Daily Archives: 2023-03-25

The Internet Archive has lost its first fight to scan and lend e-books like a library

Source: OSNews

Article note: Thom elucidated my take more cleanly than I'd managed to.

A federal judge has ruled against the Internet Archive in Hachette v. Internet Archive, a lawsuit brought against it by four book publishers, deciding that the website does not have the right to scan books and lend them out like a library.

Judge John G. Koeltl decided that the Internet Archive had done nothing more than create “derivative works,” and so would have needed authorization from the books’ copyright holders — the publishers — before lending them out through its National Emergency Library program.

As much as we all want the Internet Archive to be right – and morally, they are – copyright law, as outdated, dumb, and counterproductive as it is, was pretty clear in this case. Sadly.

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An EEVDF CPU Scheduler for Linux

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Responsiveness-oriented schedulers are super tricky. AFIK modern Windows does some clever things like giving preferential treatment to processes woken by IO interrupts or belonging to a foreground window that in principle give it a bit of an edge, but somehow it doesn't seem to actually get an edge.
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