Yearly Archives: 2006–Is That All You’ve Got?

Last week the RIAA sued Russian music-sharing site (prior post here). is unimpressed: “AllofMP3 understands that several U.S. record label companies filed a lawsuit against Media Services in New York . . . This suit is unjustified as … Continue reading

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That Holiday Spirit

The City of New London, Connecticut took the homes of Susette Kelo and her neighbors by eminent domain for a private waterfront development to spur economic growth. Kelo and the other homeowners challenged the taking, arguing that it was not … Continue reading

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Worth Reading

Frank Rich takes on Time Magazine’s choice of “You–yes, you” as 2006 Person of the Year in his Op-Ed column in today’s New York Times. After skewering Time for its “sad . . editorial pratfall” he decides that “Time made … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like March

The 9:00 PM Weather Channel weather for Oxford, ME (the nearest city, using that term loosely, for my present location) is 40 degrees and partly cloudy. The forecast for Christmas day is mostly sunny and 44 degrees. The forecast for … Continue reading

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iTunes: Up or Down

I posted last week (iTunes iNtrouble?) about a report by Forrester Research that, according to The Register, Bloomberg, and others, disclosed a collapse in iTunes’ sales in 2006. The claims of trouble at iTunes “threw the cat among the pigeons,” … Continue reading

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Despite a US-Russian trade agreement in which Russia agreed to close legal-in-its-own mind (see prior post), the pesky Russian site continues to operate, bearing an enthusiastic “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” and running a Christmas sale. Apparently tired … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About History . . .

Congressional Quarterly National Security Editor asked Congressman Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked head of the Intelligence Committee, whether al Qaeda is Sunni or Shiite. He said “they have both” before dashing out to the end of the … Continue reading

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