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Google to deactivate Explorer Edition Glass if they're sold, transferred, or loaned

Eventup Adds Chicago, Closes $1.8 Million Round

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With a cool $1.8 million in hand courtesy of its newly closed seed financing, online event space marketplace Eventup is thinking beyond venue discovery and booking services. It is also announcing Chicago as its newest market. The company’s newly added investors include Chicago-based firms Lightbank and New World Ventures,...
Eventup Adds Chicago, Closes $1.8 Million Round

Steve Jobs' Custom Yacht Is Free, After Being Impounded

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Steve Jobs spent years working with French designer Philippe Starck to create "Venus," the 260-foot yacht that was completed a year after the death of Apple's co-founder. And after being impounded over a bill dispute, the yacht is finally ready to hit the open water. Completed in October, the yacht...
Steve Jobs' Custom Yacht Is Free, After Being Impounded

Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law

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A couple years ago, we wrote about Hebrew University suing GM for using an image of Albert Einstein in an ad without first getting permission (i.e., paying up). Einstein left his assets to Hebrew University (of which he was a founder and a big supporter), and Hebrew University has taken...
Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law
Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' Video Taken Down On Internet Freedom Day

This Lady Just Predicted the Future—Or at Least the Weather—with Asparagus [Video]

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Jemima Packington was born with the gift of foresight. Unfortunately, that future-vision is only legible by reading the positions of thrown asparagus. That's right—she's an asparamancer and she just foretold the births of two royal British heirs and Britain's imminent trouncing of the rest of the world in the...
This Lady Just Predicted the Future—Or at Least the Weather—with Asparagus [Video]

Watch: This close-up video of Steve Jobs' super-yacht will give you a serious case of gadget envy

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If you’re up for the ultimate case of ‘gadget’ envy, take a look at this close-up video of Venus, the high-tech yacht designed by the late Steve Jobs, that was shot from the docks in Amsterda by TNW reader Michiel Frackers. The boat was recently set free from its temporary impoundment...
Watch: This close-up video of Steve Jobs' super-yacht will give you a serious case of gadget envy

Universal Music Album Recalled... For Infringing Content?

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Probably the most aggressive major record label, when it comes to supporting ridiculously overaggressive attacks on infringement and things like taking down websites, would be Universal Music -- the company whose ex-CEO once gleefully declared to the world that he was too clueless to hire someone who understands technology (he...
Universal Music Album Recalled... For Infringing Content?

Roth IRA Conversions Made Easy

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This is a guest post from Steve Juetten, a fee-only certified financial planner in Bellevue, Washington, and long-time Get Rich Slowly reader. He has written a book for consumers on the topic of 2010 Roth IRA conversions. You can find out more about Steve, the book, and his services at...
Roth IRA Conversions Made Easy
Heirs of Superman artist can't reclaim their copyright, judge rules

Ray Charles Foundation Sues To Stop Children Taking Back Copyright

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Before his death, music legend Ray Charles gave $500,000 in trust to his children on the condition they would seek no claim to his musical estate. Now, some of the children appear to have reneged on the deal by triggering a controversial law that lets artists and their heirs...
Ray Charles Foundation Sues To Stop Children Taking Back Copyright

Author Of To Kill A Mockingbird Sues Agent For Swiping Her Copyright

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I know that the big copyright guys now love to use the term "copyright theft" to describe mere infringement. But if the story presented by Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of To Kill A Mockingbird, in a new lawsuit is accurate, it appears that she's one of the few actual...
Author Of To Kill A Mockingbird Sues Agent For Swiping Her Copyright

In China, an Empire Built by Aping Apple

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Xiaomi sold $2 billion in handsets in China last year. Its leader, Lei Jun, is positioning himself and his company as figurative heirs of Steven P. Jobs....
In China, an Empire Built by Aping Apple

Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law

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A couple years ago, we wrote about Hebrew University suing GM for using an image of Albert Einstein in an ad without first getting permission (i.e., paying up). Einstein left his assets to Hebrew University (of which he was a founder and a big supporter), and Hebrew University has taken...
Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law
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Your Heirs Won’t Care About Your Crappy MP3 Collection

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Yesterday evening, a geekier chunk of the Internet hivemind started buzzing about this article at Which?. The author raises a few rather interesting questions: what happens to your digital downloads when you die? Why are we not able to pass them on to our loved ones? By the end,...
Your Heirs Won’t Care About Your Crappy MP3 Collection
Head of US Copyright Office wants to shorten terms, just barely

Steve Jobs' yacht is now free to sail as his heirs reach temporary agreement with Starck

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Venus, the yacht that the late Steve Jobs commissionned before his death, is now free to sail, French newspaper Le Monde reports. According to lawyer Gérard Moussault, who represents Jobs’ heirs, his clients have reached a temporary agreement in their dispute with designer Philippe Starck. As you may remember, the...
Steve Jobs' yacht is now free to sail as his heirs reach temporary agreement with Starck

Dear Bruce Willis: Here's How To Leave Your iTunes Collection To Your Kids

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A strange rumor making the rounds of cyberspace during the first week of September captivated us for 15 minutes: actor Bruce Willis, angered over the idea that he would not someday be able to leave his valuable iTunes recordings collection to his oddly-named three daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, was...
Dear Bruce Willis: Here's How To Leave Your iTunes Collection To Your Kids
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Google Lets Users Plan 'Digital Afterlife' By Naming Heirs

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Google on Wednesday became one of the first major Internet companies to put control of data after death directly into the hands of its users....
Google Lets Users Plan 'Digital Afterlife' By Naming Heirs

Hugo Chávez's Venezuela: highlights from our Reddit discussion

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Guardian reporter Rory Carroll spent some time on Reddit answering questions about the widely adored Venezuelan leaderWhile covering Hugo Chávez's funeral in Caracas, Guardian reporter Rory Carroll - who reported from Venezuela between 2006 and 2012 and whose book on Chavez launched this week - took part in a Reddit...
Hugo Chávez's Venezuela: highlights from our Reddit discussion

Law Professor: Facebook Hoards Deceased Users' Personal Data

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An expert in intellectual property law has written a paper arguing for a federal law that allows users to determine what happens to their "digital assets" after they die.  "Virtually no law regulates what happens to a person's online existence after his or her death," author Jason Mazzone, a law professor at...
Law Professor: Facebook Hoards Deceased Users' Personal Data

DealBook: Heirs to Old Money Plunge Into Tech

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Fresh from college and graduate schools, the children of some prominent dynasties are taking a different path, spurning their legacies in retailing, real estate and finance for a future in technology....
DealBook: Heirs to Old Money Plunge Into Tech

Plan What Happens to Your Online Accounts Post-Mortem with Entrustet

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark.Name: EntrustetQuick Pitch: Free service helps you take stock...
Plan What Happens to Your Online Accounts Post-Mortem with Entrustet

As social data grows, researchers want to uncover its secrets

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It’s not easy work turning the Mayberry Police Department into the team from C.S.I., or turning an idea for a new type of social network analysis into something like Klout on steroids, but those types of transformations are becoming increasingly more possible. The world’s universities and research institutions are hard...
As social data grows, researchers want to uncover its secrets

University Requires Students To Pay $180 For 'Art History' Text That Has No Photos Due To Copyright Problems

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Brent Ashley shares the absolutely crazy story of how his daughter, a student at OCAD University in Canada, is taking a class on "Global Visual and Material Culture: Prehistory to 1800" which has a textbook that is required for all students... which costs $180. Now, we all know that textbook...
University Requires Students To Pay $180 For 'Art History' Text That Has No Photos Due To Copyright Problems

Judge decries "excessive" copyright and software patent protections

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Richard Posner, the federal judge who threw out the entire Apple v. Motorola patent battle in June, has penned a new blog post complaining about the proliferation of patents. "I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive," Posner wrote on Sunday. The...
Judge decries "excessive" copyright and software patent protections

BlackBerry Should Be Banned from America For This Cover of 'At Last'

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SMDH. (Photo: screencap) It would be bad enough if this latest ill-advised BlackBerry video simply featured a team of execs performing the Etta James classic “At Last.” Queen Bey herself is just barely qualified to touch this song. But to replace the lyrics with lines like “all the promise has...
BlackBerry Should Be Banned from America For This Cover of 'At Last'

Do You Need Permission To Take A Photo With A Chair In It? You Might In France...

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The British Journal of Photography (BJP) brings us yet another story of aggressive assertion of copyright wreaking harm on artists -- the very people it allegedly empowers. It concerns some photos in Getty Images' stock library that have chairs in them. Because a few of those chairs are "famous" in...
Do You Need Permission To Take A Photo With A Chair In It? You Might In France...
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