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+ - RAW Artifacts up for auction

Submitted by Eggplant62
Eggplant62 (120514) writes "When Robert Anton Wilson, co-author of _the Illuminatus Trilogy_ and founder of Discordianism passed away in January 2007, he left behind a mountain of debt. In an effort to offset some of those losses, RAW's daughter Christina has created an Ebay auction store that carries listings for items that Bob had worn, used and decorated his apartment with. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a super deal to pick up a piece of RAW memorabilia. FNORD. Though the offerings seem small now, there is word that more items will be listed in the coming weeks."
United States

+ - Pot decriminalization bill submitted in US House->

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Eggplant62
Eggplant62 writes "Happy 4/20! NORML says there is reason to celebrate extra this weekend, as US Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and cosponsor presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced on Thursday, April 18, 2008 H.R. 5843, known as an 'Act to Remove Federal Penalties for Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults.' The new bill is the first federal decriminalization legislation introduced in 24 years.

'It's time for the politicians to catch up with the public on this [issue],' Frank said. 'The notion that you lock people up for smoking marijuana is pretty silly.'"

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Operating Systems

+ - Judge Kimball rules; Novell owns Unix copyrights->

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Eggplant62
Eggplant62 writes "In his most damaging ruling yet, Judge Kimball today released his ruling in the SCO v. Novell case, saying that it is his belief that after examining the all the documentation and motion practice and after the hearings earlier this year on various summary judgment motions, the jist is: "[T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights." Of course, Groklaw is covering the story and broke the news just over a half hour prior to this submission.

There is also a ruling in SCO v IBM on summary judgment motions but the actual rulings are yet to become available. Keep your eyes peeled."

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Spam

+ - Alleged spammer Robert Soloway indicted

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Eggplant62
Eggplant62 writes "Federal authorities are accusing Robert Alan Soloway of Seattle of not only sending out millions of spam messages himself, but selling the software for others to do the same and stealing unique e-mail addresses and domain names to further his operation. He's been indicted on 13 counts of money laundering, 10 counts of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, five counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of fraud in connection with electronic mail."
Spam

+ - Judge tosses proposed TRO in e360 v Spamhaus

Submitted by Eggplant62
Eggplant62 (120514) writes "Technology Daily brings us news of the results of bulk emailer e360insight.com's legal action against anti-spam organization Spamhaus.org. The Spamhaus Project will keep it's domain name after the judge on the case in the Northern District of Illinois on October 19th declined to issue a temporary restraining order in which e360insight.com had requested ICANN or Tucows revoke the spamhaus.org domain name, among other overbearing requests for legal sanctions against Spamhaus. A copy of the judgment is available on Pacer (subscription) and mirrored here and here. This story was originally featured here on Slashdot."

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