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5:50 AM ET, August 5, 2006

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Consumerist:
Circuit City Flouts The DMCA For A Tenner  —  Well, well, well!  Look who's violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!  For only a couple of fins, Circuit City will take your DVD and an iPod and flagrantly breach copyright at your behest.  —  How does this violate the DMCA?
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Seth Finkelstein / Infothought:
Circuit City says it does not violate DMCA, does not copy commercial DVD's  —  According to a story making the rounds of the bogosphere, "Circuit City Flouts The DMCA For A Tenner" … When I read that story, it struck me as unbelievable.  I could not imagine a large chain store setting …
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Don't believe BusinessWeek's bubble-math  —  This week's BusinessWeek cover story features a beaming Kevin Rose from Digg.  Across his chest it says "How this kid made $60 million in 18 months."  Wow, now that sounds like a great success story.  —  Too bad it's a blatent lie.  BusinessWeek knows it.
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Mike Rundle / 9rules Network Official Blog:   How Paul Scrivens, Mike Rundle, Colin Devroe, and Tyme White …
Neologies:
Flickr working on geotagging functionality?  —  I noticed something interesting this morning while organizing some of my photos on Flickr.  On the Organize page, I spotted an additional tab on the top labeled "ADMIN:DEV".  Clicking on it opened a world map (courtesy of Yahoo! Maps/NAVTEQ) and an options panel.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Flickr to offer drag and drop geotagging?
Jasonogrady / O'Grady's PowerPage:
EXCLUSIVE: Leopard Feature Set Leaked  —  In advance of Monday's keynote address by Steve Jobs at WWDC The PowerPage has received a alleged copy of the features (and some screenies) from Apple's next generation operating system - Mac OS 10.5 ("Leopard").  The details are unconfirmed and are being posted for informational purposes only.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:   Apple OS X 10.5 Leopard features leaked?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Sitemaps Becomes Google Webmaster Central; Preferred Domain Tool Launched  —  Google Sitemaps has gained a new name along with new features.  Google Webmaster Central is the new name of the former Google Sitemaps service, which now has evolved into a central place for Google …
CNET News.com:
Senate ratifies controversial cybercrime treaty  —  The first and only international treaty designed exclusively to combat computer crime won approval late Thursday from the U.S. Senate.  —  The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime "will enhance our ability to cooperate with foreign governments …
Ryan / Screwedbydesign.com:
Firefox 2 Visual Refresh Progress  —  Last night I worked on getting the new theme changes hacked into my trunk build.  After about an hour of failed attempts, I ended up having to pull a new tree to get the patch to grudgingly apply - only to run into bug 346214 and a missing close tag introduced by the patch in browser.xul.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and digg
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Blog feeds may carry security risk  —  LAS VEGAS—Reading blogs via popular RSS or Atom feeds may expose computer users to hacker attacks, a security expert warns.  —  Attackers could insert malicious JavaScript in content that is transferred to subscribers of data feeds that use the popular RSS …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / DesktopLinux.com:
Desktop Linux breakthrough: Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad  —  Analysis — Finally.  For years, the holy grail of the Linux desktop has been to get a major computer vendor to commit to preloading a Linux desktop.  It finally happened.  —  On August 4th, we found out that Lenovo Group …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Copyright tussles for Google  —  In the 1970s, an adult movie theater in Dallas claimed it had the right to show a pirated copy of "Behind the Green Door" because the movie was so lewd it could not legally be copyrighted.  —  The theater lost when a federal appeals court ruled that the film …
Discussion: SearchViews
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Niche Job Boards Rising  —  Mike Arrington is slowly expanding his empire.  He launched CrunchBoard, a job board fine tuned for his community of reader.  My congratulations to Mike on making the move, and putting together a good resource for his readers.  He explains his reasons here.
Peter Norvig / Official Google Research Blog:
All Our N-gram are Belong to You  —  Posted by Alex Franz and Thorsten Brants, Google Machine Translation Team  —  Here at Google Research we have been using word n-gram models for a variety of R&D projects, such as statistical machine translation, speech recognition, spelling correction …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Music industry sues P2P firm LimeWire  —  After months of issuing warnings, the music industry finally made good on its threat to file suit against peer-to-peer software company LimeWire.  —  A group of music companies, including Sony BMG, Virgin Records and Warner Bros.
Discussion: Techdirt and TechSpot
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Departing Fortune Interactive  —  Some of you will no doubt experience déjà vu by the time you get to the end of this blog post, but I am announcing my departure from Fortune Interactive.  —  Last summer, after considering many opportunities, I decided to join forces …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Valleywag and 0xDECAFBAD
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
A Mail.app rule for catching image spam
John Blau / InfoWorld:
German court rules used software licenses illegal
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Phone Scoop:
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Software Giants Seek Friends Among Hackers
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google, Yahoo! and MSN: Brand Association
Discussion: E-consultancy and The 360
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Pioneering Television Programmer CNET Set to Debut CNETTV.com
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Music You Can See: Warner Plans to Sell Albums on DVDs
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Jimmy Wales Kicks off Wikimania
Associated Press:
French iTunes law goes into effect
Associated Press:
Microsoft to hackers: Take your best shot
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot