Whispers and Warnings For 12/09/2015

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This angered me!
Norway newspaper: Father Christmas ‘dead’
“Children can rest assured that Santa Claus is alive and well, after Norway’s largest newspaper apologised Friday for announcing that he had died at the age of 227.”

This lawsuit was RIDICULOUS!
Appeals Court Sides With Google In Battle Over ‘Fraudulent’ Search Listings
“Siding with Google, a federal appellate court has refused to revive a lawsuit by a locksmith owner who blamed the search company for a decline in his business.”

A despicable industry!
Pirate research-paper sites play hide-and-seek with publishers
“Operators of Internet repositories that provide illicit free access to millions of research papers seem determined to keep up their services, despite being barred by an injunction.”

Another ridiculous lawsuit.
Facebook link, ‘Like’ not defamation
“A person who posted a link on her Facebook page and ‘liked’ the post on her own page cannot be held liable for publishing allegedly defamatory content, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled. ‘[Ms.] Holtzhafer, by providing a link to the challenged posting, without reiterating the content of that posting did not initiate a republication…