In October, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia told The Wall Street Journal that his company could have supported 350,000 subscribers in New York City. In the same interview, Kanojia emphasized that the company was shooting for breadth rather than depth. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court cut Internet streaming to nearly 80,000 Aereo customers
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GLHF Is Classic PC Gamer Lingo Like GG, GLHF is a staple of competitive gaming culture. Around since the ’90s, the phrase gained popularity through games like Quake, Starcraft, and Counter-Strike. It’s hard to find early examples of these phrases, as in-game chats are never properly recorded or archived (and who would want to sort through them anyway?). … [Read more...] about What Does “GLHF” Mean, and How Do You Use It?
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The global body in charge of domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has asked a federal court to prevent the handover of the country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) of North Korea, Syria, and Iran as part of a terrorism lawsuit dating back over a decade. Those would include the .KP, .SY and .IR names. The case, formally known as Rubin et al v. Islamic Republic of Iran et al, goes back to a 1997 suicide bombing that took place in Jerusalem. Four Americans were injured in the attack, for which Hamas claimed responsibility. Given that Iran has supported, and continues to support, Hamas in its resistance against Israel, the plaintiffs sued the Islamic Republic, arguing that the Iranian government actually was liable. … [Read more...] about ICANN to plaintiffs: No, you can’t have all of Iran’s domains
The fulcrum of the group's argument rests on the specific designation of the in-car devices as music-only systems. As pointed out by Techdirt, the suit bases this allegation on things like a marketing claim by GM that "the hard drive will not accept photos or other sorts of data" and is only usable for ripped audio. The AHRA does indeed regulate and levy royalties on devices intended to copy audio—but only if those devices are intended to be used to make repeated copies. In RIAA v. Diamond, the 9th Circuit affirmed that devices designed to make copies for personal use only aren’t impacted by the AHRA’s restrictions—including the requirement for SCMS and royalties. … [Read more...] about Music industry sues automakers over in-car audio ripping systems