Archive for date: September 10, 2010

Guess What, You Don’t Own That Software You Bought | Threat Level |

September 10, 2010 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sigh. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision on Friday that says that software makers can use use licenses (in particular, shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses) to keep you from legally reselling the software that you bought. In other words, they just gutted the first-sale doctrine. Guess What, You Don’t Own That Software […]

More hackable hardware: Installing OpenWrt on Seagate DockStar HOWTO

September 10, 2010 | Hacking | By: Mark VandeWettering

I have a suprising fascination with devices that can be reflashed with custom firmware. I have an old NSLU2 from Linksys. I have more than a couple WRT54Gish routers that run DD-WRT and Tomato. I have a Canon SD1100 that runs CHDK. I have an ASUS router that runs OpenWRT. And here’s another possible hackable […]