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Submission + - Uneventful 25th Anniversary of "Max Headroom"

Al Kossow writes: ABC's first episode of "Max Headroom" appeared on March 30th, 1987. It appears the 25th anniversary came and went without any fanfare, in spite of a revival of interest with the release of the series on DVD a few years back.

Submission + - Verizon "tests" sending RIAA copyright notices (

suraj.sun writes: Verizon Communications customers who pirate music files may soon receive an unwelcome letter from the company.

Verizon is expected to begin issuing "copyright notices" on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America to those accused of illegally downloading songs from the Web, according to sources with knowledge of the agreement.

Jonathan Lamy, an RIAA spokesman, confirmed the existence of the test but declined further comment.

The move is significant for the music industry because among Internet service providers, Verizon has typically been among the most reluctant to intervene in copyright cases on behalf of entertainment companies.

"We recognize the importance of copyright and the need to enforce those copyrights," a Verizon spokesman said in a statement to CNET. "Without that enforcement, intellectual property won't be generated at all. At the same time, it's important for our customers to be assured that they won't have their privacy rights trampled."

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