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An Internet leak occurs when a party's confidential intellectual property is released to the public on the Internet. Various types of information and data can be, and have been, "leaked" to the Internet, the most common being personal information, computer software and source code, and artistic works such as musical albums. For example, a musical album is leaked if it has been made available to the public on the Internet before its official release date; this musical material is still intended to be confidential. Confidentiality has been defined by the International Standards Organization (ISO) as ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access and is one of the cornerstones of Information security. ... Intellectual property or IP refers to a legal entitlement which sometimes attaches to the expressed form of an idea, or to some other intangible subject matter. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Source code (commonly just source or code) is any series of statements written in some human-readable computer programming language. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ...

Source code leaks are usually caused by misconfiguration of software like CVS or FTP which allow people to get source files by exploiting this, by software bugs, or by employees that have access to (parts of) the source revealing the code in order to harm the company. The Concurrent Versions System (CVS), also known as the Concurrent Versioning System, implements a version control system: it keeps track of all work and all changes in a set of files, typically the implementation of a software project, and allows several (potentially widely separated) developers to collaborate. ... This page is about the File Transfer Protocol, a computer protocol. ... A computer bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program that prevents it from working as intended, or produces an incorrect result. ...

There were many cases of source code leaks in the history of software development. For example, in 2003 a cracker exploited a security hole in Microsoft's Outlook to get the complete source of Half-Life 2, which was still under development at the time. The complete source was soon available in various file sharing networks, causing the games release date to be pushed back a whole year. 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Software cracking is the modification of software to remove encoded copy prevention. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) (HKSE: 4338) is the worlds largest software company, with global annual sales in the tens of billions of US dollars and nearly 60,000 employees in more than 90 countries. ... Screenshot of Outlook 2003 Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. ... Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter computer game and the highly anticipated sequel to Half-Life, developed by Valve Corporation. ...

Another case involved a partial leak of the source code to Microsoft Windows 2000. It was feared that because of the leak, the number of security exploits would increase due to wider scrutinization of the source code. Eventually, only one exploit surfaced, with a bug due to rendering malformed bitmap images in the BMP file format in Internet Explorer. Source code (commonly just source or code) is any series of statements written in some human-readable computer programming language. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) (HKSE: 4338) is the worlds largest software company, with global annual sales in the tens of billions of US dollars and nearly 60,000 employees in more than 90 countries. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K, W2K or Windows NT 5. ... An exploit is a common term in the computer security community to refer to a piece of software that takes advantage of a bug, glitch or vulnerability, leading to privilege escalation or denial of service on a computer system. ... For the use of the term raster in radio regulation, see frequency raster. ... .BMP or . ... A file format is a particular way to encode information for storage in a computer file. ... Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary web browser made by Microsoft and currently available as part of Microsoft Windows. ...

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Eugene Leake | Colveyco | JV Harvey Art & Poetry (621 words)
Leake had no need to worry about his legacy, of course, because he was by then so well assured an honored place in the hearts of his fellow Marylanders.
Leake's art is neither tragic nor optimistic; it is what he liked to call "tough," however: the quality of unsentimental appreciation and acceptance simply of what is. He admired the "toughness" he saw in such diverse styles as Gustave Coubet's realism and Claude Monet's impressionism.
Leake's brushstroke was like the man himself: precise, energetic and joyous, and ever attuned to the mysterious universal vibration through which paint is transformed into a living thing.
Eugene "Bud" Leake (585 words)
Eugene Leake's landscapes seem to hover on the brink of change-clouds ready to shift, a patch of light about to slip into shadow, a breeze poised to blur the reflection on the surface of a pond.
It is the sort of mastery evidenced in Leake's 1980 painting Evening Tree, where a lone tree rises toward the salmon-tinted clouds and into the delicate, fading blues and violets of an evening sky.
It is a testament to Leake's perseverance and single-minded purpose that today, on the eve of a new millennium, he spends his days much as he has for decades-before the canvas, striving to capture the momentary truth of light and form he sees around his Monkton home.
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