He can dish it out but he can’t take it

Cory Doctorow, the Andrea Dworkin of civil liberties, has threatened a parody site with legal action:

He can dish it out, but he can’t take it.

Well-known “copyfighter” and sci-fi novelist Cory Doctorow can sure complain when the MPAA and RIAA try to enforce their members’ copyrights, but the instant someone infringes on Cory’s copyrights and trademarks – watch out! – the threatening legal letters and lawsuits start flying. Case in point, the BoingBoing parody site BoringBoring:

To cap it off, he’s represented by the EFF, the organization founded by former levitation teacher Mitch Kapor to protect free speech.

Oh, the irony.

In related news, Amy Alkon fell for an April Fools prank recently. Some people are so clueless.

Latest in WLAN Switch Protocol wars

So Aruba and Trapeze have decided not to roll over and play dead while Cisco tramples the wireless switch industry:

Aruba Wireless Networks and Trapeze Networks Inc. submitted SLAPP (Secure Light Access Point Protocol) to a group in the Internet Engineering Task Force known as CAPWAP (Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points). The group has worked on a switch-to-access-point protocol for more than a year. The deadline for submitting drafts to CAPWAP was March 31, and the companies barely made the deadline.

This was sort of a desperate move, but what the hell.