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  1. Family Being Sued Because They Painted Their House Like the Movie Up

    Meanwhile...

    Unable to prevent a family in their neighborhood from renovating their house in a likeness of Carl Fredricksen's in Up by appealing to city officials, some folks in Santa Clara, California, are just coincidentally suing the family for contaminating the neighborhood with lead during their renovation efforts.

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  2. Lionsgate Sues Twilight Parody That Sued Them For Having a Twilight Monopoly

    THIS IS FOR REAL MAKO

    Last spring we told you the riveting tale how Behind the Lines Productions, creator of the Twilight parody Twiharder, decided to sue Lionsgate and Summit on the grounds that they're big meanies who unfairly monopolize the Twilight franchise... a franchise they, y'know, own the rights to. Behind the Lines has some gumption, I'll give them that. Except now that gumption's gotten them countersued by Lionsgate, whose 204 page countercomplaint can be basically summed up as "...You guys aren't serious, right?"

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  3. That Time A UK Court Denied A Man’s Wish For Trial By Combat And Ruined All Our Fun

    For A More Civilized Age

    Over what infraction did one man ask a court for trial by combat? Click ahead to find out!

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  4. Supreme Court May Decide Boobies Case

    Today in Boobs

    There's a lot here in this story. There's a couple of fifteen year old girls who were barred from handing out breast cancer awareness bracelets by their school district. There's the much debated trend in breast cancer awareness campaigns to skew to a focus on the sexual appeal of breasts rather than the saving of lives as the motivating factor. There's the parents who thought that this was a violation of their daughters' First Amendment rights that was worth taking it all the way to a federal appeals court. But mostly, there's the undeniably delightful idea that a Supreme Court justice of America might say the word "boobies" on the record during a session.

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  5. Comcast Threatens To Sue News Site TorrentFreak For Covering Torrent News

    "We'll sue them for...copyright infringement, I guess? Who cares, we have enough money to keep pretty much any case in court until our foes are ground to dust."

    Last week, TorrentFreak published a great story about law firms that are also copyright trolls. As part of the article, they published a subpoena response from Comcast showing that an IP address connected with one firm was trolling torrent sites. Now, Comcast has loosed its lawyers, leveling charges of copyright infringement at TorrentFreak.

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  6. Apple Found Guilty of eBook Price Fixing; Amazon Cackles, Twirls Moustache

    Insidery

    I can't blame you if you haven't been following the Department of Justice's suit against Apple and (originally) five other book publishers for price fixing in the eBook market. It's kind of arcane and weird, but it's an arcane and weird thing that may affect the entire electronic book market, and if you're the kind of book reader who looks at gamers flipping out about DRM that places unreasonable requirements on the user and thinks "there but for the grace of God go I," you might want to pay attention. Just in case.

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  7. Someone Tried To Kickstart A Where the Wild Things Are Sequel Book

    Today In Obvious

    Why do people think they can get away with crowdfunding something that doesn't belong to them? 

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  8. 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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  9. Makers of Fifty Shades Porn Parody Countersue Universal, Claim the Book is Public Domain Because Fanfiction

    the internet is serious business

    So you may have heard that there's a porn parody of Universal's putative NC-17 rated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, even though Universal hasn't even cast it yet. And some of those among you who were not aware are now surely nodding and saying "Yes, this was inevitable." Well, it was also inevitable that Universal would sue the Fifty Shades porn parody for copyright and trademark infringement, which they are doing. But what wasn't inevitable was that Smash Pictures, the makers of Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation, would come up with an even moderately clever counter suit.

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  10. Game of Thrones Director Says Piracy Is Ok While The Copyright Alert System Is Warning Consumers Against It

    You know nothing Jon Snow

    It didn't really surprise anyone to find out HBO's Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012. After all, HBO is a paid subscription service and many people don't like their limited expensive options in a world immediate entertainment. But I suppose it doesn't help the cause when one of the people working the show, a director to be more specific, publicly says he doesn't mind when people pirate his show. And it just so happens that The Copyright Alert System is about to start sending us all notices to stop the illegal downloads. Great timing, dude. 

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