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drummerboybac (1003077) writes "From the Boston Globe
The nation's first free live public webcast of a federal court hearing — one concerning a lawsuit by the US recording industry against a Boston University graduate student accused of downloading music illegally — has been postponed for a month.
Gertner denied the RIAA's request for a permanent stay but said in a ruling late Tuesday that postponing the hearing until Feb. 24 "will allow the First Circuit an opportunity to fully consider the petition before it."" Link to Original Source top
drummerboybac writes "It sounds like Nintendo's free online service may not be so free after all. This is coming from ign.com "During a Game Developers Conference session called "Planning the Wii Menu" today, Nintendo's Takashi Aoyama announced a new Pay to Play program. This will be a new version of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (NWFC). Aoyama explained that NWFC will remain a free service, but forthcoming experiences will require users to pay a fee to enjoy. These services will fall under the new NWFC: Pay to Play program. Games that utilize the new service will feature a logo similar to the one used for NWFC but is orange and reads Pay to Play at the bottom."