Posts Tagged 'edition'

WD offers My Book Mirror edition, external RAID drive

Backup for dummies. Buy this, set it and forget it. Simple backup for the user who is too lazy or doesn’t know how. Now if they could only stop those damn drives from crashing …

“WD’s My Book Mirror Edition dual-drive storage system automatically mirrors your valuable data for extra protection. The USB 2.0 interface and a powerful combination of features make this system the storage solution of choice for photographers, home users, small offices, and anyone looking for extra assurance that their data is safe.

The safest place for your data – Using RAID mirroring technology, this system automatically and continuously duplicates your data for the ultimate in data protection. If one drive in this two-drive system ever fails, the system continues to run and your data is safe. How’s that for peace of mind?” (link)

Austrian puts Canadian copyright laws to the test

An Austrian music publisher has sent a pair of cease-and-desist letters to a Canadian college student running a database of public domain scores. The problem? Though the scores are in the public domain in Canada, not all are yet in the public domain in Europe. By putting the scores on the web, Universal Edition AG argues that copyright law in both Canada and Europe is being violated.

On the face of it, this is a strange argument to make (but we’ve seen stranger). It seems to imply that any web-based project needs to follow the most restrictive laws that might govern it anywhere in the world. Michael Geist, a Canadian law professor, puts it this way.

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