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Hackers Behind Theft Of Michael Jackson Songs Sentenced
2013-01-14 05:26:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of UK men who confessed to hacking Sony Music and stealing thousands of songs — including previously unreleased tracks recorded by the late Michael Jackson — will not be sent to prison for their crimes. According to BBC Newsbeat reporter Jim Taylor, 27-year-old Daventry native James Marks and 26-year-old Blackpool resident James McCormick pleaded guilty to computer misuse. They were given a suspended sentence...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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