The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is widely regarded as terrible legislation, but how far will its influence extend? Adam weighs in on the DMCA’s impending damage to culture and innovation. Also in this issue, Kevin Savetz provides an update on the state of V.92 modems, we note the releases of BBEdit 7.0 and SpamSieve 1.2, and Microsoft surprises us with a familiar face amid its Ms. M.o.X.i.e. contest semifinalists. Lastly, Adam turns 35 today!
Bare Bones Releases BBEdit 7.0 -- One wouldn't expect to make a big deal out of a text editor, yet we've run across people who think the Finder is nothing more than an obstacle to launching BBEdit
SpamSieve 1.2.1 Adds Email Clients -- Apple has made a big deal out of the spam filtering method that its Mail program uses to weed out unwanted email
Microsoft Contest Acknowledges Women in Business -- We make a practice of keeping up on what's happening in the Mac world, but some things still catch us off guard
Back in TidBITS-580, I wrote an article about V.92, then a new analog modem standard that was just starting to appear on store shelves. A year and a half later, V.92 isn't exactly a household word, but it can make your Internet connection faster and more pleasant.
If you use an analog modem to get on the Internet, you need all the speed you can get
Much has been written about what's wrong with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). After all, it's been used to jail programmers, threaten professors, and censor publications, and because of it, foreign scientists have avoided traveling to the U.S