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Copyright is an interesting beastie, and a very necessary one. Without Copyright law, most open source licences and Creative Commons licenses would be worthless. Copyright is enshrined in the United States constitution, offering a limited-time protection on works to everybody. That includes folks like you and me who don’t have works worth hundred of millions of dollars, and who might not have the ability to mount a lawsuit.

Copyright is for everybody, even if your means are scant and your works only commercially worth a few cents. That’s why the United States Copyright office wants to hear from you, as a part of a congressional enquiry into remedies for Copyright small claims.

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Sony was recently – and quite rightly – subject to lawsuits from its Playstation Network users for an almost unprecedented level of negligence with customer data.

Now Sony has been scrambling to improve its PSN security, but the recent changes in the PSN terms of service make it seem as if it doesn’t really give a damn about it.

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spinmagthumb Eric Rice (whom you may also know better as Spin Martin) has gotten a cease-and-desist letter from Spin Magazine insisting that he give up his twitter name.

At issue is Rice’s twitter handle @spin. Spin Magazine (twitter handle: @spinmagazine) apparently feels that this is a case of trademark infringement. That is that their trademark and their ‘good’ name is being harmed by this, on the apparent basis that their readers just aren’t very smart.


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Assorted banknotes So, you read about it a lot. Security breaches that ‘may’ have compromised the credit-card or other payment information of a lot of people.

Notice how people never say that payment information has been compromised. Only that it may have been.

So, what good does the information do for the villain? How do they get the money from the people whose information was compromised? Well, that’s where you come in.

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