Twice, Irwin Meyer has sailed on big ideas to some degree of fortune.
The first time was in 1977, when he found a struggling play based on a comic-strip character and helped turn it into the unlikely Broadway hit, "Annie." It earned him a Tony Award for co-producing the best musical of the year.
The second time was in 1999, when he discovered a technology that could scour Internet chat rooms for rumors, innuendo, opinions or lies about a particular person or company. He created a company to offer the service to any business worried about its image — and its stock price.
Dmitry Sklyarov and his Russian employer, ElcomSoft, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of violating the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, paving the way for the first criminal test of the high-tech copyright law.
The case is being watched on an international level because its outcome may help determine how books and other works are sold in the digital age -- and how much jurisdiction U.S. law has over the whole Internet.
THE son of the New South Wales MP at the centre of a computer hacking scandal has reportedly told police he loaded hacking software onto his father's computer.
Labor MP Tony Kelly's son, John Kelly, denied however that he used the software to hack into the files of state opposition MPs.
Tony Kelly was last week cleared by police of any criminal conduct following an investigation by the Commercial Crime Agency which found confidential files belonging to Upper House Liberal MP Charlie Lynn on his computer.
DUBAI : A 22-year-old British computer engineer on Saturday appealed against a 2,725-dollar fine for hacking into the network of state-run telecoms company Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), his lawyer said.
"We have submitted an appeal," lawyer Ali al-Hashimi told AFP. "The grounds of the appeal are that the court of first instance ruled wrongly as there are no laws that criminalise computer hacking."
"The court will deliver its appeal judgement on September 15," the lawyer said.
Got this from *ugh!* Slashdot:
IEEE Spectrum has a scathing review
of venture capitalists this month. Authors Nick Tredennick and
Brion Shimamoto paint a devastatingly cynical picture of venture
capitalism from the engineers' perspective.
L33tdawg: Definetely worth a read!