Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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Copyright should really be reworked to much, much shorter copyright terms and to distinguish between completed works and ongoing works

Perhaps giving copyright protection should also require placing the source code to works in some kind of escrow.

We have the "source code" to books - because, luckily, the "source code" to a book is the text, the consumed work itself.

Not so with films, music, or closed-source software - even when it's out of copyright, they can't be mashed up as easily as a book. But if, after copyright lapses, we'd get pre-mixed tracks of audiovisual media, or the code to formerly closed source software...

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