Archive for August, 2003

RIAA Lawsuits to Begin in September

Friday, August 29th, 2003

According to an article in the subscribers-only Chronicle of Higher Education, the Recording Industry Association of America will begin its lawsuits against thousands of accused online music copyright violators in September. Aside: I wonder how the cost of the lawsuits will balance with the estimated lost revenue from copyright violations.

New York Times Lawsuit Gets 9/11 Transcripts Released

Friday, August 29th, 2003

Another lawsuit by another newspaper gets some information released for the world. This lawsuit began as a Freedom of Information request seventeen months ago.

Groups Demand Public Input from Tom Ridge

Friday, August 29th, 2003

Many organizations representing journalists, librarians, and many others, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge asking for public input in procedures to safeguard and share information between law enforcement officers, safety officers, researchers, and the government. The Department is drafting guidelines that could remove public information from the public sphere. Addendum 9/16: OMB […]

Alligator Hunting Resumes in Georgia

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

This is completely off the topic, but when I heard it on the radio, I couldn’t resist posting it. Georgia is allowing 150 hunters to kill one alligator each when it opens hunting season for alligators. Alligators have been on the endangered species list for a while. I’m cheering for the alligators. (Any of you […]

Good Stuff in the ResourceShelf

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

Lots of good on Gary Price’s ResourchShelf this week (and every week). Usually, I can select one or two things from his posts to feature here, but this week, there are too many good things to pick just one or two. Highlights: The Council of Higher Education Accreditation’s database, which includes accrediting information about higher […]

Hey Blog Groupies: Dinner on Thursday Instead of Blog Meeting

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Dave’s out of town again, so Wendy’s trying to get people to gather for dinner and chatting instead of our regular meeting. If you’re interested in going, please comment on her blog. Uh–add a comment to the post on her blog letting her know that you’ll be there. (My humor doesn’t work well in the […]

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac Is Available

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac contains a variety of figures, facts, and statistics from all areas of higher education and can be a great resource. The 2003-04 edition is now available. The Web site is a little confusing, though, because some sections seem like they have not been updated recently–like they’re using data from […]

Handy-sounding News Tool: NewsMac

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

“NewsMac brings together all your favourite news web sites into one place and lets you view the current headlines for which ever ones you choose.” It also allows you to add your favorite RSS feeds. I read about NewsMac in a recent Internet Scout Report. I don’t have the right operating system to run it, […]

Christopher Lydon Interviews Polly Toynbee about the BBC

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

Listen to Christopher Lydon interview Polly Toynbee of The Guardian on the latest scandal concerning exaggerated Iraqi weapons reports in Britain. She also talks about the BBC, its involvement in revealing the truth about the reports, and its relationship to the government. “Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee made a lot of points I hadn’t heard before […]

Gary Price’s ResourceShelf Featured in New York Times

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

Fishing for Information? Try Better Bait reviews the O’Reilly book “Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools.” Gary Price’s blog and several other fabulous Web resources are mentioned in the article. (Ignore the wrong URL for Gary’s site. It resolves to the correct site. The correct URL is http://www.resourceshelf.com. You can also read brief portions […]