Creative Commons and Creative Commons Search
After offering a brief overview of U.S. copyright law, Laura Gordon-Murnane then
takes a closer look at the Creative Commons Foundation, whose goal is to encourage
authors, filmmakers, photographers, and/or musicians to participate in a friendlier
form of copyleft.
| The Bigger Browser
Alternatives to MS Internet Explorer
Sheri Lanza, former Netscape stalwart, says there’s more to browsing than
IE and Netscape. She visits cyberspace via two worthwhile competitors, Opera
and Firefox; revisits Netscape; and checks out a few “shells,” including
Maxthon and SlimBrowser.
Copyright Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
While database legislation always seems to be in the news, databases, in fact,
do not have strong copyright protection, a fact which continues to cast a pall
on database providers and database production. In this comprehensive article,
Anne Barker presents both sides of the database protection debate and details
what is at stake for all concerned.
The Chevy and Bimmer of Ready Reference
Nick Tomaiuolo takes a spin on two Web-based ready-reference info sources, one
free and one for those with deeper pockets, to see how they match up.
bq muses about the role intermediated searching
can still play within the work environment and how professional searchers
can help the lost find their way.
| Internet Express
Irene McDermott isn’t a physician, but she knows the best sites to
go to for up-to-the-minute information on medical reakthroughs that literally
could be a matter of life or death.
Looking for online help with financial and investment matters? Jill Hurst-Wahl
reviews S&P’s Capital IQ product, which provides data, analytics, and
news and can serve as a deal management system.
Before you make those hardware, software, and Internet-related purchases, check
out Best Buys.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone and fax numbers for all the companies,
products, and people mentioned in this issue.