Miss Info blogs ::: Well, it looks like sh*t is hitting the fan for bloggers across the world... A 16-year old from the Czech Republic is facing serious jail time for a website (cinema-world.biz) he started, that happened to link to copyrighted materials, mostly movies. Now, for hip-hop blog readers such as yourselves, the crime might not like seem much but record and movie companies seem to be going harder than ever in stopping consumers from enjoying their products for free (in this case copyrighted music and movies). Read about the latest in record companies-trying-to-stop-us from-promoting-their artists-for-free, while their marketing teams send us music to post, here.
Unfortunately, for this unlucky 16-year old he may be facing 2.5 to 4-years in jail. Check out the press release (translated via ZP) and more from Min »
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We turn to the National (US) ECONOMY ::: Doug Powers blogs "When I heard that CNN was bringing in psychics I just thought they needed help in determining where Eliot Spitzer’s ratings were buried, but nope — it was to talk about the future of the global finance." Read More »
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THE EDITORS' BLOG has uploaded an interesting post on Bill Clinton's housing initiative, Building Back Better Communities (BBBC), which “seeks to construct housing projects across the nation of Haiti”, but upon closer examination, “seems as though the initiative won't live up to its name and in fact will build worse communities than even before the earthquake of January 12, 2010.” It's all here »