GNC-2007-02-09 #241

If I must say so myself this show came together perfectly and I have an absolute pile of tech news and information for you along with some mini rants as always. Check out the BarCamp Info

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Show Notes:
Vista for $8.00
Top 10 Reasons Movie Downloads Suck
Anagram
Every 39 Seconds
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Google TV Comments
The Machine is Us/ing Us
New Mac Pros!
Flight Simulator
Windows Expert Switches
Math Moron?
Skype Bios Reading?
Firefox Flaws
UFO Chile
YouTube Founders RICH!
Apple Snubs Vista
Pipes
FlyTech Dragonfly
Burglars Caught
Samsung F700
MovableType Community
Webmail Comparison
NBC Battles YouTube
PayPal Kickback
Beachwalks.TV
iPod JayWalker
External Video Card
Warner Music and DRM Response
OpenID
SnagIT Upgrade
Patch Tuesday
Firefox Memory
Fon Free Routers

U.S. Homeland Security Shuts Down BitTorrent P2P Site

U.S. Homeland Security Shuts Down BitTorrent P2P Site
Ten people suspected of involvement with the EliteTorrents webserver were served warrants by homeland security agents. According to the U.S. government agency, this is the first criminal enforcement action taken against violators of copyright law who use the BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file swapping software. The operation, codenamed D-elite, targeted administrators and content providers working through the EliteTorrents website.

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UA Student Convicted for Downloading Music & Movies

Parvin Dhaliwal,18, a student at the University of Arizona (UA), is the first person in country to be convicted of a crime under state law for downloading music and movies. Dhaliwal pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit marks, or unauthorized copies of intellectual property, and was sentenced to a three-month deferred jail sentence, three years of probation, 200 hours of community service and a $5,400 fine. Dhaliwal must also take a copyright class at UA and stop using file-sharing applications. What makes this conviction notable is that copyright protection is normally a federal matter.

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