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Rihanna Sued By Yet Another Photographer Who Doesn’t Understand That An Homage Is Not A Copy

Earlier this year, we wrote about how photographer David LaChappelle was suing Rihanna for the video of her song S&M, which includes a variety of scenes that might sorta be attempts to depict LaChappelle photographs as a part of a video:

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EU Council Trying To Push Through ACTA Without Much Scrutiny

About a month ago, we noted that EU ACTA supporters were hoping to rush through the signing of ACTA in the EU, despite serious concern from the EU Parliament, who wanted to review it to make sure it didn’t actually go against current EU law. It appear… Continue reading

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RIAA: LulzSec & Anonymous Show Why We Need PROTECT IP

Ah, the RIAA will apparently stoop to pretty much any old ridiculous argument to get PROTECT IP passed, I guess. The RIAA’s Mitch Glazier has written a typically ridiculous blog post defending PROTECT IP. Most of it tries (and fails) to counter the … Continue reading

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MySpace lays off more than half its staff

The latest round of cuts at the beleaguered social network come as part of its sale to Specific Media. Originally posted at News – Digital Media

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Facebook to ‘launch something awesome’ next week

Mark Zuckerberg didn’t say what his company has planned, but speculation abounds that it might have something to do with the mobile or tablet markets. Originally posted at The Digital Home

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New Facebook HQ suffers mysterious thefts

Even before Facebook moves into its new Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, someone has allegedly been creeping onto the site and stealing copper wiring. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect

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Prop Wars: Can Paramount Prevent People From Offering Up Plans To 3D Print Movie Props?

It wasn’t difficult to predict that this was coming. Late last year, we noted that it was only a matter of time until certain industries started to freak out about 3D printing, and how it would allow people to print physical items that others would cl… Continue reading

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Righthaven: Blame Our Clueless Lawyer, But Don’t Sanction Us, For Failing To Name Stephens Media As An Interested Party

The flailing disaster that is Righthaven just got that much more desperate and ridiculous. As you may recall, when Judge Roger Hunt ruled that the Stephens Media/Righthaven copyright transfer was a sham, the part that he got really incensed about (and… Continue reading

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Can Google+ Succeed Merely By Being Not Facebook?

Like many folks, I’ve been playing around a bit with the latest attempt by Google to offer “social networking” features, Google Plus. Given the underwhelming performance of Orkut, Buzz, Wave and other attempts — combined with the inability to do anyt… Continue reading

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Chrome OS has security flaws, claims researcher

Chrome OS’ reliance on the cloud and the privileges it gives to extensions make it vulnerable to hackers, says a security researcher with WhiteHat Security. Originally posted at News – Security

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