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Viacom's YouTube suit threatens freedom

A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, YouTube owner... More...

GIF Freedom Day!!!

Today, 20 June 2003 is GIF Freedom Day, the day on which US Patent 4,558,302 expires from Unisys. This patent describes the LZW compression algorithm used in .gif files, now allowing unlimited downloads (free-use) of... More...

Bit by bit, digital freedom disappears

Another stage in Microsoft's five-year plan to control our PCs and the Internet will kick off early next year with the launch of Advanced Micro Devices' latest chip, Opteron, aimed at business uses. ... More...

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