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    news

    MacNN also had this on their site two weeks ago. In fact, you can read all about it here: http://www.macnn.com/news.php?id=23425

    I'm not exactly sure why this is "news" again. If anything, ZDNetUK is the one to be mocked for publishing "old" news.

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    I believe this too!

    "M$ released the code themselves. It just gives them one more thing to blame their lack of security on..."


    I believe this too!

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    I believe this too!

    I believe this too!


    " M$ released the code themselves. It just gives them one more thing to blame their lack of security on..."

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    Sure...

    They released the source code so other companies could peer in and see how they did things...

    Even if other people (Linux, OS X Darwin etc.) didn't copy the code, they could optimize their existing code with the ideas they gleam from the source.

    Come on people...

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    File swapping protections

    are useless.

    A) Programs are cracked
    B) You can't legislate that programs put in DRM because US laws have no barring on international laws. People will just use programs that the US has no control over.
    C) Regulations would cripple open source and other freeware authors who don't have the finances to put DRM in every product.
    D) Nobody will use locked down software/hardware because it's more inconvient and less capable then non-locked down software/hardware.
    E) Monitoring every file transfer for protected content creates a crippling effect on free speech, because it centralizes it. Guess how fast the governement would abuse this technology?

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