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+ - Battlestar Galactica To Continue

Submitted by turboflux
turboflux (781551) writes "According to executive producer David Eick, Battlestar Galactica is still an open-ended adventure and it will not be ending after the 4th season as previously reported. Evidently Edward James Olmos jumped the gun on confirming the show would be ending while attending the Saturn Awards this month. Eick goes on to say that the fourth season would actually be 22 episodes (2 more than prior seasons) rather than the reported 13 episode order."
Google

+ - iGoogle breaks Apple stranglehold on "i"

Submitted by thefickler
thefickler (1030556) writes "In a move that proves that Apple does not exclusively own the prefix "i", Google has officially renamed its personalized homepage service "iGoogle".

With Apple's stranglehold on the "i" prefix finally broken by a major company like Google, will the floodgates now open? Let's face it the letter i is pretty cool, and there's no reason why it shouldn't be shared around the computer industry so that more companies can benefit.

How long until we see iWindows, iZune, iPS3 or iDual-Core? Actually, iZune has a nice a sound to it! Or how about iWii?"
Software

+ - WIPO creating new IP rights over web content

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "WIPO is currently engaged in negotiating a new treaty on digital IP rights, but they're having trouble agreeing.

The US along with others is pushing for reviving a 1962 treaty (never ratified) that would give the large cable distributors (like TBS, FX, Bravo, TCM, Discovery, Sci-fi, Spike, etc) ownership of even public domain content if they carry it.

From the article: "This right would be in addition to the rights and permissions (if any) associated with the copyright in the work, and would apply even to works that are in the public domain, or where the copyright owner was willing to freely distribute the work."

So, how about your cable provider getting IP rights over Linux because you used their infrastructure to download your distribution?"

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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