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Little_Professor writes "the Pirate Bay proudly present OscarTorrents. OscarTorrents is the Oscars as it should be — everyone can download the year's nominations using the popular BitTorrent service, watch the movies, then use our rating system to choose their favourites. Why restrict the voting to a few bought-off jurors when the whole world can have their say?
The site is not just aimed at torrent verterans — it features an easy to use guide to downloading bittorrent files for newbies. there's even a reassuring notice: "To those worried about downloading in case they get sued: by our calculations, your chances of getting nailed are way less than your chances of winning the lottery. Don't think twice about it."" top
Little_Professor writes "Technology giant Apple has reached a deal with the Beatles to end the dispute over the use of the Apple name.
Apple Inc will now take full control of the Apple brand and licence certain trademarks back to the Beatles' record company Apple Corps for continued use.
The two companies have been wrangling over the use of the Apple name and logo for more than 25 years. The legal battle over the trademark will now end.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said the court dispute had been "painful"." top
Little_Professor writes "Dailytech reports that the Blu-Ray Disc Association has proclaimed its victory in the high definition DVD market. Blu-ray and HD DVD products haven't even been on the retail market for a year, yet Andy Parsons, of the Blu-ray Disc Association, proclaimed that "The success of Blu-ray Disc is unprecedented." Understanding & Solutions, Ltd., a leading market analyst predicts that by 2010 virtually all HD optical disc hardware sold will be Blu-ray hardware, with all but the smallest fraction of movie content also on Blu-ray only."
Little_Professor writes | about 8 years ago
Police hacked into Downing Street computer systems during their investigation into allegations of cash for honours against the Labour Party.
Officers were authorised to break into the network. The search was made before the arrest of Ruth Turner, a top Blair aide, on suspicion of perverting the course of justice on Friday.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that the Met team, headed by assistant commissioner John Yates, became frustrated with the "very slim" file of documents handed over by Number 10. More here.