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From a fascinating collection of myspace password stats here
Firstly, the Google blog announced this morning that Google Maps is now live in Australia. Its been working for a while, but it seems now they have added a heap of new features
Many Australians have used our maps and satellite images, so today we’re especially excited to launch Google Maps Australia. We’ve expanded service to include Australian business listings, driving directions, and support for Google Mobile Maps in Australia.
The next time you’re looking for an address, tiger meat pie in Sydney, cafes in Melbourne, or how to get to the beach, Google Maps can help you find the answer. If you’re at your computer, go to http://maps.google.com.au and start searching — you can type addresses or business searches like [cricket near melbourne] all into the same search box. If you want to access Google Maps on your mobile device, go to http://www.google.com/gmm from your Java- enabled phone or Palm device to get started.
James, an avid sandstorming reader, also wrote to tell us of his new magazine launching:
Wireless Bollinger is a new Australian based music site focusing mainly on the indie genre both locally and overseas. Updated weekly, Wireless Bollinger provides comprehensive music news, breaking album reviews and all the charm that can be possibly squeezed into a pixelated world. So far they have reviewed The Shins, !!!, Clay Your Hands Say Yeah, of Montreal and more. Also part one of an interview with James Mercer from The Shins is up with part two being published soon!
I noticed this today whilst on the MSN signup site. Are they completely unaware that Gmail even exists, not to mention Yahoo and many other solutions. You can find the original page here: http://join.msn.com/
Linking to copyright music posted elsewhere online without permission can be illegal, an Australian appeals court ruled Monday.
The issue before a three-judge panel at the Federal Court of Australia was whether Stephen Cooper, a retired policeman who ran the now-defunct site MP3s4free.net, was legally allowed to post links to mostly copyright MP3 files hosted on other servers. Cooper does not appear to have hosted any copyright music on MP3s4free.net.
Upholding a single judge’s ruling from last summer, the appeals panel agreed that linking runs afoul of Australia’s copyright laws, handing a victory to Universal Music Australia and the other major labels that brought the suit in 2004.
“A principal purpose of the Web site was to enable infringing copies of the downloaded sound recordings to be made,” Judge Susan Kenny wrote in her opinion. “The fact that the Web site also carried a warning that some downloading could be illegal did not lessen the force of the invitation.”
Cooper, a resident of the state of Queensland, had argued that he had no power to prevent illegal copying because users could “automatically” add links to the site without his control. He likened his site to Google’s search engine as a mechanism for pointing users to other sites–an analogy that one judge deemed “unhelpful,” in part because Google was not designed exclusively to facilitate music downloads. The opinion also noted that even the search giant is not always free to link to everything it wishes.
Furthermore, Cooper’s “deliberate choice” to set up the site in such a way that he couldn’t restrict access to copyright files when he could have designed it otherwise rendered him guilty of authorising copyright infringement, the judges said in a multipart opinion.
This is not the first time that linking to illicit material has been deemed illegal. In 2001, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled that a news organization could be prohibited from linking to software that can decrypt DVDs. “The injunction’s linking prohibition validly regulates (2600 Magazine’s) opportunity instantly to enable anyone anywhere to gain unauthorized access to copyrighted movies on DVDs,” the appeals court said. A Dutch court in 1999 reached a similar conclusion.
The Australian judges also agreed with an earlier court ruling determining that E-Talk, the company that hosted the MP3s4free site, and Comcen Internet Services, E-Talk’s parent company, had also broken the law because they did not do enough to stop Cooper from committing copyright violations.
Today I’m proud to announce that we’ve added another site to our growing network. Using funds gained from The Globecast web development we’re able to launch more cool sites for you guys. So if you need a website, or know someone else who needs one for their business, tell them to contact us today!
In other news, The Trailer Mash now sees more traffic then Sandstorming and has been featured in several print newspapers. Messquoted continues to be hailed as one of the best sources for high quality msn names.
These are the sick ****s that have been all over Australian news for the past week for filming a DVD involving a huge number of disgusting and illegal acts.
Well we’d love to bring you an inside view. We present the MySpace pages of the boys themselves:
http://www.myspace.com/35129496 – Deleted but comments remain
The comments reveal all of them aren’t going to school any more. If you still have no idea what this is all about, check out one of the Today Tonight segments here
P.S. I hope they all rot in jail.
WEB search leader Google has agreed to acquire top video entertainment site YouTube for $US1.65 billion ($2.22 billion) in stock, putting a lofty new value on consumer-generated media sites.
The deal, the first to value one of the new crop of user-participation websites at more than $US1 billion, combines two of the most popular Internet brands: Google, synonymous with web search and rapid innovation, and YouTube, a Silicon Valley upstart that has spearheaded the video-sharing craze.
Google said this morning that YouTube would continue to operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community.