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DPLA launches Open Bookshelf, a Collection of Free Ebooks | DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the launch of Open Bookshelf, a digital library collection of popular books free …

After 120 years, Nigeria’s stolen art could be returning home from Britain—but only on loan

Nigeria’s looted art could be returning home from cultural institutions such as the British Museum after officials said they were open to the idea of it being a loan. Some of the most prized items stolen by British forces are the Benin kingdom’s bronze statues.<p>The statues were pillaged in 1897 as …

Africa

The End of All That's Good and Pure About the Internet

We regret to inform you that the internet is on red alert once again. On Wednesday, the EU’s Legislative Committee voted to adopt sweeping measures …

Internet

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Why All Major Museums Should Be Free

Art shouldn't only be for those who can afford to see it.<p>For the first time in half a century, starting March 1, non–New York residents will be required to pay to enter the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met insists the move is a necessary last resort. But unfortunately, it means that the …

Art museums, in Baltimore and beyond, let the internet pass them by. Now, they're starting to catch on

We never noticed before, but David Letterman is a dead ringer for Henry Walters, co-founder of the local museum that bears his name. Maybe it’s that …

Great Pyramid of Giza: Is there an iron throne made of meteorites in newly discovered void?

Professor points to ancient Pyramid Texts to back theory of pharaoh's hidden throne.<p>The announcement last November of the discovery of a mysterious …

Vegas Golden Knights troll Army in response to trademark claim

The Vegas Golden Knights currently have the best record in the Western Conference, and the team is also known for having some funny exchanges on …

Modigliani art exhibited at Ducal Palace in Genoa revealed to be almost entirely fake

Prosecutors in Genoa are investigating an exhibition devoted to Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani after an expert concluded almost all of the 21 …

Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw sued for copyright infringement by Australian musicians

Two Australian musicians have filed a copyright infringement complaint against Ed Sheeran and country music singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, among …

Music

88% of employees have no clue about their organization's IT security policies

A lack of awareness about company security rules could open enterprises and SMBs up to cyberthreats like ransomware, according to Kaspersky …

Employment

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

Sotheby’s explores the market for Old Master copies

Last week, Christie’s announced that it will sell a Leonardo da Vinci painting guaranteed to fetch $100 million (£75.2 million), in a contemporary art sale in New York (a move that must have ruffled a few feathers in the Old Master department).<p>Here, it will feature alongside Andy Warhol’s multiple …

Supreme Court refuses to hear case questioning Google’s trademark

Lawsuit claimed "google" had become synonymous with "search the Internet."<p>The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a petition asserting that the …

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about emails stored overseas.<p>The justices increasingly have been called upon to settle legal battles between law enforcement and technology …

Privacy

Virtual reality and Van Gogh collide — technology is turning museums into a booming industry

Museums are looking at the best attendance they've ever had, thanks to the way technology is revolutionizing the consumption of art.<p>According to the …

Apache bug leaks contents of server memory for all to see—Patch now

Optionsbleed is especially threatening for people in shared hosting environments.<p>There's a bug in the widely used Apache Web Server that causes …

TripAdvisor names the world's top museums

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2017 Travelers’ Choice awards for museums. Click through the gallery above to see the top 10 U.S. and top 10 international museums. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for …

Museums

Automakers need to be ready when licensors come knocking

As the telecommunications and automotive industries begin to overlap with the surge of connected vehicles, a costly intellectual property issue is on …

Impression Products v. Lexmark Intl: Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion Limits Restraints on Alienation of Goods

The US Patent Act[1] gives patent holders the right to prevent others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the United …

The Fantec decision: German court holds distributor responsible for FOSS compliance

<i>Co-authors: Thomas Jansen and Hannes Meyle</i><p>The GPLv2 continues to be the most widely used FOSS license, but has been rarely interpreted by courts. …

Vulnerabilities Equities Process may be law with PATCH Act

The bipartisan PATCH Act aims to codify the Vulnerabilities Equities Process into law in the wake of a global ransomware attack based on a stolen NSA …

Which countries have open-source laws on the books?

As the institutional use of open-source software continues to expand like an octopus, the public sector remains a key target market.<p>Government users …

Data protection fine shows security risks from using open source software cannot be ignored, says expert

A six-figure fine issued to a local authority in England for a breach of UK data protection laws should serve as a reminder to all organisations of …

Breach Of Contract Claims Allowed For Alleged Open Source License Violations - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States

Recently, in <i>Artifex Software v. Hancom, Inc.</i>, a California district court refused to dismiss breach of contract claims for alleged violations of the …

Nothing to glOSS over: California court agrees to hear case on open source license enforcement

Using, developing, and distributing open source software (OSS) can help stimulate innovation, harness collective expertise, and promote interoperable

Open Source Lawsuits Have Crossed The Watershed - Anti-trust/Competition Law - Israel

The risk arising from unknowledgeable and unmanaged use of open source software by tech companies is no longer merely theoretical or such that only …

Ignorance of open source law is no defense

General counsels (GC) – be they from software/IoT corporations, or organisations that develop their own software – and law firms (that advise on IT, …

Initial Artifex Ruling Is A Victory For Open-Source Software

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 1:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California[1] recently issued an opinion that is …

Court Upholds Enforceability of Open Source Licenses

The District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued an opinion that is being hailed as a victory for open source software. In…