Wired: The Race to Kill Kazaa – “Ultimately, the power to snuff Kazaa rests solely in the hands of Kazaa users. Getting them to do so means first giving them a better place to go.” [update: Kazaa strikes back at Hollywood, labels]
More IP stuff, this time Lisa M. Bowman talking to Robin Gross on news.com: Digital rights under fire. (This is going to turn into a specialized consumer rights/copyright law blog if I’m not careful…)
From ZDNet: Fight for your right to copy, noticed on SomaFM. Strangely right-on.
Another interesting take on copyright law: Lawrence Lessig’s What lawyers can learn from comic books in the ‘Herring where he talks about Japan’s dojinshi phenomenon. ‘The “use” of [the]copyrighted content therefore benefits the original author. … Manga publishers in Japan recognize this. They understand how “theft” can benefit the “victim,” even if lawyers are trained to make the thought inconceivable.’ I like pragmatism.
Time to get back into the blogging swing of things… btw, happy new year.