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Google

Submission + - Google is Kidsourcing Logo Development->

copdk4 writes: "
Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to play around with our homepage logo and see what they come up with.
Is Google trying to kidsource their logo development? Evil corporate overlords now tapping into your kids creativity. thinkofthechildren?"

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The Media

Submission + - Increasing Truthiness of the US Govt.-> 1 1

a-highly-skilled-legal-immigrant writes: Truthiness, the act of making decisions "from the gut" without regard to logic, evidence or fact, has been one of the hallmark of current Bush administration.

A recent example of how screwed up the US government machinery is, can be gauged by the fact that just 13 days after they announced the current status of processing I-485, they come out with a bulletin that says that all applications are stopped and none will be accepted.
Further, ImmigrationVoice reports

One estimate puts the expenses by applicants over the last two weeks at over $6,000 million in filing fees, medical examination expenses, incidental expenses such as travel, photocopying, phone calls, courier, etc., not including the 2-3 days of preparation time expended by each family as well as lost productivity experienced by applicants' businesses due to absence from work.

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Google

Submission + - English Premier League sues YouTube

copdk4 writes: "
England's top soccer league and an indie music publisher sued YouTube on Friday, saying the online video pioneer was engaging in widespread copyright infringement to bring traffic to the site.
The Premier League, generally considered the world's best soccer league, claims an estimated 2.59 billion viewers in 204 countries. Bourne calls itself one of the leading independent publishers of music in the United States.
An interesting comment made by Google spokesman,

"These suits simply misunderstand the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which balances the rights of copyright holders against the need to protect Internet communications and content,"
Has Youtube become a goldmine for lawyers?"

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