Flagellent HBO Tells Google To Remove Links To... HBO

It's no surprise when a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request turns out to be terrible and absurd, but just in case anyone forgot how ridiculous these automatic notices can be, the DMCA has been kind enough to offer a little refresher in the form of HBO telling Google to remove links to... itself. » 2/04/13 4:20pm 2/04/13 4:20pm

Guess What, You Don’t Own That Software You Bought

A federal appeals court said Friday that software makers can use shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses to forbid the transfer or resale of their wares, an apparent gutting of the so-called first-sale doctrine. » 9/10/10 10:00pm 9/10/10 10:00pm

Final Round of Psystar vs Apple Might Be Called Off

I'm pissed. For months, I've been waiting for the Psystar vs Apple trial to hit the court. And now both companies are filing motions for summary judgments and potentially denying me a show? » 10/09/09 7:05pm 10/09/09 7:05pm

Super Tuesday Tech Special: Republican Edition

Click to viewTomorrow is Super Tuesday, meaning that from among the three Republican candidates (four if you count good ol' Ron Paul), a Republican presidential candidate should emerge. Since we're most interested in how the candidates stand on technology matters, we've presented them below. Now, we're not going to… » 2/04/08 12:00pm 2/04/08 12:00pm

Super Tuesday Tech Special: Democratic Edition

Click to viewThe Super Tuesday primaries are tomorrow. If you're voting in a Democratic contest, the choice is down to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. If you still haven't decided who will get your vote, fear not, because we've broken down the candidates on the issues that matter most to us: their tech policies. If… » 2/04/08 12:00pm 2/04/08 12:00pm

Foxtrot Comic Takes On DRM

We've been a longtime fans of Foxtrot, if for no other reason than identifying with the comic strip as a young, extremely dorky children. Now we have another reason to enjoy Bill Amend's work, because this Sunday's Foxtrot takes a nasty swipe at the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, that law making it illegal to break… » 12/30/07 6:15pm 12/30/07 6:15pm