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+ - BART Pulls a Mubarak in San Francisco->

Submitted by camperslo
camperslo (704715) writes "The original protests faulted BART (San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System) police for the fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man last month, but now encompass larger free speech issues after BART shut down cell phone voice and data communications in its trains and stations during a protest on Thursday. The killing has outraged many, the cellular shutdown brought responses from the EFF and Annonymous. Some related websites were hacked and data posted."
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+ - Japan Criminalizes Virus Creation->

Submitted by camperslo
camperslo (704715) writes "This legislation is a major move for Japan since the constitution there provides for privacy of communications, in sharp contrast with some other countries.

"Japan's parliament enacted legislation Friday criminalizing the creation or distribution of computer viruses to crack down on the growing problem of cybercrimes, but critics say the move could infringe on the constitutionally guaranteed privacy of communications.

With the bill to revise the Penal Code passing the House of Councillors by an overwhelming majority, the government intends to conclude the Convention on Cybercrime, a treaty that stipulates international cooperation in investigating crimes in cyberspace.""

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The Media

+ - Demonoid Returns, well mostly

Submitted by camperslo
camperslo (704715) writes "The news on Demonoid sums it up: "We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this.

Thanks for your understanding, and sorry for any inconvenience." (typo is theirs)

As posted here, the Demonoid trackers were up yesterday, the website went live again today.

It's good to see the Green Demon alive and kicking (of course its pretty well swamped at the moment)"
Movies

+ - iTunes Store Sells 125,000 Disney Movies 1st Week

Submitted by camperslo
camperslo (704715) writes "Playlist reported that Walt Disney President and CEO Robert Iger said that 125,000 downloadable movies had been purchased in the week since Apple's debut of movies on the iTunes Store. That sales level generated $1 million in revenue for Disney, which works out to $8 per movie. They also state that "Iger told attendees of an investment conference in New York on Tuesday that Disney anticipates seeing about $50 million in revenue from the venture during its first year"."

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