Monthly Archives: December 2005

YABHTU? In the new year!

Happy New Year to all my loyal readers! You know who you are, and how much I appreciate your comments. I’ve truly enjoyed keeping up the blog and the interesting people I’ve met along the way.

I hope to become YABHTU in the new year, my tablet should arrive next week. I’ll post about my experiences, both good and bad. The model? The Acer Travelmate C200. It’s got the three important things for me – small size, low weight, and good value for the money. We’ll see how it lives up to my expectations.

See you all in the New Year!

Will I become YABHTU?

I am looking forward to the new year, in which I plan to get a laptop to replace my older, luggable device. The question is, will I become Yet Another Blissfully Happy Tablet User (“YABHTU“)? Whenever I get together with other bloggers, I am always impressed with the additional functionality of the tablet design and the numbers of people that are switching to tablets. I think I’m more interested in a convertible versus a slate right now.

I’ve got my eye on three tablet models right now:

  • Toshiba R15
  • IBM/Lenovo X41
  • Acer Travelmate C200
  • If any of you are currently YAHBTU, please let me know what model you use, and what you like or don’t like about it. You can either leave a comment here, or email me at cyberlawcentral (at) I look forward to your comments!

    BMG v. Gonzalez: 7th Circuit weighs in on fair use for filesharing

    The Seventh Circuit ruled yesterday in the case BMG Music v. Gonzalez, which involves a claim of fair use for songs downloaded from the peer to peer file sharing system, KaZaA. The district court had granted summary judgment to BMG, awarding $22,500 in statutory damages and an injunction against further infringement. Gonzalez then appealed to… Continue Reading

    Guest on Internet Cases Podcast

    My thanks to Evan Brown who asked me to be a guest on his podcast to discuss the recent controversy over RSS Hijacking. I’ve written about hijacking here and here. Also interviewed is Rick Klau, the Vice President of Business Development for Feedburner. I was fortunate to meet Rick at Blawgthink 2005. The podcast… Continue Reading

    Assorted References

    Blawg Review #35 is up at Colin Samuels’ Infamy or Praise. BlawgWorld 2006 is a free e-book available to Technolawyer members that lists entries from 51 legal blogs. Membership is free, so if you haven’t already received your free copy you can sign up over at I am thankful for two things — first,… Continue Reading