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TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

arstechnica.com
Music distribution service TuneCore has described the royalties from iTunes Match as "magic money that Apple made exist out of thin air for copyright holders," signaling early support of the service from one part of the music industry. TuneCore CEO Jeff Price made the proclamation in a blog post...
TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

Zombies invade Bristol for IG Fest event

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The city's Interesting Games festival returns with another fascinating selection of urban chases and real-life horror adventuresThere's something rotten on the streets of Bristol. The city's IgFest begins today, offering a range of 'urban games', in which groups of players take part in themed chases around the Old City, following...
Zombies invade Bristol for IG Fest event
Etsy’s Growing Pains: 3300+ Etsy Sellers Rally to Protest the Site’s Policing Process

Twitter Got Hacked. Expect More Companies to Follow.

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The last week of tech headlines reads like some sort of cybersecurity end of days scenario. The New York Times, hacked. The Wall Street Journal, hacked. The Washington Post, hacked. And finally on Friday, Twitter, one of the world’s largest Internet communication services — hacked. “Who’s next?” you may be...
Twitter Got Hacked. Expect More Companies to Follow.

Lulzsec court papers reveal extensive FBI co-operation with hackers

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Indictment sheets detail how cases against five men alleged to be Anonymous members were made with help of group leaderThe FBI turned a computer hacker to build its case against a group of people it alleges are responsible for a string of audacious attacks that captured the personal details of...
Lulzsec court papers reveal extensive FBI co-operation with hackers

Independent booksellers sue Amazon and 'big six' publishers over ebooks

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Three US booksellers claim contracts between Amazon and other publishers 'unreasonably restrain trade' in ebook marketIn a case of David against Goliath, three independent US bookshops are taking on Amazon and six of the biggest publishers in America in a class-action lawsuit accusing the internet giant of creating an ebook...
Independent booksellers sue Amazon and 'big six' publishers over ebooks

The Spectacle of Technology

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I was recently in New York, and while there I ended up at an art opening, where I fell into a conversation with an art historian. Obviously, the conversation turned to the state of the “art world.” She was pretty candid when she said that these days it is less...
The Spectacle of Technology

Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

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Branch cofounders via bulletin.branch.com When you've got Evan Williams,  John Borthwick, and Max Levchin chatting it up on your "curated discussion platform," it's probably just a matter of time before the high-powered investors,  incubators makers, and other loosely-defined collectives come a' calling. Today, Branch, the startup that initially launched in...
Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

VIDEO: Disaster drones to the rescue?

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Chief Government Scientist Nick Jennings explains how his work on Human Agent Collectives could mean airborne robots coming to our rescue in a crisis....
VIDEO: Disaster drones to the rescue?

Proudly Flout Twitter’s New Brand Guidelines With This Single-Serving Site

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(violatetwitterbrandguidelines.com) If there’s one thing citizens of the Internet despise, it’s being told what to do. Look no further than the rise of hacker collectives and anti-SOPA protests for confirmation on that. That’s why when Twitter changed its logo and instituted strangely strict guidelines surrounding what you can and can’t do with...
Proudly Flout Twitter’s New Brand Guidelines With This Single-Serving Site
Can Etsy make the most of its ‘eBay moment’?

Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

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There's a lot of discussion here at Techdirt about filesharing. Much of the discussion focuses on various legacy industries and their efforts to fight infringement, as well as their continued cultivation of artificial scarcity, which often sends potential customers towards unapproved sources. Various artists have also weighed in on the...
Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

21 ways in which Canada's copyright law is stronger than US copyright law

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Michael Geist sez, "Howard Knopf has an absolute must-read post that lists 21 reasons why Canadian copyright law is already stronger than the U.S. Knopf's list includes the existence of the private copying levy, neighbouring rights, movie theatre payments for exhibiting films, moral rights, the fact that broadcasters pay more...
21 ways in which Canada's copyright law is stronger than US copyright law

Nano Quadrotor robot swarm video is mesmerizing, terrifying

www.slashgear.com
If you fear the rise of intelligent, collaborative robots swarming together and gathering human prey for the battery tanks, look away now: the Nano Quadrotors have taken to the skies and they’re terrifyingly adept. The handiwork of researchers in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, the latest-gen Quadrotors can...
Nano Quadrotor robot swarm video is mesmerizing, terrifying

Author collectives signal a new chapter for self-publishing

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With online groups working to sift out the hidden gems, and a New York co-operative instituting a 'seal of quality', is the world of independent publishing finally getting organised?A new public service is emerging online: authors and readers who are sifting through the morass of self-published books out there to...
Author collectives signal a new chapter for self-publishing
Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores over ebook DRM
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