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Issue 5 • Date May 2003

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  • The copyright wars

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 23
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    A new world of digital entertainment beckons, but industry clashes impede progress. The paper discusses the conflicts between the consumer electronics industry which wants abundant content to be readily and cheaply available to drive the sale of the new products needed to download, record, and play it, and the entertainment people who deservedly want remuneration for the use of their content. View full abstract»

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  • Winners and losers in the information age

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Intel bets on Centrino to spawn new laptop generation

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):13 - 15
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  • Cable controversy pits power haves against have-nots

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Patriot's second chance at glory

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Tritium on ice: The dangerous new alliance of nuclear weapons and nuclear power [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):42 - 43
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  • Masters of doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 43
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  • What were we thinking? [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 56
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  • Fort TV [TV show e-mail transmission prevention]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 32
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    Today you're free to mail a friend a videotape of a TV show, but new digital defenses may stop you from e-mailing them. This article discusses the reasons why theses defenses are needed and some of the encryption technology involved. No solution has been proposed and vetted that affords digital content robust protection from broad public redistribution while still permitting "e-mailing to grandma"... View full abstract»

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  • Lights, camera, controls! [DVD copying prevention]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 31
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    The possibility of one DVD spawning countless perfect digital copies is, for the movie industry, the scenario for the ultimate horror show. Following the breaking of the content scramble encryption system for DVDs by a 16-year-old Norwegian programmer, Jon Johanssen, and the following lawsuit (decided in favour of the movie industry), several approaches for preventing the copying of DVDs are being... View full abstract»

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  • Europe's regulatory gridlock [media copying legislation]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):34 - 35
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    As media-copying sprouts, European Union legislation is failing to keep pace. To protect copyright holders, the European Commission (EC, Brussels), the legislative arm of the EU, has put several new directives on the table. But these initiatives have yet to be approved by the European Parliament (Strasbourg, France), let alone be adopted by its member states. The initiatives concerning counterfeit... View full abstract»

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  • Digital decoys [fake MP3 song files to deter music pirating]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    In an attempt to foil those seeking free music, the recording industry is flooding the Internet with fake MP3 song files that appear under a song's usual track name but, when played, offer only a frustrating mix of looped choruses or noise. The idea is to hit pirates where it hurts-boxing their ears with spoiled music to encourage them to buy CDs or obtain music on the Web through legitimate metho... View full abstract»

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  • The congressional corral [digital media copying prevention]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):33 - 35
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    For now, technologies for ripping, mixing, and burning digital technology are lawful to manufacture and distribute in the United States. But for how much longer? The motion picture industry among other groups of copyright holders, wants Congress to mandate that standard technical protection be installed in all digital media devices. In March 2002, Senator Ernest ("Fritz") Hollings (D-S.C.), with t... View full abstract»

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  • Mars: dead or alive?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):36 - 41
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    A miniaturized marvel of engineering aspires to rewrite the textbooks about life on the Red Planet. The paper discusses the Beagle 2 mission to Mars. Mention is made of the instrumentation together with the search for life. View full abstract»

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  • Online education expands and evolves

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):49 - 51
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    Convenience has always been a big draw of distance courses, but with the prolonged recession, engineers and other professionals are turning to online courses to maintain their job skills and their employability. Corporations have likewise embraced distance learning to keep their employees trained and motivated. Continued evolution in all sectors of engineering education around the world is irrever... View full abstract»

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  • Extreme lawsuits [digital copyright]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):23 - 25
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    Copyright owners concerned that digital technology can allow consumers to quickly make perfect copies of their works have increasingly considered adopting technology to limit that capability-technology that often limits viewing or hearing those works as well. The current fights over digital copyright are basically struggles over two questions. One is: how should the law protect copyright owners wh... View full abstract»

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  • For your ears only [copy controls for CDs]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):25 - 26
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    After recordable CDs hit the market in 1991, momentum on copying the discs began to build. Copies of original CDs were perfect and could themselves be copied ad infinitum. When blank disc prices dropped, people began copying CDs for their friends, just as they had with cassettes. As a result, recording companies began looking for ways to put the genie of infinitely copyable digital music files bac... View full abstract»

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  • Next up: Korean nuclear crisis

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 19
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    Discusses the history behind North Korean nuclear weapons intentions and the response of the United States. The opinions of leading experts are briefly mentioned and discussed. Options on how to respond to the crisis are considered. View full abstract»

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