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Having learnt from Posco episode, Odisha creates land bank for industries

Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Mineral-rich Odisha, aspiring to become a manufacturing hub in India with downstream metal industries, has "learnt from …

India

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

How You Deal With Stress, According to the Zodiac

T<p><b>he hard truth is that we humans aren’t inherently equipped to handle stress gracefully; it’s a learned skill that can take years (lifetimes!) to</b> …

Senators Seek to Streamline Music Licensing, Songwriter Payments – Variety

WASHINGTON — A group of senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to streamline the music licensing process and to increase royalty payments to …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Spotify files to go public as it faces a $1.6-billion copyright infringement suit

Music streaming giant Spotify has confidentially filed to go public — moving forward with an unusual plan to list its shares directly on the New York Stock Exchange — even as it faces a new $1.6-billion lawsuit alleging copyright infringement.<p>Calabasas music publisher Wixen Music Publishing Inc. is …

A Lawyer Explains Who Really Owns Your Tattoos

Just because it's inked on your bicep doesn't mean it's yours.<p>When you get a tattoo, you probably presume that it's yours. After all, the design's inked on your skin, and you paid an artist to put it there. However, the truth is that no matter how personal a body modification may be, tattoo …

Body Art

Monkey selfie case finally settled – but there are many similar animal rights battles to come

The furore that erupted when David Slater, a British wildlife photographer, released a “selfie” taken by a macaque monkey in 2015 has only just …

Activism

Waymo drops remaining patent claim against Uber

On Wednesday evening, Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car unit, dropped its remaining patent infringement claim against Uber, which pertained to a …

Why Spotify’s Legal Challenges Just Got Way More Complicated

With a crafty semantic argument, the company is challenging the idea that streaming services are legally responsible for paying mechanical royalties.<p>Spotify’s latest legal issues are snowballing into something that could be more consequential than anyone imagined.<p>This week, the music streamer was …

Streaming

How does BJP succeed in relentlessly acquiring power, state after state?

Five years ago, few could have imagined India’s President, Vice President, Speaker, Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of over a dozen states would …

Why don't facts matter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> At a time when polarization is at its peak and truth is a four-letter word, the question on everyone's minds is: Why does evidence seem to have little influence on people's beliefs, and what can be done?<p>How is it that citing clear evidence of a human role in global warming fails to persuade …

Psychology

Revised EU copyright law could make it easy to censor and block website content, says Mozilla

The European Parliament in Brussels will vote on the proposal to amend the law on 10 October.<p>The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs …

Can a tattoo on human flesh be copyrighted? We’ll soon find out

Is the human body a protectable medium of expression for purposes of copyright?<p>There's a tattoo as a design, and then there's that same tattoo after …

Drug company hands patents off to Native American tribe to avoid challenge

If tribes can avoid patent challenges, will "patent trolls" flock to them next?<p>A drug company has found a novel way to avoid challenges to some of …

Prepare your feeds: Facebook just introduced a licensing agreement for video and music content

Facebook has made a foray into the music industry, announcing a possible licensing agreement with artists. The deal would see users be able to upload …

Social Media

Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problem With The Music Industry (Guest Post) – Variety

<i>On August 17, YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen posted an article on the company’s blog in which he wrote about “the current state of YouTube’s</i> …

Social Media, Merch and Celebrities: Your Go-To Primer for Personality Rights

Who can legally use — and profit from — your image?<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>200<p>200<p>SHARES<p>Glamorous as their lives may be, being a celebrity …

Ice-cold Kaspersky shows the industry how to handle patent trolls

Security house Kaspersky Lab scored an impressive legal win that saw it not only beat a patent troll, but actually collect money from the plaintiff …

A Former Monk Is Suing L'Oréal, Claiming It Stole His Anti-Aging Cream

A former Catholic monk has filed a lawsuit against L’Oréal, claiming that the company stole his patented formula for an anti-aging cream.<p>In 2009 the …

Anti-aging

India lacks landmark judgments on design piracy, only identical imitations attract copyright infringement

Last month, Rohit Bal became the first designer in India to copyright his entire collection. Other prominent fashion designers, Anju Modi and Anita …

Clash of 2 tech titans: What Apple and Qualcomm are really fighting about

Back in 1990 when Qualcomm was a start-up, it was spending so much on a new approach to cellular communications that it struggled to make payroll.<p>So …

Mobile

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 …

Wilbur Ross

Trump Made His Supreme Court Pick. Now What? 5 Steps To Confirmation

President Trump has made his pick to fill the ninth seat on the Supreme Court.<p>So now what?<p>Trump's pick of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia sets in motion a confirmation process that is expected to drag out for at least two to three months, if not longer. …

9 maps and charts that explain the global refugee crisis

Donald Trump has officially closed America’s doors to some of the world’s most desperate, banning all refugees from entering the country for 90 days — and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely.<p>His timing could hardly be worse.<p>The world is currently in the midst of a refugee crisis unlike anything …

Middle East

The 10 Technologies Defining Art Right Now

Art World<p>It's not just all about the latest innovations.<p>,<p>Ways of making and seeing, both new and old, have defined the look and feel of art in 2016 …