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Mass. man in threatening rap gets a year in jail - Boston.com

http://www.boston.com

A man convicted of threatening law enforcement officials in a rap video posted on the Internet has been sentenced to a year in jail. Jason Foley was also sentenced Thursday in Taunton District Court to two years of probation and banned from accessing the Internet or using a computer.

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Oh, the irony: State Department on freedom and censorship

http://www.samizdata.net

As the Wikileaks War hots up, UK Blog Samizdata's "quote of the day" for Wednesday was from a statement from the US State Department about its concern "about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information."

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Universities to Students - Don't read Wikileaks!

http://www.youtube.com

Universities are warning students, that they better not read the WikiLeaks documents, or post links to them or even mention them on social media, because they could prevent them from getting the necessary security clearances to get government jobs. Georgetown University's Christopher Chambers weighs in.

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Pirate Parties Supply Wikileaks With Much Needed Servers

http://torrentfreak.com

Wikileaks gets funding and support from Pirate Parties world-wide after getting ditched by Amazon and Paypal!

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Please play JFK's "Secret Society" speech on air.

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John F. Kennedy's "Secret Society" speech - extremely relevant to the WikiLeaks discussion going on today.

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WikiLeaks loses major source of revenue

http://www.chron.com

BERLIN — WikiLeaks has lost a major source of revenue after the online payment service provider PayPal cut off its account used to collect donations, saying the website is engaged in illegal activity.

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Student faces three years in prison for modifying Xbox 360

http://www.rawstory.com

UPDATE: Judge suspends Xbox modder's trial, admonishes prosecution

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Should FTL stop using Amazon as an affiliate?

http://www.techdirt.com

Amazon has bowed to pressure from Senator Lieberman and de-hosted the Wikileaks website.

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US Copyright Group Sues Lawyer for Aiding BitTorrent Defendants

http://www.osnews.com

This particular story hosted on OSNews, a popular site for emerging OS information troubled me so much, I had to create an account here to share this. Evidently, The US Copyright groups suing torrent users for allegedly downloading movies from bit-torrent sites, is now suing a lawyer for providing effective legal defense for Innocent victims of US Corporate hit squads. Evidently, the Legal firm representing Big Media threatened to double the fine of anyone who tries to defend themselves. Is this not the definition of Extortion?

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US Government Censors 70 Websites

http://www.osnews.com

The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them.

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Shop owner busted for catching suspects

http://www.edmontonsun.com

"The cops come and do nothing," he complains, standing in the midst of a huge yard filled with mountains of scrapped wheels, radiators and tires. "The first time I called, they said it was my fault because I have stuff on my property that they want to steal."

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Warner Bros. Sued for Pirating Anti-Piracy Tech

http://www.switched.com

The company also began embedding each film distributed to theaters and critics with a unique identifier, so that Warner could trace leaked and pirated movies back to their source. But, in a piece of delicious irony, it seems that Warner Bros. may have actually stolen this technology from a German company called Medien Patent Verwaltung (MPV).

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12 Middle School Students Suspended For Pro-Marijuana Signs

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

A high school principal in Nevada is under fire for suspending 12 students who posted pro-marijuana signs on campus.

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Let Me Pirate That For You

http://www.lmptfy.com

Unites States Senate Bill S.3804, known as the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act is a bill introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on September 20, 2010. Im mad as hell and Im not going to take it anymore!

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TSA promises $10,000 fine for refusing sexual assault

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org

At the San Diego International Airport yesterday, about one-fifth of the travelers were selected for sexual assault by transportation security agents. Though TSA’s website did not list SAN as one of the airports employing the carcinogenic naked scan or a full body rub down, one man was told his refusal to submit would result in a civil law suit and a $10,000 fine. Under 49 CFR Sec.s 1540.105 and 1540.107, as summarized in these 2004 TSA Sanction Guidelines, apparently TSA has Congressional support to fine people for refusing to submit to molestation.

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Asheville to residents: shovel snow or get fined!

http://www2.tricities.com

Asheville, NC--The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Saturday that a recent city council vote allows city workers to issue $50 fines to residents and business owners who fail to remove snow from their sidewalks. The fines can be issued daily until the sidewalk is cleared up to a maximum of $5,000.

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Public School Sex Ed Program Gives Birth Control Shot To Daughter

http://www.postandcourier.com

A Charleston County mother and her 14-year-old daughter were spending some quality time together one Sunday evening when the conversation turned to sex.

She asked her daughter whether she was sexually active, and the Burke High School freshman surprised her with the news that she had sex once. After a few minutes of silence, the mother told her daughter that she wanted to call the family doctor and arrange for her to go on birth control.

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Reddit Rebels Against TSA - Operation Grab Ass

http://www.reddit.com

Reddit Rebels Against TSA - Operation Grab Ass. Redditors take up resistance against new TSA measures

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Jury Dings File Sharer $1.5 Million for 24 Songs

http://links.visibli.com

ammie Thomas-Rasset, the first file sharer to take a Recording Industry Association of America lawsuit to a jury trial, was dinged late Wednesday $62,500 for each of 24 songs she pilfered on Kazaa — $1.5 million in all.

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Anonymous DDoS Takes Down The United States Copyright Office

http://torrentfreak.com

As part of its ongoing punishment of any institute or company that defends copyright, Anonymous has now taken down the website of The United States Copyright Office. The group managed to take copyright.gov offline for half an hour. After that the website started to respond again slowly, with occasional outages.

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