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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment – or, indeed, any of us looking to allow wild animals to borrow our smartphones or cameras to take self-portraits – US officials have issued new rules declaring that the images cannot be copyrighted. In a recent update to its regulations, the US Copyright Office has ruled that it “will not register works produced by...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The latest set of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which go into effect today, make it legal to jailbreak smartphones, but not tablet computers, the US Copyright Office has declared. According to Sam Byfordon of The Verge, the Copyright Office agreed to permit the unlocking of phones so that they would work on any wireless carrier, but declined to extend the same protection to devices such as the iPad and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.