A Double Chance for DMCA Reform
Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) is planning to reintroduce the Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002, a bill that would reform the controversial anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The bill would allow users to bypass copy restriction systems for fair use purposes, much like the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act, cosponsored by Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA), John Doolittle (R-CA), Spencer Bachus (R-AL) and Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), proposes.
Rep. Lofgren plans to reintroduce her bill before March, said Steve Adamske, communications director and spokesperson for Rep. Lofgren. Rep. Boucher reintroduced his reform bill on January 7. Both were originally introduced in the last session of Congress but too late to make any progress.
What's the difference between the two reform bills? They're targeted at different committees--the Lofgren bill goes to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Boucher bill goes to the Energy and Commerce Committee. This split means double the chances for hearings, twice as much attention to the issue and DMCA reform will be twice as hard to block.
Neither the Committee on the Judiciary or the Energy and Commerce Committee has yet scheduled hearings on DMCA reform for this session of Congress.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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