August 22, 2004 - August 28, 2004 Archive
August 26, 2004
Hearings Continue in Maryland E-voting Case
Voters in Maryland are taking the stand in a three-day hearing to determine whether the state is required to provide paper audit trails for its e-voting machines.
Next on Fox - "CSI: Cyberspace"
Ever wonder what that would look like? Then check out "Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement."
MPAA Sues Makers of DVD Chips
Hollywood has DVDs locked down so tight that you have to agree to strict licensing terms to make pieces for a player. Two chip companies reportedly ran afoul of these agreements by selling their wares to companies outside of the cabal.
August 25, 2004
Italian Protest Site Censored
Time to say "ciao" to free speech on our favorite Mediterranean peninsula?
44% of Voters Want a Paper Trail
A poll commissioned by a voting machine vendor indicates a significant jump in the number of people who are concerned about validating the votes they cast on electronic voting machines.
James Boyle Gives Apple the Eye
Essays about law and technology don't get much smarter or more accessible than this.
August 24, 2004
New Mexico's Missing Votes
In 2000, New Mexico's electronic voting machines failed to record 678 presidential votes - in a state where the election was decided by 366.
Voting Labs Fail Transparency Test
Three private labs are responsible for testing all of America's electronic voting machines, but the results are a secret.
DoJ Official Pans PIRATE Act
The act aims to enlist federal prosecutors in the fight against file sharing, and it was passed by the Senate earlier this year.
Checking Out Wireless at the Public Library
A strange little story about a library, an open wifi network, and a very confused police officer.
And the Gold Medal for Stupid Linking Policies Goes to...
...the 2004 Olympic Games. Organizers issued a ridiculous "hyperlink policy" that requires other sites to ask permission before creating a link to their site. You know, like this one. And no, we did not ask for permission first.