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DC/P2P in the news 6-27-06: Spain outlaws P2P, adds tax to blank Media

dmcowen674

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The Internet is being picked apart across the globe.

Anyone wonder who exactly is doing the Policing?

6-27-2006 Spain outlaws P2P filesharing
Spain Outlaws P2P
Government also creates blank media tax

A Spanish intellectual property law has finally banned unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing in Spain, making it a civil offense even to download content for personal use, reports TMCNet. Users caught downloading content will be forced to pay the rights holder, though it isn't made clear how this will be tracked. The new law also created a small tax to be applied to the sale of blank media.

6-27-2006 Spain outlaws P2P filesharing - say 71% of traffic is illegal filesharing

Spaniards caught grabbing content from, say, eMule, will have to reimburse rights holders for losses.

The government is going after Internet service providers; it's a criminal offense for ISPs to facilitate unauthorized downloading.

The law also introduces a small tax to be levied on all blank media --- from a blank CD to mobile phones and even a memory stick. The money collected will be paid back to the owner of the copyright.

Spain's greater antipiracy clarity received a thumbs-up from the Motion Picture Assn.


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Congrats to all involved on the BOINC and all the projects.

6-4-2006 Researcher looks to PCs for medical cures

SEATTLE - Researcher David Baker believes the key to an AIDS vaccine or a cure for cancer may be that old PC sitting under a layer of dust in your closet or the one on your desk doing little else but running a screen saver. Those outdated or idle computers may be just what Baker needs to turn his ideas into scientific breakthroughs.

Baker, 43, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Washington, realized about two years ago that he didn't have access to the computing horsepower needed for his research ? nor the money to buy time on supercomputers elsewhere.

Baker's Rosetta(at)home project is attracting PC users who like the idea of helping find a cure for cancer and admire the way Baker has involved regular people in his research that aims to predict how protein structures unfold at the atomic level.

The technology, known as distributed or network computing, isn't new. In the late 1990s, a project at the University of California, Berkeley started inviting people to donate their computer power to scan distant radio signals for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. Millions of people have participated in the SETI(at)home project.

David P. Anderson, director of the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, said Baker's lab has done a particularly good job of connecting the participants to the science, including sharing the potential medical impact of the project.
 

dmcowen674

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Oct 13, 1999
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Hey guys,

How will the "Internets" (The Net has just been broken into payment Tiers by this Administration) affect Distributed Computing?

If people cannot even to do a search how can DC survive in such an environment?
 

dmcowen674

No Lifer
Oct 13, 1999
54,908
44
91
www.alienbabeltech.com
The Internet is being picked apart across the globe.

6-27-2006 Spain outlaws P2P filesharing
Spain Outlaws P2P
Government also creates blank media tax

A Spanish intellectual property law has finally banned unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing in Spain, making it a civil offense even to download content for personal use, reports TMCNet. Users caught downloading content will be forced to pay the rights holder, though it isn't made clear how this will be tracked. The new law also created a small tax to be applied to the sale of blank media.

6-27-2006 Spain outlaws P2P filesharing - say 71% of traffic is illegal filesharing

Spaniards caught grabbing content from, say, eMule, will have to reimburse rights holders for losses.

The government is going after Internet service providers; it's a criminal offense for ISPs to facilitate unauthorized downloading.

The law also introduces a small tax to be levied on all blank media --- from a blank CD to mobile phones and even a memory stick. The money collected will be paid back to the owner of the copyright.

Spain's greater antipiracy clarity received a thumbs-up from the Motion Picture Assn.
 

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