Stories by Jeremy Kirk

OOXML results in, but ISO delays announcement

The vote result on whether the Microsoft-built Office Open XML file format will become an international standard won't be officially revealed until Wednesday, the International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, said late Monday.

British ISPs could be punished over file sharing

The U.K. government said Friday it wants a new law by April 2009 obligating ISPs to stop illegal file sharing on their networks, marking one of the most aggressive stances yet in Europe to counter Internet piracy.

Toshiba to make flash-based notebook drives

Toshiba will begin manufacturing flash-based solid-state drives for laptops early next year, which the company said will offer faster boot times and lower power consumption than hard disk drives.

Did music, movie labels attack pirate site?

Swedish police are expected to decide later this week whether a criminal case is warranted against 10 major music and movie companies over their alleged efforts to disrupt the Pirate Bay, one of the largest file-sharing search engines.

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