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Harlan Ellison Sues For "Star Trek" Episode 483

Posted by kdawson
from the dangerous-visions dept.
Miracle Jones writes "The ever-quotable speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison has launched a lawsuit against Paramount and the Writer's Guild West for rights to residuals surrounding his famous and award winning 'City on the Edge of Forever' episode for the original Star Trek series. Ellison, recently featured in the documentary 'Dreams with Sharp Teeth,' said that 'The Trek fans who know my City screenplay understand just exactly why I'm bare-fangs-of-Adamantium about this.' Regarding his lawsuit, he had this to say: 'The arrogance, the pompous dismissive imperial manner of those who "have more important things to worry about," who'll have their assistant get back to you, who don't actually read or create, who merely "take" meetings, and shuffle papers — much of which is paper money denied to those who actually did the manual labor of creating those dreams — they refuse even to notice... until you jam a Federal lawsuit in their eye. To hell with all that obfuscation and phony flag-waving: they got my money. Pay me and pay off all the other writers from whom you've made hundreds of thousands of millions of dollars... from OUR labors... just so you can float your fat asses in warm Bahamian waters.'"

Comment: Re:It's Not About Who Sees What (Score 1) 135

by Aero Leviathan (#25894621) Attached to: Inside Safari 3.2's Anti-Phishing Feature

If you're using Windows or Mac - this was included in the license that you agreed to when you installed Firefox.

If you're using Linux - this is a bug that has been fixed in source control. The new Firefox LicenseBar(tm), as seen in Ubuntu, will be appearing in all distros and platforms soon.

News

Velociraptor Had Feathers 189

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the well-and-wings-to-put-them-on dept.
Spy der Mann writes "A new look at some old bones have shown that velociraptor, the dinosaur made famous in the movie Jurassic Park, had feathers. A paper describing the discovery, made by paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History and the Field Museum of Natural History, appears in the Sept. 21 issue of the journal Science."

Rosen Believes RIAA is Wrong about P2P Lawsuits 287

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the setting-the-record-straight dept.
Newer Guy writes "Former RIAA head Hilary Rosen now believes that the RIAA is wrong by pursuing their lawsuits of individuals for using P2P programs. In a blog post, she writes that she believes the lawsuits have 'outlived their usefulness' and states that the content providers really need to come up with their own download systems. She also is down on DRM, calling Apple's DRM 'a pain.'"

Web Site Attacks Against Unpatched IE Flaw Spike 268

Posted by Zonk
from the not-a-good-spike dept.
An anonymous reader wrote to mention a Washingtonpost.com article about an increase in attacks against IE users via a critical, unpatched flaw. The bug allows software to be downloaded to the vulnerable PC even if the only act the user takes is browsing to a web site. From the article: "[A] password-stealing program landed on the Windows PC belonging to Reaz Chowdhury, a programmer for Oracle Corp. who works out of his home in Orlando, Fla. Chowdhury said he's not sure which site he browsed in the past 24 hours that hijacked his browser, but he confirmed that the attackers had logged the user name and password for his company's virtual private network (VPN)."
User Journal

Journal: Gmail invites 9

Journal by Aero Leviathan

Google has recently decided they want to give me a bunch of 'em [edit: 7 sent out, 5 remaining], and everyone I know seems to already have one, so I have a few left. If you want one, reply to this here journal entry. (I'll need a pre-existing e-mail address to send it to you.) Figured I'd share the wealth.

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