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Big, Confusing Mess Of A Fair Use Decision Over DMCA Takedowns

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 01:37:07 PM
Some potentially good news this morning -- which may be undermined by the fine print. After many years of back and forth, the 9th Circuit appeals court has ruled that Universal Music may have violated the DMCA in not taking fair use into account before issuing a DMCA takedown request on a now famous YouTube video of Stephanie Lenz's infant dancing to less than 30 seconds of a Prince song playing in the background. Because of this, there can now be a trial over whether or not Universal actually had a good faith belief that the video was not fair use.

The Linux Setup - Jim Whitehurst, President/CEO, Red Hat

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 12:39:56 PM
The Red Hat President/CEO discusses his use of Fedora, his appreciation for GNOME, and how Linux helped him to move up through Delta Airlines. Plus, he takes us under the hood of his laptop at the driver level!

Rugged PC/104-Plus SBC runs Linux on Vortex86DX2 SoC

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 11:42:45 AM
Versalogic’s “Fox” SBC features a DMP Vortex86DX2 SoC, dual display, USB, serial, and LAN ports, stackable ISA and PCI expansion, and -40 to 85°C operation. The Fox single-board computer is the newest member of Versalogic’s family of rugged, PC/104-style SBCs. It joins siblings named Cougar, Leapard, Minx, Tiger, Tomcat, Wildcat, and Ocelot, which are variously […]

Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 10:45:34 AM
The long-running copyright case began when Lenz uploaded a video of her son Holden dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." At that time, Universal had an employee scouring YouTube each day in order to issue takedowns on videos that used Prince music. EFF, looking for a test case over bad DMCA takedowns, found a sympathetic client in Lenz, a mom seeking to simply share a video of her son with his grandmother.

How to Install Bodhi Linux's Moksha Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17.2

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 09:48:23 AM
Now that the Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 operating system has been released with the mature version of the Moksha Desktop project, a fork of the Enlightenment E17 desktop environment, the time has come for Ubuntu users to give it a try.

Be a leader who can admit mistakes

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 08:51:12 AM
This might sound obvious, but if you want to build a more engaged workforce you need to, well, engage. That means, whether you are a CEO or a frontline manager, you need to be working hard to connect, face-to-face, with your people.

FireEye defends researcher injunction as way to protect 'trade secrets'

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 07:54:01 AM
Cybersecurity firm FireEye has defended the decision to place an injunction against a researcher as the only way to protect trade secrets. Last week, reports surfaced suggesting the cyberforensics firm attempted to prevent the public disclosure of security vulnerabilities discovered within the firm's suite of software.

How To Install & Use TrueCrypt In Ubuntu Linux To Encrypt Files & Folders

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 06:56:50 AM
If you are little interested obtaining higher level of security for you data, then I'm sure you would like this little software. Encryption just makes the normal files like, songs, movies, documents etc. into something that humans can't understand, only machines can understand after inserting a secret key. We can encrypt our secret files with TrueCrypt, still safe to work with. Let's see how to do that in Ubuntu Linux and other derivative OS.

Webinar: Maximizing NoSQL Clusters for Large Data Sets

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 05:59:39 AM
This follow-on webcast to Reuven M.

Managing packages on Fedora with DNF

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 05:02:28 AM
Fedora 22 shipped with a rather significant change under the hood: the introduction of DNF (DaNdiFied YUM) as the default package manager. The change is visible only to users that used YUM to work with Fedora packages.

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