Archives for February 2001
||2600 NEWS SECTION IS LAUNCHED|
Welcome to the new incarnation of 2600's website. In addition to a brand new design, we've started an ambitious project to help keep our readers informed of the latest developments on a number of fronts.
||FBI CONTINUES TRANSITION TO DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE|
If you were worried that the FBI is lagging behind in their ability to listen in on your phone calls, you can rest easy. Thanks to the "Digital Storm" program and the $30 million allotted to the FBI Laboratory, it won't be long before those bulky tapes are a thing of the past.
||"OFF THE HOOK" RAISES NINE GRAND FOR LISTENER LAWSUITS|
The continuing crisis involving WBAI, the Pacifica Foundation, and listeners
took an interesting twist last Tuesday during a two-hour fundraising edition
of "Off The Hook" when host Emmanuel Goldstein announced midway through that
every dollar pledged to the radio station would be matched by 2600 and that
amount would also be donated to the listener lawsuit seeking to unseat the
Pacifica National Board.
||NSI PLAYING FAVORITES?|
Could it be that our friends at Network Solutions discriminate against some
users while letting others get away with not paying their bills?
||"FREEDOM DOWNTIME" OFFICIALLY FINISHED|
"Freedom Downtime," the 2600 documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the
fight to stop the making of "Takedown," (a major motion picture based on Kevin
Mitnick's life) has finally been finished. What this means is that we are now
submitting it to various film festivals around the planet.
||HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AWARDED $10,000 IN WEB PARODY CASE|
The American Civil Liberties Union won a $10,000 settlement on Tuesday for a
high school student who was wrongfully punished by his school district after
putting up a parody web page.
||MPAA UPDATE - FEDS JOIN IN CASE AGAINST 2600|
We have a new cast of characters facing off against us in court: the federal
||MORE ON THE 'TAKEDOWN' DISASTER|
A feature in today's Film Threat
gives some insight into the mysteries behind the still-unreleased movie
based on the life of Kevin Mitnick.
||COUSIN OF DMCA HITS AUSTRALIA ON SUNDAY|
A new law goes into effect on Sunday in Australia that is remarkably similar to
the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States. It's called the
Digital Agenda Bill and it basically outlaws the supply, manufacture, and importation
of "circumvention devices" in much the same way as the DMCA.
||INTERNET ADVERTISING TO GET EVEN BIGGER|
Thanks to the good folks at the Internet Advertising Bureau, we can all look forward to
even bigger advertisements staring us in the face as we browse the web. Yes, this is the
kind of article that will make you want to break things - don't say we didn't warn you.
||CHINA TO WIPE IMPURITY FROM THE NET|
In an apparent attempt to make its citizens the true Moral Majority, the Chinese
government is once again tackling the issue of impurity and all around nasty
thoughts on the Internet.
||'OFF THE HOOK' PRE-EMPTED WITHOUT NOTICE|
Tonight's edition of "Off The Hook" was pre-empted without any notice to us by WBAI. We expect to be on next week at the normal time. Stay tuned....