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Congress tears Media Giants' hearts out

Washington Roundup A fine bill called the Music Online Competition Act (MOCA) was introduced by US Representatives Richard Boucher (Democrat, Virginia) and Christopher Cannon (Republican, Utah) in the House Thursday. If passed, it would tear the hearts out of Media Giants by granting certain copyright exemptions to on-line music distributors, and by applying the principles of the Sony Decision to music purchased in digital format via the Internet.
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Ballmer's screen test for Planet of the Apes

We find it hard to believe that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer failed to get a major part in simian costume for Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes with this command performance... ®