Links for 17th August 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Sharing 2999 Songs, 199 Movies Becomes ‘Safe’ in Germany

    "Prosecutors in a German state have announced they will refuse to entertain the majority of file-sharing lawsuits in future. It appears that only commercial-scale copyright infringers will be pursued, with those sharing under 3000 music tracks and 200 movies dropping under the prosecution radar."

    Tagged with: musiccopyrightP2PpiracyfilesharingGermanylawlegal

  2. Set Up a Home Server

    Mostly obvious stuff, but worth running through anyway.

    Tagged with: homeserverheadlessset-upcomputingarchivehardware

  3. Book Publishing Accounting: Some Basic Concepts

    "… I’ve found it necessary to explain and clarify certain fundamental notions and practices that shape the book business as we know it. This is very far from a complete textbook; there are large areas of the business I won’t even touch on, and I don’t know all the answers anyway. I’ll be content if this piece gives some of the answers, and stimulates a healthy skepticism in anyone seeking more of them."

    Tagged with: booksliteraturepublishingeconomicswiki

  4. Sylvia Plath—original hip-hop poet

    "Plath occupies a strange position in the poetry world, or at least in the various ones with which I’ve been affiliated. She’s absolutely ubiquitous and yet almost completely absent. Is she among the most popular post-World War II poets among people who don’t write poetry? If so, that’s really saying something. Excluding Allen Ginsberg, almost any other poet I can think of who approaches Plath’s fame and number of books sold would still mostly be read by other poets…"

    Tagged with: Plathpoetryliteratureculturehip-hop

  5. Air Force Suspends Controversial Cyber Command

    "… within the military, the command was blasted for being duplicative — and maybe even a cheap internal power grab. As Brewin notes, "The hard sell may have been the undoing of the Cyber Command, which seemed to be a grab by the Air Force to take the lead role in cyberspace.""

    Tagged with: USmilitarycyberspacetechnologypoliticssecurity

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