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19 Mar 2006

Google Wins an Easy One Copyright Law
Last week a court in Philadelphia dismissed a 2004 case filed by Gordon Roy Parker. In
the decision the judge threw out the entire case alleging copyright infringement, defamation, invasion of privacy, and a grab bag of other complaints.

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12 Mar 2006

Wow, that's creepy

Last week I had lunch with an old friend who designs and sells video chips.

He told me about an RFP they got from a large retailer. (He didn't say which one.) They want to install a grid of little cameras on the ceiling of their stores that can track people as they walk around the store, starting from when they walk in the door until they leave. The grid would be self-organizing, adjacent cameras talking to each other and handing off trackees to each other. It couldn't recognize people, although if you buy something with something other than cash, it'd know who you were from that transaction. This isn't intended for loss control (retailese for shoplifting) but more for marketing. They could, for example, rent a rack in a prominent position to a supplier, and charge them by the number of people who stop to look at it.

But wait, there's more!

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