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Brit awards serve simply to hold a mirror to the charts

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Packing no surprises or punches, the ceremony churned out yet another predictable list of winnersIn Wednesday's Guardian the outgoing chairman of the Brits, David Joseph, proudly announced that during his three-year tenure he had successfully rid the awards of their "chaotic" element and instead introduced "more gravitas". It's a polite...
Brit awards serve simply to hold a mirror to the charts

Supreme Court to tweet proceedings

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The Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, will start to tweet from today, issuing news about its latest judgments....
Supreme Court to tweet proceedings

Supreme Court Rules Pirate Bay Appeal Judges Are Unbiased

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Following their conviction in 2009, all four of the defendants in the Pirate Bay trial went on to file for an appeal which was later granted. According to defense lawyer Per E Samuelsson, however, two of three judges set to hear the appeal could be susceptible to bias due to...
Supreme Court Rules Pirate Bay Appeal Judges Are Unbiased
Missing the dazzling profit potential of free apps

How A Simple Gmail Search Could Lead To An Invasion Of Your Privacy

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How many times did you go online today? Did you update your Facebook status? Do a web search? Order a new pair of shoes? If you did, author Lori Andrews warns, someone has invaded your privacy. Andrews, a law professor and director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology...
How A Simple Gmail Search Could Lead To An Invasion Of Your Privacy

TorrentFreak Trolls a Copyright Troll

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In recent years hundreds of thousands of BitTorrent users who allegedly shared films without the consent of copyright holders have been dragged to court in the US. The aim of the copyright holders, or copyright trolls, is never to take any of the cases to trial. Instead they want alleged...
TorrentFreak Trolls a Copyright Troll
Big data? I'd settle for any data at all
How Ancestry.com is using big data to map people, places and time

The 'Amazon Tax' Is A Pretty Big Disappointment

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(Reuters) - Sales tax from Internet commerce, a prize pursued for years by U.S. state governments, is starting to arrive in California and a few other states, providing millions of dollars in new revenue, though not as much as a benchmark study once forecast. After fighting hard to get e-tailers...
The 'Amazon Tax' Is A Pretty Big Disappointment

Will the human rights court throw Britain a lifeline on prisoner votes? | Joshua Rozenberg

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If Strasbourg upholds its previous judgments, Cameron shouldn't expect the bill of rights commission to come to his rescueWill the European court of human rights throw Britain a lifeline tomorrow? The court's grand chamber will decide whether laws that prevent a murderer from voting amount to a breach of his...
Will the human rights court throw Britain a lifeline on prisoner votes? | Joshua Rozenberg

Israeli Bill Would Allow Secret Courts To Issue Confidential Warrants To Block Web Sites Allegedly Involved In Copyright Infringement

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One of the most depressing developments in recent years has been the gradual adoption of legal approaches to tackling copyright infringement that a few years ago would have been regarded as totally unacceptable, and the hallmarks of a tinpot republic run by some ridiculous dictator. Here's another example, this time...
Israeli Bill Would Allow Secret Courts To Issue Confidential Warrants To Block Web Sites Allegedly Involved In Copyright Infringement

Former senior manager at AU Optronics found guilty of involvement in LCD price fixing

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The name of Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics is rarely out of the courts when LCD price fixing is involved, and now another of the company's heavyweights has been convicted for the part he played in such crimes. The US Department of Justice announced that Shiu Lung Leung, formerly...
Former senior manager at AU Optronics found guilty of involvement in LCD price fixing

How cognitive load affects duration judgments: A meta-analytic review: Publication year: 2010Source: Acta Psycholo... http://bit.ly/c7aeWl

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How cognitive load affects duration judgments: A meta-analytic review: Publication year: 2010Source: Acta Psycholo... http://bit.ly/c7aeWl

Ew. ☆"Men's emotions, judgments, disappointments, feelings of guilt, anger and stresses are all stored in the prostate"http://j.mp/bm2end

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Ew. ☆"Men's emotions, judgments, disappointments, feelings of guilt, anger and stresses are all stored in the prostate"http://j.mp/bm2end

How’s this for tactless? AT&T gloats over T-Mo’s layoffs

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AT&T has proven many times in the last few months that it just can’t let its failed acquisition of T-Mobile go, but on Friday the bitterness turned to vindictiveness. This statement from Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior EVP of External and Legislative Affairs, was posted on AT&T’s policy blog in the...
How’s this for tactless? AT&T gloats over T-Mo’s layoffs

US Judge Forbids Motorola From Using German Injunction Against Microsoft

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Here's an interesting development in the legal battle between Microsoft and Motorola in Germany that we discussed recently. It seems that Microsoft is worried that the German court might award Motorola an injunction against it, and so has asked a US judge to stop Motorola from using it in that...
US Judge Forbids Motorola From Using German Injunction Against Microsoft

Here's How Yahoo Shareholders Got Smacked With A $2.7 Billion Surprise Lawsuit In Mexico (YHOO)

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There's one big, lingering question over the $2.7 billion judgment against Yahoo in a lawsuit it lost in Mexico: Why was there no warning to shareholders? There's a simple answer, according to Compliance Week: While regulators are concerned about this kind of surprise loss, they haven't yet come up with...
Here's How Yahoo Shareholders Got Smacked With A $2.7 Billion Surprise Lawsuit In Mexico (YHOO)

Hands-on with the Nyx Mobile Lyuba Max and Fun mockups

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When PR reps have something they think is truly special, things can get a little cloak and dagger. While we were hanging around the Nyx Mobile booth, a rep quietly sneaked up on us, to offer a glimpse of two new handset his company is working on. When we...
Hands-on with the Nyx Mobile Lyuba Max and Fun mockups

Fair Use Protects Some Uses, But It Is Still Way Too Weak To Be Effective For Many

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A few weeks back, we wrote about Andy Baio's excellent video concerning the limits of fair use, in particular his awful and soul-wrenching experience being sued for infringement in a situation that was almost certainly fair use. Baio eventually settled for $32,000 rather than deal with a long and expensive...
Fair Use Protects Some Uses, But It Is Still Way Too Weak To Be Effective For Many

Apple demands $707 million in additional damages from Samsung

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Late Friday night, Apple filed a motion with the Northern California District Court requesting an addition $707 million in damages on top of the more than $1 billion that it was originally awarded by a jury earlier this summer. The motion asks for an additional $535 million for design infringement...
Apple demands $707 million in additional damages from Samsung

Are The Courts Finally Trying To Bring Some Balance Back To Copyright?

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One of the recurrent themes here on Techdirt is the increasing lack of balance in copyright, which is now heavily weighted in favor of creators and their proxies, and against the public. That bias has come about thanks to the rise of the Internet, which has turned the traditionally rather...
Are The Courts Finally Trying To Bring Some Balance Back To Copyright?

Ew. ☆"Men's emotions, judgments, disappointments, feelings of guilt, anger and stresses are all stored in the prostate"http://j.mp/bm2end

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Ew. ☆"Men's emotions, judgments, disappointments, feelings of guilt, anger and stresses are all stored in the prostate"http://j.mp/bm2end

Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

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A DEFENDANT in an American legal case, who is being sued for the illegal downloading and filesharing of a blue movie, has put forward a novel legal defence: that you can’t put copyright on porn. A production company Hard Drive Productions (yes, that is their name) is suing a number of...
Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

Google Fights Back Against Microsoft’s “Putting People First” Ad Campaign

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Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced a new campaign that would highlight how Microsoft was a better option for disgruntled Google users looking for a place that would provide them with better privacy controls. Now, Google is fighting back. On its Public Policy Blog, the company just posted a number of...
Google Fights Back Against Microsoft’s “Putting People First” Ad Campaign

Thre.ad, a Social Network for Street Style, Is Raising a $760K Debt Round

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via Huffington Post Thre.ad, a New York City-based social network that lets users share street style through "threads" of photos, is in the process of raising a $760,000 debt round, according to the startup's amended Form D filing on FormDs.com. As Thre.ad co-founder and CEO Mimi Nguyen explained to Betabeat...
Thre.ad, a Social Network for Street Style, Is Raising a $760K Debt Round

Why I challenged my sons to a week of computer games

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As a change from arguing about how much time her sons could spend playing computer games in the holidays, Merryn Glover set them a challenge instead - show her how to play and convince her of the merits. Here's how she scoredI'm in a metallic airlock with glowing walls and...
Why I challenged my sons to a week of computer games

Facebook Friends As ‘Big Brother’: Mom Knows About Your Spanx and Bike Shorts Fetish

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Facebook friends' judgments of online purchasing habits have an effect on spending, according to one study. In The 'Conspicuous Purchase' Effect by David Neal and Claudia Townsend, the authors say Facebook and Twitter sharing icons attached to a product's web page can influence a consumer's decision-making. The Wall Street Journal's...
Facebook Friends As ‘Big Brother’: Mom Knows About Your Spanx and Bike Shorts Fetish

Introducing 'Follow The Saga': the whole story, regardless of where you jump in

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Over the years, stories have become more than just single bursts of information. These days, there's as much drama in the consumer technology world as there is sports, politics or your average episode of Days of our Lives. Take SOPA, for example. We'd be remiss of our duties here...
Introducing 'Follow The Saga': the whole story, regardless of where you jump in

Oolone: A visual search engine designed by a London neuroscientist

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With Google ruling the roost, Bing sitting in the wings as a viable alternative, and the once-mighty Yahoo! still there for those that want it, you could be forgiven for thinking that the search engine market is, well, covered. Indeed, surely any attempt to disrupt this is destined to fail?...
Oolone: A visual search engine designed by a London neuroscientist

The new kings of Facebook spam

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The proposition to “see who’s been viewing your profile” seems benign enough. Problem is, that’s not even possible. By Daniel Roberts, reporter FORTUNE — Unlike in snail mail or e-mail, Facebook spam often depends on how smart — or hapless — your friends are. One vexing example is a type...
The new kings of Facebook spam
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