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+ - Blizzard to display legal full names on forums->

Submitted by globring
globring (192519) writes "The first and most significant change is that in the near future, anyone posting or replying to a post on official Blizzard forums will be doing so using their Real ID — that is, their real-life first and last name — with the option to also display the name of their primary in-game character alongside it. These changes will go into effect on all StarCraft II forums with the launch of the new community site prior to the July 27 release of the game, with the World of Warcraft site and forums following suit near the launch of Cataclysm. Certain classic forums, including the classic Battle.net forums, will remain unchanged."
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+ - YouTube sued by English Premier League

Submitted by globring
globring (192519) writes "The Telegraph is reporting that the Premier League is to sue internet site YouTube for alleged copyright infringement. The organisation said the video-sharing website had "knowingly misappropriated" its intellectual property by encouraging footage to be viewed on its site. The lawsuit seeks class action status and asks for a disgorgement of profits made by the alleged actions, as well as unspecified damages. It claims YouTube had consciously encouraged people to view content on its site in order to raise its profile, violating the material's commercial value."
Wireless Networking

+ - 2.6sq/km hotspot opens in London

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Liam Cromar
Liam Cromar writes "The Cloud has opened a ubiquitous wireless mesh network in the City of London. Internet access is available for a reasonable £12/month, or £4.50/hour. A larger network to cover more of London is also planned by The Cloud. No word on connection speeds is provided in the article, however. Still, it will be interesting to see what sort of uptake there is — do people really want ubiquitous Internet?"

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