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Abuse of creative commons.
So Virgin has followed in the footsteps of Viacom
by stealing a photo
from a Creative Commons directory, and using it without proper attribution. Unfortunately the victim is suing Creative Commons instead of Virgin, claiming the license was deceptive.
posted by gandledorf
on Sep 27, 2007 -
makes handmade wooden weapons, which he then uses to stage semi-elaborate one man cosplay
involving him, his cat & an Australian Shepherd. Archives of previous months stories here
posted by jonson
on Feb 13, 2006 -
Holy Mother Of God appears to ebayer and commands her
to put her up for sale on eBay for $900 -- Buy it Now -- no reserve price.
, a bidder whose 24-year-old daughter suffers from chronic endometriosis hopes to acquire the statue for her. Let's hope he gets there before Golden Palace Casino (sorry, no links for that one) snipes it.
posted by VMC
on Feb 1, 2006 -
Virgin Comics. You
've sold records
, broke records (sort of
), flown balloons
), furthered communication
, worked on a railroad
, launched an airline
and promised to send us to space*
, not to mention several other forays
into fashion, restauranteuring, books and film. So what do you
do next? Sell comic books
with Deepak Chopra
. (via Warren Ellis's Bad Signal)
posted by grabbingsand
on Jan 6, 2006 -
Real and France's Virgin claim that they deserve to be able to sell their music on Apple's iPod.
To prove they're serious, Virgin Mega has filed a complaint against Apple to do so. Perhaps I'm missing something here, but last I checked it wasn't anybody's responsibility to open up their product or service to purposely allow the competition in. That is, of course, unless the government steps in. Are Real and Virgin Mega just being whiny little brats, angered that they're not invited to the party? What are legitimate reasons for the legal system to get involved and to rule in favor of such plaintiffs? While the obvious Microsoft may come to mind, are there other examples you can think of? As for me, I'd like to hand out copies of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead" to both Real and Virgin Mega...
posted by tgrundke
on Aug 6, 2004 -
Virgin Mobile Phone Records Which Map Users Whereabouts Kept Indefinitely.
Admittedly, this data is only accurate to within a few hundred metres at the moment, but 'When the new breed of 3G - third generation - phones comes on stream, probably next year, they will enable the users' location to be pinpointed to within a couple of metres
'. I know the current climate is increasingly pro-identity cards, pro-police state, but this can't be right, surely? Why do they want to keep this information indefinitely?
posted by boneybaloney
on Oct 30, 2001 -
Nurses have to be virgins.
Turkey's health minister says high school girls studying to be nurses must be virgins and the virginity tests he is authorizing will protect the nation's youth from prostitution and underage sex.
posted by nonharmful
on Jul 20, 2001 -
Smashing Pumpkins encourage piracy
"The Smashing Pumpkins printed just 25 copies of their new album - but they've asked fans to make MP3s, please. Reportedy they're flipping the bird at their label, Virgin"
posted by dilok
on Sep 12, 2000 -