Archives for February 2007

High Court Says Concealment of Assets Can Take Away Important Right in Bankruptcy

Pete Yost The Associated Press February 22, 2007 - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a financially troubled small-business man gave up an important right under the federal bankruptcy code because he failed to disclose all of his assets as the law requires. In a 5-4 decision, the Court said Robert Marrama of Gloucester, Mass., could not convert his bankruptcy case from one chapter of the code to another, as the law ordinarily allows. The reason, the Court said, stemmed from his failure … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Music: DRM, iTunes and the iPod

by Steve Jobs www.apple.com February 6, 2007: With the stunning global success of Apple’s iPod music player and iTunes online music store, some have called for Apple to “open” the digital rights management (DRM) system that Apple uses to protect its music against theft, so that music purchased from iTunes can be played on digital devices purchased from other companies, and protected music purchased from other online music stores can play on iPods. Let’s examine the current situation and how we … [Read more...]

US Senate Introduces Strong Privacy Bill

by Vidura Panditaratne Press Esc February 7, 2007: US Senators yesterday introduced a bill that better protects the privacy of citizens’ personal information in the face of data security breaches across the country. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) co-sponsored the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, which was first introduced in 2005 with co-sponsorship from Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) following serious data breaches at ChoicePoint and LexisNexis. Senator Specter, … [Read more...]