Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Gonzales proposes new crime: "Attempted" copyright infringement — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is pressing the U.S. Congress to enact a sweeping intellectual property bill that would increase criminal penalties for copyright infringement, including "attempts" to commit piracy.
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee: Online Video is NOT a Crime — Yet
Edward N. Albro / Today @ PC World: Life in Prison Proposed for Some Copyright Pirates
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: DOJ: Make "Attempted" Infringement an Offense
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: OK, but I could still intend to attempt to contemplate infringement, right?
Posted by Alan Wexelblat / Copyfight: This is almost funny — I can't tell what's stupider or more boring …
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Life in prison for copyright infringement?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: We Refer to It Internally as the Crimethink Act of 2007
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Copyright law gone mad
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: New bill would outlaw 'attempted' piracy
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Gonzales Pledges To Get Tougher On Content Pirates
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Intellectual Property Protection Act to make attemped infringement illegal — US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has proposed tightening the United States' intellectual property laws. Titled the "Intellectual Property Protection Act," the proposed legislation would for the first time, criminalizes attempted copyright infringement.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab: Proposed I.P. Law: Gadgets Evidence Of Criminal Intent
John Blau / InfoWorld:
Software piracy hits $40B worldwide, says study — (InfoWorld) - Efforts to curb software piracy in China are bearing fruit although the piracy rate remains high, costing vendors billions of dollars in lost revenue, according to a survey paid for by large vendors, including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Discussion: Computerworld and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Todd R. Weiss / Computerworld: BSA: Global software piracy losses rose 15% to $40B in 2006
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: BSA: Bogus Stats Again
Motorola Introduces RAZR2 — The Next-Generation RAZR — Sleeker Outside, More Powerful Inside, the Next Iconic Device Delivers the Ultimate Mobile Experience — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today invited the world to experience the evolution of the RAZR brand as it unveiled RAZR2, the ultimate iconic feature phone.
Discussion: Computerworld, Gizmodo, Gadgetell, GigaOM, dailywireless.org, I4U News and Switched
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: Motorola unveils second-gen RAZR smart phone
Indraneel Purohit / Gadgetell: Motorola RAZR2 — It's here - the heir to the throne …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM: Camera Lights (No) Action... Moto
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: RAZR2 Details — Motorola announced the RAZ 2 today at the Mobile Experience event.
Tom Conlon / Switched: Moto Launches RAZR2, Not iPhone-Killer
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Motorola RAZR 2 hands-on — Well, it's finally here, the RAZR 2, proper sequel to the Motorola RAZR, the best-selling cellphone of all time. This newb's got big shoes to fill, but at least in its GSM / EDGE and CDMA variants it's 2mm smaller (sorry HSDPA fans, it's the same thickness for that flavor of 3G).
Kellie Marks / The Third Word:
AOL Acquires Third Screen Media — Leading Provider of Mobile Advertising Solutions Will Expand Advertising.com's Mobile Services for Advertisers and Publishers — DULLES, VA - May 15, 2007 - AOL announced today that it has acquired Third Screen Media, the leading mobile advertising network …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: AOL acquires Third Screen Media, mobile ad company — consolidation begins
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: AOL Acquires Third Screen Media, Broadening Mobile Ad Platforms
Anne Broache / CNET News.com: AOL acquires cell phone ad firm
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: AOL Makes Mobile Move with Third Screen
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: AOL Buys Third Screen Media Ad Network
Kate Zimmermann / SearchViews: AOL Officially Buys Third Screen Media
Apple Updates Popular MacBook — Faster Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, 1GB of Memory and Larger Hard Drives Across the Line — Apple® today updated its MacBook® consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Apple tweaks MacBook line
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: New MacBooks don't fall far from the MacBook Pro tree
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy: Specs for the New MacBooks
Dwight / TechBlog: MacBook line gets a refresh
Ryan Block / Engadget: Apple MacBook line gets spec bumps
Griffith / Forever Geek: Apple releases faster Macbooks
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com: The $200 difference game — Apple announced the update of its 13-inch MacBook today.
Thord Daniel Hedengren / 901am: Blogosphere darling gets more juice
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Apple updates the MacBook
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Apple turnover: new crop of MacBooks
Ryan Katz / Think Secret: MacBook update arriving Tuesday
The Real Story of JPG Magazine — If there's one thing I've learned about community-building, it's this: Do Not Lie. People are too smart and well-connected to believe a lie anymore. So, with that in mind, the story I'm about to tell is absolutely true as I experienced it. — How JPG Began
Discussion: Valleywag, Thomas Hawk's Digital …, O'Reilly Radar, MediaVidea, Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard, rexblog.com, SYNTAGMA, GigaOM, Common Craft, Epicenter, Scobleizer, /Message, kottke.org and digg
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar: JPG's Founding Editors Leave
Pramit Singh / MediaVidea: Revising history: the JPG edition
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard: JPG Magazine drama
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com: The challenge of startup partnerships
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: An Entrepreneurial Nightmare
Om Malik / GigaOM: JPG, IMified, FeedCrier & other morning bits
Leelefever / Common Craft: Derek Powazek Says Goodbye to JPG Magazine
Adario Strange / Epicenter: JPG Magazine Founder on the Perils of Startups
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: JPG Magazine kicks out founders?
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Derek Powazek on Learning From Partnership Gone Bad
Derick Mains / Apple:
iTunes Offers Exclusive Pre-Order of New Paul McCartney Album "Memory Almost Full" — Complete Catalog of 25 Solo Albums Coming to iTunes This Month — Apple® today announced that thirteen-time Grammy award winner Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full" …
Discussion: MacUser, MacMegasite, Macsimum News, Gadgetell, Podcasting News, Simplehelp and The Technology Chronicles
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: iTunes offers exclusive pre-order of new Paul McCartney album
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: The first Beatle is now available in iTunes
Ross McKillop / Simplehelp: How to convert .ape files to .mp3 using Windows
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Truemors Launches — Truemors, Guy Kawasaki's new startup, opened to the public about an hour ago. — We covered them last week when we were able to get into the beta. Truemors is a rumor reporting site. Users text, email or call in a rumor and other users vote on it. Popular rumors make it to the home page.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests, franticindustries, CenterNetworks and Data Mining
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries: Truemors - just like Reddit, only for rumors
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Video Review: Truemors - I don't get it
Share Printers and Access Your Media Wirelessly with the Belkin Network USB Hub … (Compton, CA) - May 15, 2007 - The Belkin Network USB Hub works with your existing wireless router to give you wireless access to printers, media readers, and external hard drives.
Discussion: Macsimum News, Ubergizmo, Macworld, Gearlog and Engadget
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Belkin announces Network USB Hub
Peter Cohen / Macworld: News: Network USB Hub to be Mac-compatible
Jen the Weird Hunter / Gearlog: Share Printers, Scanners, and More with Belkin's Network USB Hub
Darren Murph / Engadget: Belkin Network USB Hub gets official
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Flickrvision — Twittervision's new cousin — Just released today, Flickrvision shows realtime, geolocated Flickr photos. Just like Twittervision, it's hypnotic to watch. The map moves around to show the location of the most recent tweet or photo. Both visualizations hail from David Troy …
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog: FlickrVision - And Now for Google Earth
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools
Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme: After Twittervision We Now Have Flickrvision
Stuart Dredge / Twitterati: Twittervision spawns Flickrvision spin-off
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler: Flickrvision: Realtime Image Mapping Display
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: TWO FLICKR EYE-CANDY TOOLS FOR YOUR MONDAY
Jason / Rails Envy:
Hi, I'm Ruby on Rails... What do you get when you cross the Mac vs PC commercials and Rails Envy? Ruby on Rails ads to get everyone hyped for Railsconf, that's what! — Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer from RailsEnvy present: — Ruby on Rails vs Java — ad #1 of 4 — Click here to view on YouTube
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear: Ruby On Rails Versus Java Ad
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Motorola's Mobile Experience event with Ed Zander — Last week when asked how Motorola planned to deal with the iPhone Ed Zander replied, "How do they deal with us? That's the question." Of course, that doesn't really mean a whole lot until you see what these phones are they've had cooking — and that happens today.
Carlo Longino / Techdirt: Will Zander's Smoke and Mirrors Be Enough To Save His Job?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Motorola announced new slimmer and better RAZR 2
Some Community Tips for 2007 — Seven tips on how to run a successful community. — Ads via The Deck — Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community. Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add …
Discussion: Common Craft and Bokardo
Leelefever / Common Craft: Matt Haughey of MetaFilter on Managing Community
Joshua Porter / Bokardo: Why founders should be part of their community
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Things Sure Are Quiet At MySpace News — When the largest site on the Internet announced their new MySpace News service, people expected it to get at least some traction, quickly. But a month later, as former TechCrunch writer Marshall Kirkpatrick noted in Twitter today, the site appears to be nothing more than a ghost town.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests, Online Media Cultist, Valleywag, franticindustries, Lost Remote, Screenwerk and rexduffdixon.com
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries: MySpace news as cheery as a cemetary
Liz Foreman / Lost Remote: Nothing's going on at MySpace News (duh)
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: So Far: MySpace News MIA
Yahoo! Appoints Blake Jorgensen as Chief Financial Officer — Thomas Weisel Co-Founder Brings Strong Track Record as Business-Builder and Broad Financial, Operating and Strategic Expertise to Yahoo!'s Executive Team — SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Yahoo! Inc. …
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants: Yahoo brings in a dealmaker: Transactions ahead
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com: Yahoo Hires Former Banker As CFO; Makes Them Look Like A Buyer, Not A Seller
Adario Strange / Epicenter: Yahoo Moves Decker, Appoints New CFO
Rob Hof / Business Week: New CFO at Yahoo!, Finally
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Yahoo Fills CFO Position With Blake Jorgensen
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Yahoo Names New CFO
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
LOOK OUT Kevin Rose! 19 IM Startups You Need to Beat — The online chat and IM arena is heating up. Meebo just launched a fully fledged chat service with Meebo Rooms, several new startups, like Pibb, have sprouted out of nowhere, and Digg's Kevin Rose seems to be working on his version …
Discussion: StartupSquad.com, O'Reilly Radar, AppScout, Startup Meme, NewTeeVee and digg
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar: Meebo Gets Chat Rooms
Brian Heater / AppScout: Meebo Introduces...Chatrooms... It's no secret that I love me some Meebo action.
Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme: Meebo Launches Meebo Rooms
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: Meebo Adds Media Rooms
SAP and Novell Deliver Expanded Linux Support Options for Customers — Companies Further Relationship to Offer Long-Term Support and Maintenance Strategy for Linux as an Open Platform for SAP(R) Applications — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced that they have extended …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Claire Bates / Daily Mail:
Watch slide-shows on the umbrella which will stop you getting lost — Rainy days will never seem as dull again thanks to a new internet umbrella. — The high-tech brolly allows you to take pictures with a built-in camera. These can be uploaded to Flickr (a photo-sharing website) …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Life On the Wicked Stage
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: The Internet Umbrella
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Free tool offers 'easy' coding — Scratch's creator Mitchel Resnick building a character — A free programming tool that allows anyone to create their own animated stories, video games and interactive artworks has been launched. — Primarily aimed at children, Scratch does …
Discussion: CrunchGear, MacDailyNews and digg