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  1. Apparently Steven Moffat Is a Total Liar and We’re Getting a Ridiculously Awesome Cameo in Day of the Doctor

    Seriously, though. Spoilers. Like, HUGE ones.

    We're going to count this one as a spoiler because not only is there no confirmation from a verified source at the BBC yet, but when we heard it, we were kinda bummed that we weren't going to get to be surprised by it during the episode. So yeah, click at your own risk, though you can probably guess where we're going by pointing out Moffat's lies.

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  2. Microsoft Sends DMCA Requests to the BBC, Wikipedia, and More

    The world of internet piracy and online copyright enforcement is rife with stories of incompetence, especially on the side of major corporations and copyright holders. Many of those problems stem from the fact that the most frequently used weapon of copyright-holders, sending DMCA takedown requests to remove sites illegally sharing copyrighted material from search engines, is automated. The systems in place send an obscene number of notices, including duplicate requests for sites that have already been removed and now, apparently, random requests to remove any site even slightly connected to a company's copyrighted material. For example, a recent rash of DMCA notices from Microsoft asked Google to delist a series of popular, most-likely non-infringing sites, including TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, BBC.com, and Wikipedia.

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  3. Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers File Class-Action Lawsuit for $105 Million [Update]

    The debate over whether The Huffington Post, newly enriched following its merger with AOL, should pay its unpaid bloggers has launched an armada of blog posts and a fleet of media roundtables, but today, the stakes will be upped. A group of bloggers has announced that it will file a class-action lawsuit against The Huffington Post, AOL, and Arianna Huffington, who personally pocketed at least $20 million from the $315 million merger. The lead plaintiff in the suit is a man named Jonathan Tasini, who began blogging for The Huffington Post in December of 2005 and ceased blogging in February of this year, a few days after the merger was announced. More details TK, but we can only assume that at stake here will be whether The Huffington Post or AOL violated any labor laws in their use of unpaid labor or misled the bloggers as to what they were ultimately entitled to. Update: The complaint has been filed, and Tasini & co. are asking for a whopping $105 million.

    TheHuffingtonPost.com’s continued assertion that it, alone, should be enriched by the valuable content provided by Plaintiff and the Classes has the broad detrimental effect of setting an artificially low price for the valuable digital content created by Plaintiff and the Classes, depressing the market for such content and, over the long term, having a serious depressing effect on the value of intellectual content being created by Plaintiff and the Classes and on the ability of Plaintiff and the Classes to support themselves as creators of high quality, engaging, digital content.
    (via Mixed Media)

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  4. AOL Buying the Huffington Post for $315 Million, and Arianna Will Lead Engadget, TechCrunch, and More

    The Huffington Post is soon to be under new management, as will most of the news sites under AOL's purview, including Engadget, TechCrunch, and more: In a Super Bowl eve shocker, HuffPo and AOL jointly announced that AOL will be acquiring the Huffington Post for $315 million cash some time in the first or second quarter of 2011. Arianna Huffington, who has led the mega-aggregator site as it has ballooned to reach an audience of more than 25 million visitors per month, will become the editor-in-chief of a new thing called the Huffington Post Media Network, which will encompass "all Huffington Post and AOL content, including Engadget, TechCrunch, Moviefone, MapQuest, Black Voices, PopEater, AOL Music, AOL Latino, AutoBlog, Patch, StyleList, and more." That's right: MapQuest is about to become super liberal.

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  5. Children Tell the Christmas Story Adorably Wrong [Video]

    Landline proudly presents the story behind the First Christmas - as re-enacted by children. It is hilariously incorrect and wonderful in every way. "Spider-Man wasn't there!" "Yes, he was!" Yes, he was, kids. Yes, he was. (via Huffington Post)

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  6. Huffington Post Offering Free Bus Service To Jon Stewart’s “Rally To Restore Sanity” in DC

    Last night, Arianna Huffington appeared on The Daily Show and made a rather dramatic offer right off the bat, pledge to provide bus service to anyone interested in attending Jon Stewart’s Rally To Restore Sanity from the Soho offices of Huffington Post. HuffPost:

    Stewart has described the event as “Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement.” As of Tuesday, a Facebook page dedicated to the rally shows that over 170,000 people have committed to attend. Details of the HuffPost Sanity Bus are still in the works, but you can sign up [at HuffPost] to participate. As soon as we know more, we’ll alert you via email.
    >>>Check out the video of the announcement at Mediaite.

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