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+ - Report: Jobs Backdated Pixar Options

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narramissic
narramissic writes "While he was chairman of Pixar, Steve Jobs may have improperly backdated stock-option grants. From the ITworld.com article: 'Jobs approved a March 2001 employment contract with Toy Story director John Lasseter that granted Lasseter Pixar stock options priced in December 2000, three months before the contract was signed and when the stock price was at its lowest level of the year.'"
Software

+ - Does Richard Stallman Hate Fair Use?

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a_quietamerican
a_quietamerican writes "According to Robin Good at the MasterNewMedia blog, Richard Stallman is refusing to let him and others post videos of his speeches to YouTube or any other service that doesn't support Free Software. This raises some serious questions about Mr. Stallman's commitment to Fair Use according to the ACT Blog. According to ACT:

Intelligent people can disagree over the scope of Fair Use, but there is NOTHING more clearly covered than public speeches and comments...it is the basis by which journalists and bloggers do their jobs. Yet, Stallman is quite clearly arguing that Fair Use doesn't apply to his speeches and he has the power to dictate how you can watch/listen to them.
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Businesses

+ - $25M Virgin Prize to Cleanup Greenhouse Gases

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syguy
syguy writes "Sir Richard Branson is offering a $25 million prize to anyone who invents a way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The Virgin Earth Challenge as it will be known is part of Branson's commitment to spend 100% of Virgin's airline and train proceeds, estimated to total $3 billion over 10 years. Making the announcement with 'Inconvenient Truth' star and former Vice President, Al Gore, Branson said, "Man created the problem and therefore man should solve the problem". Only $2.975 billion to go..."

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