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YouTube-MP3 throws in the towel, will shut down and hand domain over to record labels

The world’s top YouTube ripping site is shutting down and handing control of its domain over to the RIAA.<p>As TorrentFreak recounts, a collection of …

Internet

The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit

Twist: There are two selfie monkeys.<p>A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) went to court on his behalf, it seems, to make a point about animal liberation. …

Ethnology

The Rise and Fall of the Great American Motel

In 1939, when John Steinbeck imagined Highway 66 as “the road of flight,” he evoked the crushing realities of Depression-era migrants who’d been …

Stream-ripping is 'fastest growing' music piracy

<b>Stream-ripping is now the fastest-growing form of music piracy in the UK, new research has suggested.</b><p>Several sites and apps allow users to turn Spotify songs, YouTube videos and other streaming content into permanent files to store on phones and computers.<p>Record labels claim that "tens, or even …

Intellectual Property

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Data Visualization

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Donald Trump

Obama Team Gives Trump Advice: White House Survival Guide

It’s one thing to be elected President of the U.S. Learning how to do the job usually takes longer<p><b>A Presidential handoff comes with established rites</b> …

Donald Trump

Bruce Springsteen: On Jersey, Masculinity And Wishing To Be His Stage Persona

As a young musician coming up in the early 1970s, Bruce Springsteen played in the bars of Asbury Park, N.J., a hardscrabble urban beach town full of colorful characters. The town fired his imagination and inspired him musically, but still he found himself longing for more.<p>Springsteen tells <i>Fresh …

New Jersey

The Power of Pedagogy

In arts education, students must be taught to create, not imitate.<p>All musicians, even the most gifted ones, need instruction—there are no virgin births, at least not in the modern era. Instruction is the driving force behind any God-given talent’s success.<p>But teaching is about more than simply …

Education

How to Make a Washi Tape Tree Card

• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share on Pinterest<br>• Share on Email<p><b>Sometimes</b>, despite our best intentions, we just don’t get round to making all those …

Chemicals

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Your dog understands what you're saying, sort of

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever wonder whether Fido really understands what you're saying?<p>He might be catching on to more than you think -- and your intonation when saying certain words is just as important to him as the words themselves, according to a small study published in the journal Science on …

The Brain

130+ useful free marketing tools for small business

Without marketing your product or service reaching your targeted audience is cumbersome.<p>If your business is blessed with wealth then you can spend …

Marketing

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

Sandwiches

Led Zeppelin stars to appear in court for Stairway to Heaven copyright trial

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant to attend the trial in Los Angeles on Tuesday over claim the opening of the song was copied from a track by the band Spirit<p>Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will appear in court on Tuesday to defend Stairway to Heaven, one of the most recognisable songs in rock …

Rock Music

The True Story Behind Alice In Wonderland

The man behind <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> is much like the tales he wrote: an enigma that straddles the line between childlike innocence and darkness. Like …

Literature

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

Another fixture of old-style learning is the assumption that students should learn on their own. Sharing notes in an exam hall or collaborating on …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Court Allows Copyright Lawsuit Against Star Trek Fan Film To Move Forward

While there has been much discussion about Paramount’s copyright claim on the Klingon language, the judge in the studio’s lawsuit against the makers …

Science Fiction

Record Industry Continues its War on Free Music

The U.S. record industry’s umbrella organization, the RIAA, released statistics this week showing that annual revenues from subscription-based …

RIAA

Happy Birthday song copyright goes public: How one of history's most expensive birthday gifts was finally returned

A yellowed page in a songbook almost 100 years old may have been the key to a copyright battle over the world’s most popular song.<p>The song in …

Disney slaps Star Wars fans with copyright notices for sharing pictures of a toy online

Fans hit with DMCA takedown notices for sharing photos of a toy purchased at Walmart online<p>With just days to go before the release of Lucasfilm's …

The Easiest Way To Be A More Creative Person

Fueled by a love of biographies about musicians and artists, Carolyn Gregoire, a senior writer at <i>The Huffington Post</i>, wanted to know what it was that …

The Geometry of Harmony

THEY’VE GOT RHOMBOIDS, THEY’VE GOT MUSIC. UW-Eau Claire math professor James Walker, left, and music professor Gary Don collaborated to write a newly …

"Happy Birthday" Lawsuit: "Smoking Gun" Emerges in Bid to Free World's Most Popular Song

Attorneys for suing filmmakers uncover a blurry version of an 88-year-old book in the files of Warner/Chappell. That leads to another serendipitous …

New York Times

Pitt Law Librarians Help Uncover Smoking Gun Evidence in Historic “Happy Birthday” Song Lawsuit | PittLaw

It’s evidence that might prove conclusively there is no copyright to the lyrics of the “Happy Birthday” song, and attorneys for the plaintiffs in the …

World Records

Just Because It’s Easier to Steal - Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t Stealing

Back when I was a musician – writing songs rather than things like this – I was just about the only one I knew who wasn’t stealing music via the …

The Future of Intellectual Property Law

In 1623, the British Parliament passed the Statute of Monopolies, which proclaimed that inventors of new technologies would be granted sole control …

Innovation