From the monthly archives: January 2013

PA Governor Sues NCAA

On January 18, 2013 By Tracy Hancock

The Penn State scandal seems to never go away. Even in the wake of an 8-4 season and new head football coach Bill O’Brien being named the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year, Penn State can’t seem to get away from the negative press. The most recent development occurred this last week [...]

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Facebook Graph Search, Privacy, and You

On January 17, 2013 By Brandon Trout

If you’re not paying for it, you are not the customer; you are the product being sold.

This week, Facebook introduced its newest attempt to keep up with the big kids on the internet playground: Facebook Graph Search. While this won’t help you with your math homework, and it won’t replace [...]

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Last Thursday, President Obama signed a bill allowing Facebook and other social media users to choose to automatically share the videos they have watched on sites like Netflix.

Facebookers could already share playlists, articles, and other web activities, but the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) banned the sharing of any [...]

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PayPal, Politics, and Stateless Currency

On January 15, 2013 By Collins Kilgore

Torrent-friendly news blogs recently protested PayPal’s demands that torrent trackers allow the company to monitor their sites for possible copyright-infringing behavior.  Organizations that have refused to comply with PayPal’s terms have had their accounts frozen–a possible death knell for a wholly online business that depends on user contributions to operate.  PayPal has also [...]

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University of Missouri-Columbia students will no longer be able to admire ‘Tiger Spot,’ the extremely large and beautiful mosaic of a tiger’s face that graced the front of Ellis Library on the University of Missouri campus for the past decade.  The mosaic, which was created by artist Paul Jackson in 2001 and which [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 14, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Obama signs bill to allow Netflix users to share videos via Facebook. Buffy vs. Edward youtube video removed, even though it is a perfect example of “fair use.” Court decisions show why copyright assignment provisions should be strictly worded. Judge approves Apple and Google’s purchase of over [...]

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