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  1. Lawsuit Accuses X-Men Director Bryan Singer of Sexual Misconduct With Underage Boy

    Today in Depressing

    The Wrap has obtained copies of federal court documents which reveal a lawsuit accusing Bryan Singer, director of many of the films in the X-Men franchise, Superman Returns, and others, of sexually abusing a seventeen year old boy.

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  2. Animator Aims Lawsuit Against Frozen

    You've undoubtedly noticed our new furry focus on the site today, but we understand that the transition may be a rough one, and are committed to easing it by continuing to bring you non-Maru-related news... for now.

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  3. Woman Sues Because She Claims Injuries From a Car Accident Have Kept Her From Using Facebook

    So we can just sue anybody for anything now? Is that how it works?

    A Nova Scotia woman is suing the company whose driver hit her with his dump truck. Since personal injury law isn't typically something we cover on Geekosystem, I feel like it's worth mentioning that she's suing because she claims her injuries have prevented her from using Facebook.

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  4. J.K. Rowling Sues the Daily Mail for Libel

    There's An Apparate For That

    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is suing the Daily Mail for libel after they published an article in September titled "How JK Rowling's sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered" online and "How JK Rowling's sob story about her single mother past has surprised and confused the church members who cared for her" in print. The article related to a recent piece Rowling had written for a charity website about the struggles faced by single parents.  This case comes at an interesting time legally, as libel laws in the UK have recently changed.

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  5. Cosplayers Finally Facing Copyright Legal Action… Except It’s Over a Carpet

    *gasp* Twist!

    Dragon Con is held at the same Mariott hotel in Atlanta every year, so the people behind Volpin Props decided to get extra-creative and dress up as the unusual-looking carpet that every con-goer knows and... well, tolerates. It was a huge hit with everyone -- right up until the carpet designers slapped them with a Cease & Desist. Womp womp.

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  6. Record Label Sues Spotify Because People Can Make Playlists

    It's the latest in frivolous lawsuit technology.

    Record label Ministry of Sound is suing music service Spotify because its users can create playlists that mimic MoS's compilation albums and share those playlists with friends. Lest you think the United States has a monopoly on dumb lawsuits, this is all happening in the U.K.

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  7. Apple Drops Trademark Claim on App Store, Stores That Sell Apps Everywhere Now Safe

    Apple abandons lawsuit against Amazon

    You say App Store, I say Appstore. Apple has decided to call the whole thing off, and has dropped its lawsuit against Amazon for infringing on its trademark for its digital software retail distribution service -- see how much easier it is to just say app store? Apple's lawyers have decided that they don't need a court to tell them that combining "app" and "store" does not make a unique and distinguishable brand, and that it's a lost cause to keep people from referring to a store that sells apps as an app store.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: These Doctor Who Adipose Cookies Look Fattening

    Things We Saw Today

    Oh yes, I went there. For more amazing-looking Doctor Who cookies by Cookie Cowgirl, visit That's Nerdalicious.

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  9. Summit Entertainment Is Being Sued For An Egregious Amount Of Money By A Twilight Parody Company

    Meanwhile...

    Wait until you hear why.

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  10. If This Lawsuit Succeeds, It Could Break Amazon’s Dominance of the eBook Market

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    The new and growing market for eBooks has allowed companies to call into question some of the basic and universal characteristics of reading and owning books. That you can loan them to your friends, for example, or that by purchasing a book you're also purchasing the ability to read it whenever you want, wherever you want, until you lose it, donate it, give it away, or wear through its well-loved spine. eBook publishers have, to put it mildly, established that these are qualities of a book that they do not intend to carry over to the new format, which is to a certain extent fine, so long as consumers know what they're getting into. But the eBook market also has other problems, namely accusations of price fixing, and, due to the combination of software that limits the kind of device a given eBook can be read on and the dominance of the Kindle over the eReader market, bullying tactics. A new lawsuit filed by three independent bookstores is looking to strike at the heart of the problem: the insistance of eReader makers that their books should not be readable on other devices.

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