Whispers and Warnings For 05/26/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 05/26/2016

$150 million reasons NOT to out a gay billionaire…
Hulk Hogan’s Sex Tape Lawsuit Reportedly Financed by Tech Billionaire
“Valleywag (a now defunct blog owned by Gawker) provoked Thiel’s ire by outing him as homosexual in 2007…”

£30,000 not to post libel on your blog…
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston wins libel damages from abusive fan
“Blackpool Football Club’s chairman Karl Oyston has won £30,000 in libel damages from an abusive fan who claimed Mr Oyston threatened him with a shotgun.”

If You Didn’t Buy It, Don’t Download It!
Online pirates could face 10-year sentence as UK plans to clamp down on illegal downloads
“In an attempt to clamp down on illegal downloads, the UK government is planning to introduce harsher sentences for online pirates. The new move comes in the wake of HBO sending out copyright infringement warnings to those who illegally download episodes of Game Of Thrones.”

You can’t profit from someone else’s characters without permission!
Star Trek fanfic creators must face CBS, Paramount copyright lawsuit
“On Monday, a Los Angeles-based US District Court judge ruled that Axanar Productions, a crowd-funded Star Trek fanfiction production company, would have to face a copyright infringement lawsuit (PDF) from CBS and Paramount, which own the rights to the Star Trek TV and film franchise.”

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