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Government

+ - UK Government launches "Your Freedom" website->

Submitted by Firefalcon
Firefalcon (7323) writes "The UK Government today launched the "Your Freedom" website, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, to "identify laws that should be repealed" (read more on the BBC).

In a recent tweet, Police State UK pointed out an article in the New Statesman which appeals for people to call on the Government to repeal the ill thought out Digital Economy Act that was rushed through Parliament without sufficient scrutiny.

While part of the Act is regarding the digital TV switchover, other sections allow for users to be restricted or disconnected from the Internet at the behest of copyright owners, which goes against the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" that has been in place since the Magna Carta."

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Intel

+ - Intel recieves record fine by the EU-> 2

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Firefalcon
Firefalcon writes "Intel has been fined a record 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion / £948 million) by the European Competition Commission after being found guilty of anti-competitive practices. This makes Microsoft's 497 million euro fine in 2004 (which was a record at the time) seem like a slap on the hand. Reports had previously suggested that the fine would be similar to Microsoft's. Intel was charged (among other things) with encouraging manufacturers and retailers to purchase fewer (or even not stock) AMD processors. More details of the ruling are on the European Commission's Competition website."
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Intel

+ - Intel recieves record fine by the EU->

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Firefalcon
Firefalcon writes "Intel has been fined a record 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion / £948 million) after being found guilty of anti-competitive practices. This makes Microsoft's 497 million euro fine in 2004 (which was a record at the time) seem like a slap on the hand. Reports had previously suggested that the fine would be similar to Microsoft's. Intel was charged (among other things) with encouraging manufacturers and retailers to purchase fewer, or actively not stock, AMD processors. More details of the ruling are European Commission's website."
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Intel

+ - Intel recieves record fine by the EU->

Submitted by Firefalcon
Firefalcon (7323) writes "Intel has been fined a record 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion / £948 million) after being found guilty of anti-competitive practices. This makes Microsoft's 497 million euro fine in 2004 (which was a record at the time) seem like a slap on the hand. Reports had previously suggested that the fine would be similar to Microsoft's. Intel was charged (among other things) with discouraging manufacturers and retailers to purchase fewer, or actively not stock, AMD processors. More details of the ruling are European Commission's website."
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Space

+ - Beatles Music to be Broadcast into Space-> 1

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Firefalcon
Firefalcon writes "The BBC reports that the Beatles song "Across the Universe" is to be broadcast into space using the Deep Space Network at midnight (GMT) on Monday. A Yahoo article on the same subject, quotes Paul McCartney as saying "Send my love to the aliens", and Apple, one of the companies holding the rights to the Beatles music, as giving their approval because they were "always looking for new markets".

I suspect that the music will be well out of copyright by the time any little green men get to hear it though, as it will take about 431 years to reach its intended destination..."

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The Internet

+ - Nominet Website Down

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Firefalcon
Firefalcon writes "The website of Nominet, the .uk domain registrar, has been inaccessible for the last 24 hours (see Netcraft's listing). While the registrar services all appear to be working, this must be an embarrassment for the organisation charged with managing the uk domain...

Does anyone know what is going on? Has this happened to any other registrar?"

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