Items tagged with Hope

Tide and their Loads of Hope campaign have reached out to us for help.  We, in turn, are reaching out to you, our readers.  Loads of Hope provides relief for disaster victims.  Here's the deal, it's a really short campaign.  In reality, Loads of Hope is a long-term relief effort, but this is a short, focused campaign to get as much "hope" washed over victims as we all can.  And yes, it is very short: it needs to be done before 9PM EDT.  That's not much time!Despite that, we know (?) we can count on you, our loyal readers, to help in a good cause.  So, what we want you to do is to go to this Tide site.  And what we, or really, Loads of Hope wants you to... Read more...
A bill to ratchet up the penalties for illegally copying and distributing copyrighted music and movies, or infringing on all sorts of other trademarks and service marks, has breezed though a House Committee. The bill would direct the Executive branch to create a department headed by an "Intellectual Property Czar" inside the Justice Department whose sole directive is to find and prosecute copyright infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement would also be increased dramatically, including confiscation of any equipment used for illegal downloading. Dude, you're not getting your Dell back. The bill was initially and vigorously opposed by some in the tech community, most notably William Patry,... Read more...
Sorry, Beatles fans: two sources are throwing cold water on rumors that Paul McCartney has sold the rights to the Beatles back catalog to iTunes.Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the joint venture owned by Sony and singer Michael Jackson, has thrown cold water on newspaper stories out of London that The Beatles catalog would soon be available on iTunes. A spokeswoman for Sony/ATV Music Publishing told CNET News.com that the reports are "untrue."Sony/ATV is a pretty good source. While EMI Group owns the recording rights to The Beatles catalog, Sony and Jackson own the rights to the vast majority of the catalog's publishing rights. Had a deal been cut, Sony/ATV would "absolutely be informed," the Sony/ATV... Read more...
If you're looking to buy some decent hardware, you can with the knowledge of your money going to a good cause. PimpRig has put up their custom machine on e-bay, with the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen foundation for Breast Cancer research. "Over the past 5 months our forum admin and the PimpRig community has been working on a mod project centered around the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness. The case is outfitted with some smokin' hardware including a Sapphire X800 GTO2 flashed to a X800 XT Platinum, a dual core Pentium, Corsair Pro RAM and alot of custom made, one of a kind items donated from companies like, Lian-Li, Hiper, VoyeurMods,... Read more...