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Samalie (1016193) writes "From the someone thought of the children files...
Facebook staff were central in the capture of a Winnipeg, Canada man for (innocent until proven guilty) molesting a 13-year old teen.
From the article:
Police allege he began communicating with a 13-year-old girl on the social networking site in mid-July and the messages turned sexual.
Facebook contacted Winnipeg police near the end of July and passed along the information. Detectives got on the case, and on Wednesday, police arrested the man.
Samalie (1016193) writes "The conservative Canadian Government have once again tabled a bill to reform Canada's copyright laws, taking a firm stance on the side of the copyright owners in a US DMCA-style bill presented to parliament today.
While it will be theoretically legal to make copies of anything you legitimately own for your own non-commercial purposes, it will be illegal to circumvent any DRM to do it.
This bill will also force ISP's to pass along any notices they receive from copyright holders, and makes them liable for civil damages if they don't keep records of it all.
Samalie (1016193) writes "it appears the Jordan money-grabbing machine continues after his death. Tor fantasy today announced that "A Memory of Light", the long-anticipated 12th book in the Wheel of Time series, will be split into three volumes. The first, "The Gathering Storm" is set for release on November 3, 2009.
The remaining two volumes are intended to be published November 2010 and 2011, finally bringing the conclusion to the fantasy series first published January 15, 1990.
Samalie (1016193) writes "A new proposal, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is being negotiated between the USA, Canada & the EU would effectively turn customs agents into copyright cops. From the article:
The deal would create a international regulator that could turn border guards and other public security personnel into copyright police. The security officials would be charged with checking laptops, iPods and even cellular phones for content that "infringes" on copyright laws, such as ripped CDs and movies.
The guards would also be responsible for determining what is infringing content and what is not.
The agreement proposes any content that may have been copied from a DVD or digital video recorder would be open for scrutiny by officials — even if the content was copied legally.
Samalie (1016193) writes "It appears Blizzard may finally be taking a fatal shot at IGE, providers of WoW Gold & Powerleveling.
The State of Florida has issued a subponea demanding pretty much everything IGE has on their own operations, as well as account/player names for everyone they've ever sold gold or services to.
Looks like the lamighty banstick may be coming out at Blizzard....but estimates are that upwards of 25% of their monthly paying customers have at one time bought gold. Will Blizzard really chop out 1/4 of their subscriber base?
Samalie (1016193) writes "Canadian newspaper "The Sun" columnist Darryl Sterdan has written a blazing piece on how anti-piracy tactics are hurting the music reviewer. FTA:
This isn't one of those stories about how gangster-rap lyrics or Satanic metal make me want to kill. This is the story of something more ridiculous: How the music industry's anti-piracy tactics are so absurdly counterproductive, they practically encourage me to steal music to do my job.