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2:30 PM ET, December 11, 2011

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Andy Baio / Waxy.org:
No Copyright Intended  —  On October 26, a YouTube user named crimewriter95 posted a full-length version of Pulp Fiction, rearranged in chronological order.  —  A couple things struck me about this video.  —  First, I'm surprised that a full-length, 2.5-hour very slight remix of a popular film …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Shockingly Unshocking: Two Congressional Staffers Who Helped Write SOPA/PIPA Become Entertainment Industry Lobbyists  —  Two high level Congressional staffers who have been instrumental in creating or moving forward both PROTECT IP (PIPA) and SOPA have left their jobs on Capitol Hill …
Discussion: The Politico, Boing Boing and Slashdot
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Louis C.K. Doesn't Get Torrents, But Gets Distribution  —  Stand-up comedian Louis C.K is selling a direct download of his show at the Beacon Theater for 5 dollars.  No DRM, no forced email spam, no expensive middle-man - just value for value.  That's how easy and convenient video distribution …
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Falcone's LightSquared Said to Disrupt 75% of GPS in Tests  —  Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) — Philip Falcone's proposed LightSquared Inc. wireless service caused interference to 75 percent of global-positioning system receivers examined in a U.S. government test, according to a draft summary of results.
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Browser Study Sheds Light On Firefox's Insecurity (And Google Approves This Message)  —  Illustration by Galit Weisberg.  Click on the image to see his original.  —  Updated with a response from Mozilla.  —  When Google funds a study on browser security and allows it to be published …
Shan Li / Los Angeles Times:
Furor surrounds Amazon's price-comparison app  —  Retailers and a senator denounce a one-day promotional offer that will give discounts to Amazon customers who use the Price Check app while browsing at physical stores.  —  Amazon's Price Check app has users identify a product by scanning its bar code …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Made A Deal With The Devil (No, Worse: A Patent Troll)  —  Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching (or squeezing money out of) manufacturers of devices running Android.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Slipstream: Bill Would Let Video Consumers Disclose All Their Choices  —  IF Netflix has its way, Facebook members in the United States may soon be able to see which of their friends and family members have just video-streamed “Paranormal Activity” or “Boys Don't Cry.”
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
India's pre-screening censorship plan may have been misreported after all  —  It has been quite a week for social media in India.  Monday saw the New York Times reveal that the country's acting telecom ministry, Kapil Sibal, was seeking to pre-screen social media content in the country …
Discussion: NDTV, Global Voices and India IT Blog
John Callaham / Neowin.net:
1.7 million Xbox 360s sold in the US in November  —  Xbox 360 hardware units went through the roof in November 2011, according to new figures from the NPD Group.  As posted on Microsoft's official blog, the company sold a whopping 1.7 million units of the game console in the US last month …
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft: NFC already supported in Windows Phone  —  Exclusive: ‘Exciting things coming through soon’  —  Microsoft has told TechRadar that its current Windows Phone 7.5 platform already supports Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, but no manufacturer has enabled it as yet.
 
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Eric Goldman / Techdirt:
The Good And The Bad Of The New OPEN Bill From Wyden And Issa
Discussion: WebProNews
The White House:
We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces $2 Billion in Resources to Support Job-Creating Startups
Discussion: Pulse2 and Business Week
Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
iPhone 4S Receives Network Access Permit, Set to Go On Sale in China This Month
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
MPAA Boss: If The Chinese Censor The Internet Without A Problem, Why Can't The US?
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
The Crunchpad is proof of obviousness in the iPad design
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and OSNews
Paul Miller / The Verge:
The condescending UI
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft releases Silverlight 5