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Submission + - Huge backlash against Doctor Who companion casting

Artifice_Eternity writes: The BBC have announced who will be sharing the TARDIS with David Tennant in season 4 of the new "Doctor Who": Catherine Tate. The sharp-tongued comedienne will be reprising her role as Donna, the "runaway bride" of the 2006 Christmas special. But neither diehard fans nor casual viewers of the show are laughing... in fact, 64 pages of comments on the BBC's site suggest an overwhelmingly negative public reaction to this news. Will Donna become the new Mel (the Sixth Doctor's much-reviled companion)? Should the Beeb have gone with the more likable Carey Mulligan instead, whose star turn in the recent episode Blink has been widely praised?
Graphics

Submission + - Nvidia threatens website for hosting their drivers (ngohq.com)

An anonymous reader writes: We understand that you are distributing or facilitating the unauthorized distribution of NVIDIA's drivers for its GPU and/or MCP products. We are writing to remind you that these drivers constitute intellectual property ("IP"), including copyrights, of NVIDIA. As the exclusive owner of this IP, under Section 106 of the Copyright Act, NVIDIA alone has the right to authorize distribution. Since you are not authorized, we ask that you immediately stop all activities that distribute, allow or facilitate distribution of NVIDIA's drivers on your web site. Unauthorized distribution is a serious violation of NVIDIA's intellectual property rights and if it continues, we will take the necessary steps to prevent further unauthorized distribution.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Says It Is Not Bound by GPLv3 (eweek.com)

AlexGr writes: "By Peter Galli (eWeek) Microsoft cleared the air July 5 on its obligations to GNU General Public License Version 3 support, declaring it will not provide support or updates for GPLv3 under the deal it penned in November with Novell to administer certificates for the Linux distribution. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2155119,00.as p"

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