An analog armageddon?

Hollywood movies are replete with bad guys nefariously plotting to control the world, but these days, music and movie industry associations are looking awfully like power-hungry villains themselves as they attempt to assert control over the devices that play and record their content.

Giving Democrats rope

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Nov. 18 — The beautiful 77-degree weather aside, it’s something of a shame that I wasn’t in Washington today to see a rare brilliant move by the

Sony Music’s spyware

Sony Music’s spyware

Security researchers recently discovered that digital rights management (DRM) software bundled with some of Sony BMG CDs will, among other things, send information about the user’s listening habits back to remote servers. This is simply not a good business strategy. Smart businesses treat their customers as cherished assets.

Roe was wrong

Roe was wrong

The debate over Judge Alito and the Supreme Court cannot be an honest one until this simple truth is laid bare: Roe v. Wade was a bad Supreme decision, which no honest reading of the Constitution can support.

A U.S. role in Darfur

It’s been nearly five years since an outbreak of anti-Americanism greeted the election of George W. Bush. Since then, the Iraq war, prison abuse scandals and another, more decisive, Bush

Internet tug-o-war

Internet tug-o-war

In the battle over control of the Internet, it’s not that the U.S. government manages the Internet better than other countries would, it’s that it barely manages the Internet at all, and it’s important that it stay that way.