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$2,250 per downloaded song
This is the "reduced" award amount in the case of illegal music downloads that one man has to pay. The total damage award was originally $2 million but a judge reduced that amount to $54,00 for the 24 songs that were illegally downloaded. That amount comes out to $2,250 per song that defendant Jammie Thomas-Rasset has to pay Capital Records.
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Olympic controversy for American swimmer
Famous and talented American swimmer Amanda Beard from the 2008 Olympics launched her PETA Campaign and the Chinese government went nuts. A press conference was moved out of the Olympic village by the radical communist Chinese government out of pure shame. The world knows the Chinese are the worst animal killers in the world, so needless to say they were not happy with an anti-fur ad campaign staring at the opening of the Olympics. For more on this visit Amanda's PETA page by clicking her ad picture below
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Double check the attic, record collection sells on Ebay for $3 million
Actually it was a collection at a record store but yes it did sell on Ebay for over $3million. The collection included a million albums, 1.5 million singles and 300,000 CDs. The 68 year old owner of Record Rama is ready to retire. He had opened hi store in 1968. He had suffered a few strokes over the years and is legally blind. He wants to spend more time with his family.
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In case you missed it
We recently read that Conde Nast publishing had decided to shut down one more of its magazines called House & Garden, which is very similar sounding to Better Homes & Gardens magazine. But what we had not realized was the fairly long list of other magazines that have closed down this year. These include Stuff magazine, Jane, Premiere magazine, Child magazine and apparently Time Inc had re-published Life magazine which was also news to us but that has now been shut down. Conde Nast will continue to publish big name titles in the home area such as Vogue Living and Architectural Digest along with something called Domino, which somehow relates to the home area (obviously we have not read that one yet). The December 2007 issue will be the last for House & Garden, again not to be confused with Better Homes and Gardens published by Meredith Corp.
TMZ to debut on t.v. today
The world famous web site all about celebrities, TMZ.com, will be making its television debut today. The popular web site is taking its video and breaking celebrity news stories to a half hour made for t.v. show under the same name. TMZ.com's managing editor, Harvey Ln a variety of networks, but primarily carried by Fox betwee lawyer and news anchor who started TMZ.com. The show will air on a variety of networks, but primarily carried by Fox between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On the weekends an hour long show will air.
Paris Hilton sues Hallmark
According to media reports, Paris Hilton has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Hallmark cards company. The suit alleges misappropriation of her likeness and her apparently trademarked phrase "That's hot." She also alleges invasion of privacy however we are not sure how they came up with that allegation. Along with the money damages she is seeking a permanent injunction.
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Two more Vick co-defendants plead guilty
Now 3 out of the 4 men charged with dog fighting and gambling have pleaded guilty. Only the super star Mike Vick is left. He is expected to cop a deal which will have him serving a year in prison. But as one football analyst put it, the NFL has yet to decide his future. He is out for the 2007 season and jail would put him out for 2008. With two years of not training and returning to football at the age of 29, it is unlikely he would be in top form. And the speculation is that he would have to start fresh with a new team. But who would want him? What team will have fans that support someone who kills dogs for fun? The NFL cold still render the worst punishment, a lifetime ban! The reason is not torturing dogs but rather gambling.
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