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  • Indian Copyright Bill Declares Private, Personal Copying “Fair Dealing”
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    asp7yxia writes “India’s new copyright bill sounds like a pretty good piece of work: it declares private, personal copying to be ‘fair dealing’ (like US fair use) and limits the prohibition on breaking DRM so that it’s only illegal to do so if you’re also violating copyright.”

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  • College Baseball Teams Go Crazy During Rain Delay [Video]
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    Acting out roller coaster rides, rock bands, the Shake Weight ad, INS checks and more during a rain delay on Friday. Enjoy the best four minutes of college baseball you’ll see all season, courtesy of Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic.

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  • Gaming the Score: Metacritic
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    We take a look at reviews aggregator Metacritic’s role in the video game industry, examine how that all might change in the near future, and talk to Metacritic founder and Games Editor Marc Doyle as well as game developers and PR representatives to share their thoughts on the website.

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  • Facebook’s bid to socialise the web
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    Facebook has replaced its Facebook Connect platform with a new set of social plugins which will dramatically expand its presence across the web.

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  • Seattle Hacker Catches Cops Who Hid Arrest Tapes
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    An anonymous reader writes “In 2008, the Seattle Police illegally arrested security consultant Eric Rachner for refusing to show ID. After Rachner filed a formal complaint, he was prosecuted for obstructing, and the police claimed that videos of the arrest were unavailable — until Rachner’s research uncovered proof that the police had the videos all along.” It’s an interesting story of how he figured out how the system in use by Seattle police (more…)