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4:30 AM ET, November 24, 2006

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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
U.S. Copyright Office issues new rights  —  NEW YORK - Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.  —  Other copyright exemptions approved by the Library of Congress …
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Mike / Techdirt:
DMCA Exemptions Announced; Nothing Much For Consumers  —  from the keep-on-trying dept  —  Every few years, the Copyright Office/Library of Congress is supposed to look at requested "exemptions" from the DMCA anti-circumvention rule, where people have presented evidence saying that the law is too onerous under certain circumstances.
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
PS3 broken straight out of the box  —  Punch Jump received their 20 GB Playstation 3 only to discover it has a malfunctioning disc feeder.  The sound that the Playstation 3 makes while attempting with absolute futility to consume the disc is what really makes this video pop. No launch …
Discussion: You NEWB and digg
Microsoft:
365 Days Later, Xbox 360 Unveils First Wave of TV Shows and Movies on Xbox Live  —  Xbox 360 offers the latest in entertainment options for everyone, from a library of 160 high- definition games expected by holiday to downloadable standard and high-definition TV shows and movies.
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
360 Movie and Show Prices Confirmed  —  Movies and TV are live.  —  High-def TV shows are 240 points ($3) and regular def shows are 160 points ($2).  High-def movies are 480 points ($6) and regular movies are 320 points ($4).  While classic movies (as in old ones) are 360 points ($4.50) …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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XBox 360 Video Store FAQ: How Long to Download a Movie?
Discussion: PVR Wire
Andy / BoydCreative:
Google Integrating Blog Posts Into Search Results  —  Google have been so busy releasing beta after beta for the last while that their raft of services are far from integrated.  Try logging into your AdSense account, dow't work.nload an advanced report and try to open it in Google Spreadsheets.
Newlaunches.com:
1000100101 Watch from TokyoFlash  —  Man and his machine have a unique bond.  I mean the more complicated the machine is the more attracted the men are to it.  Take a look at the 1000100101 Watch from TokyoFlash.  It's an interesting watch, cause the time is read with the help of the LED lights.
Discussion: Digital World and Ubergizmo
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
Kevin Rose Admitting Digg Has Moderators  —  My attention was recently brought to this post on Digg.com which made it to the Digg front-page with only 1 Digg.  When users started to question how a story with one Digg could make it to the front-page, the following conversation with Kevin Rose ensued:
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
CNET News.com:
Mozilla's Firefox 2 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 are vulnerable to a flaw that could allow attackers to steal passwords.  —  Dubbed a reverse cross-site request, or RCSR, vulnerability by its discoverer, Robert Chapin, the flaw lets hackers compromise users' passwords and usernames by presenting them with a fake login form.
Discussion: Mashable! and Techdirt
Isen / isen.blog:
Breaching the Cellcos' Garden Wall  —  Bob Lucky likes to complain that his mobile phone (a) won't play self-generated ringtones (you have to buy them from the phone company), (b) won't upload pictures directly (you have to send them over the phone company's network) and (c) …
Raph Koster / VentureBeat:
Investing time and money in virtual worlds: Caveat Emptor  —  [We asked Raph Koster, an expert on virtual worlds, to comment on the recent controversy at Second Life.  He writes a popular blog at http://www.raphkoster.com]  —  In the last month something happened that shook the world to its core.
Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
MacBook Marionette  —  Most puppets scare me.  Horrid little creatures, only coming alive when controlled by some being of perceived omnipotence manipulating every aspect of their pathetic little lives.  But enough about my puppet paranoia, and on to this awesome hack.  Some cunning (and brave!
Kamil / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
iAdware  —  We recently received a proof-of-concept sample of an adware program.  Normally that wouldn't be worth blogging about, but in this case it's for Mac OS X. In theory, this program could be silently installed to your User account and hooked to each application you use... and it doesn't require Administrator rights to do so.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Vodafone's Social Connections  —  The wireless giant is in talks to give its customers access to social-networking services with their phones  —  Wireless-phone giant Vodafone (VOD) will let customers use their mobile phones to gain access to online social networking services, BusinessWeek.com has learned.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
4GB iriver clix now available  —  As expected, the caps-averse iriver has finally pushed its new 4GB clix portable media player out the door, with only $200 separating it from iriver and you.  The specs, in case you missed them, include a 2.2-inch QVGA display, built-in FM tuner, voice recorder …
Discussion: digg
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
Sundance Winner 'The Corporation' Released for Free on BitTorrent  —  The award winning Canadian documentary 'The Corporation' has been released on BitTorrent for free.  Filmmaker Mark Achbar just released an updated "official" torrent of it.  Everyone is free to download, watch, discuss, and share it.
 
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Buffalo's WSKP-G brings Skype on-the-go for about $200
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Panasonic's Words Gear gets official launch and price
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Kotaku:
Analyst: Initial PS3 Shipment 125K to 175K
Discussion: I4U News
Frank Rose / Wired News:
Commercial Break … The thinking went something like this …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Remote Control Mail: Check Your Postal Mail on the Web
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