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+ - Woman Arrested for Recording Party in Theater->

Submitted by snitty
snitty (308387) writes "A woman in Illinois was arrested after a theater employee caught her recording during "New Moon." When the woman was arrested the police found video of her sister's brithday party and only four minutes of the movie recorded on her digital camera.

But the law in question prohibits anyone from recording anything, anywhere a movie is being shown. Even if they don't record the movie itself. On top of that, the movie theather is allowed to detain you until police come."

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+ - Indie Developer Exposes Copyright Infringers on Tw->

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snitty (308387) writes "Wil Shipley, developer of Delicious Library, found some applications on the iTunes App Store were using images from his popular desktop application without permission. He outed them on Twitter. The team at Technically Legal, broke down the story and the take home messages for using other people's images."
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Comment: Amazon also breached their own EULA (Score 1) 645

They actually breached their license agreements with their users who downloaded the book:

http://www.technicallylegal.org/amazon-breaches-kindle-user-contracts/

The EULA does say that you can't collect damages, and have to arbitrate confidentially in Seattle.

Makes you wonder if people who had this are free to breach the other parts of the contract now that Amazon has breached their duty? Could they reverse engineer now?

Books

+ - Amazon Pulls Orwell From Kindles, Breaches EULA->

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snitty
snitty writes "David Pogue reported that Amazon had pulled 1984 and Animal Farm not only from the Kindle Store, but also right off users Kindles. What he didn't mention was that this is a violation of Amazon's EULA. The relevant portion states, "Upon your payment of the applicable fees set by Amazon, Amazon grants you the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy of the applicable Digital Content and to view, use, and display such Digital Content an unlimited number of times, solely on the Device. . ." So Amazon breached their own contract when they removed the books from the user's devices."
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United States

+ - What's the Deal With the Amazon Tax->

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snitty
snitty writes "Amazon.com has been shutting down affiliate programs left and right because states are trying to make Amazon collect sales tax for them. TechnicallyLegal breaks down the constitutional arguments for and against the tax. Essentially, the states are going to argue that Amazon Affiliates are the modern day equivalent of door-to-door salesmen."
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Comment: That decision tells us little (Score 5, Informative) 456

by snitty (#28187767) Attached to: Sotomayor's Position On Copyright Damages

The folks at TechnicallyLegal (disclaimer, I'm a writer and podcaster there) wrote up a post as to why her decision in the copyright case will have little bearing on the outcome of the RIAA cases. And why her reasoning there isn't really indicitive of what her reasoning may be in those cases.

http://www.technicallylegal.org/de-fud-sotomayors-stance-on-copyright-infringement/

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