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10:15 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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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Copyright Office rules that consumers can legally unlock cellphones  —  Looking for a reason to be thankful today (besides the fact that Engadget writers snubbed their families in order to toil through the holiday and bring you your daily dose of gadget news)?
Mike / Techdirt:   DMCA Exemptions Announced; Nothing Much For Consumers
Ryan Garside / bit-tech.net:
Thieves pinch £750,000 Xbox 360 shipment  —  A lorry, containing £750,000 worth of Xbox 360s, has been hijacked by thieves near a depot in Staffordshire.  —  The robbery, no doubt inspired by the oncoming Christmas rush, is the second in a week.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Kotaku and digg
Reuters:
Google sued by film producer  —  French movie studio alleges that world's top search engine distributed its film online for free.  —  PARIS (Reuters) — The producer of "The World According to Bush" has taken legal action against Google for distributing the film for free …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and HipMojo.com
BBC:
Ban on MP3 transmitters is lifted  —  Ofcom is legalising the use of FM transmitters that allow iPods and other MP3 players to play through car radios.  —  The use of devices, such as Griffin's "iTrip", was banned in the UK as their transmissions can interfere with broadcasts by legal radio stations.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Slashdot
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.
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.
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
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
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
Discussion: Gizmodo and PVR Wire
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) …
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Cogmap - The Wikipedia of Organization Charts?  —  Cogmap is an interesting site that takes organization charts to a whole new level.  Claiming itself to be the "Wikipedia of organization charts," anyone can freely view, edit, and maintain corporate structures online.
Discussion: Download Squad
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
Google Blogoscoped:
Several Indented Result Snippets  —  Bug or feature?  Searching for get fuzzy, Google was just showing me 3 indented result snippets in a row, one from comics.com and two from news.yahoo.com.  Usually, Google will only indent a snippet if it belongs to the domain one snippet above …
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
 
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Ogle Earth:
Google Earth improves height mesh, updates imagery in time for Thanksgiving
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Regine / we make money not art:
Wearable fruit fly farm
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Animated Short Films on AniBoom
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com:
Top 10 Web 2.0 Girl Geeks?
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Buffalo's WSKP-G brings Skype on-the-go for about $200
Discussion: VoIP Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
4GB iriver clix now available
Discussion: digg
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Panasonic's Words Gear gets official launch and price
Discussion: TeleRead
Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
MacBook Marionette
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
Sundance Winner 'The Corporation' Released for Free on BitTorrent