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Monday: March 1, 2010

Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.

Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | copyright | patent | lawsuits | cnet | social | networking | reform |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.

The Norwegian company that originally designed the iconic lamp is claiming copyright infringement. It probably doesn't help that Disney is packaging a version of said lamp to sell with the Blu-ray version of 'Up' and that they also have a six-foot animatronic version over at Disney World in Orlando.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | copyright | disney | infringement | lamp | lawsuit | luxo | mascot | pixar | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.

More worrisome, in Amazon's view, is that the Registry will bring disparate publishers and rightsholders together under a single umbrella, essentially forming a pricing cartel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | books | deals | google | plan | copyright | publishers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.

'We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site,' said Global Gaming Chief Executive Hans Pandeya in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (7) | copyright | industry | legit | movies | music | piracy | piratebay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.

Long before sampling was a common thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:10 AM | Tags (4) | copyright | infringment | music | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 248 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Universal Music and Virgin Media team up for download deal.Universal Music and Virgin Media team up for download deal.

Another monthly subscription type of partnership for downloading music. One big difference though: the actual music files will be free of copyright protection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:11 AM | Tags (6) | music | universal | virgin | copyright | downloads | subscription |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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