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monkey selfie
2014-08-22 07:39:43

Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment – US officials have issued new rules declaring that the images cannot be copyrighted.

Jailbreaking Phones Approved By Copyright Office
2012-10-28 06:54:03

The latest set of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which go into effect today, make it legal to jailbreak smartphones, but not tablet computers, the US Copyright Office has declared.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.