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EFF's sender pay email debate ends in draw

Last night Mitch Kapor, Esther Dyson and Danny O’Brien debated the pros and cons of sender-pay email at a fundraiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation held at the Roxie Film Center in the Mission district. Actually Mitch was the moderator, but the co-founder of EFF and Chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation got a few shots in.

April 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Nix on Google/Miro remix

Just as Google celebrates its ascendent quarterly earnings release, the family of artist Joan Miro cites copyright violations for remixing the artist works in a Google logo (on Miro's birthdate). "It's a distortion of the original works and in that respect it violates the moral rights of the artist,'' said Theodore Feder, president of Artists Rights Society in a Mercury News story.

April 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Apple vs. bloggers, AMD vs. Intel, DRM vs. consumers Yahoo vs. China, Microsoft vs. EU and more...

This week on The Dan & David Show, we go on a legal tear, discussing Yahoo's alleged data sharing with the Chinese government that led to the incarceration of a writer, AMD's anti-trust suit against Intel, Microsoft and European Union continuing to battle and Apple's quest gain access to the logs of enthusiast sites that published leaked details of a product supposedly in development--a FireWire audio interface for GarageBand (trade secret or not?).

April 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Duffield's Workday beginning next month

Dawn Kawamoto has some details on what PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield is up to with his new company, Workday. Duffield has been quite secretive about what he is cooking up, but is expected to launch the first product--an on demand HR service--next month.

April 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Software service networks

SAP chief blogger Jeff Nolan comments on Martin Lamonica's story on "Software Stack Wars"--the notion that enterprise software vendors are obsessed with building their own pre-certified stacks, from operating system and middleware to applications and databases, or some variation. I wrote about Oracle moving in that direction, based on CEO Larry Ellison's remarks about adding Linux to have a more complete Oracle controlled stack.

April 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Dueling business units

Elinor Mills blogs about an effort in honor of Earth Day to reduce the number of phone directories published each year. By signing a petition at PaperlessPetition.

April 20, 2006 by Phil Windley

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The new meaning of programming

If you can imagine a vast army of uncontrollable media programmers storming the gates, you'll start to understand why Hollywood is so fearful of the Internet.

April 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Nathan Myhrvold: Invention capitalist

Former head of Microsoft Research and now head of patent foundry Intellectual Ventures Nathan Myhrvold doesn't mind being called a patent troll (video here and here). He wants to be the first "invention capitalist.

April 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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