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Why you need to watermark your images.

There was a Pinterest “Similar Pins” email in my inbox. I saw a photo that looked similar to one of my photos I had published on one of my sites. I double checked and sure enough, someone had stolen my photo and used it on another site. Worse yet, the original site had been taken over by a spammer.

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Couple charged $350 by a motel for leaving a bad review on Google.

A couple stayed in a motel and were not happy with the accommodations. They left a bad one star review on Google. The motel had a clause buried on page 2 of 7 in their online agreement that posting bad reviews would result in a $350 dollar charge.

An article goes on to say that there is now a lawsuit filed by the couple against the owner. Actually it’s against the old owner as the motel has been sold since.

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Be Careful what you post

There is a story about a couple who were accused of sexual crimes. They were found not guilty. However, a lot of people were posting in Topix about it.

The couple is now suing almost 200 of the posters for defamation. The court has ordered Topix to release identifying information about the posters.

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Target loses disability lawsuit

First of all, let me say I can sympathize with persons with disabilities. I’ve had firsthand experience. HOWEVER, the lawsuit against Target Online and the settlement defies any logic or reason. To sum it up, some guy who was visually impaired could not easily purchase things online from Target. Sooooo. rather than try to get a friend or social worker to help, he hires Dewey Cheetum and Howe, ambulance ch… er I mean trial lawyers to file a multi million dollar lawsuit against Target.

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Irony Defined – Liberal Huffpost hires Riaa CEO and then hijacks artist’s work

Liberals – Gotta love them.

First of all, the Huffington Post hired Hilary Rosen, a former CEO of RIAA, as their ‘political director’. RIAA has been employing draconian methods aimed at trying to ‘prevent piracy’ such as filing hundred thousand dollar lawsuits against Harlem grandmothers who don’t even own a computer. (huffpost puffpeice on rosen)

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New Laptop Hard Drive Crash and Burn

My 5 month old HP Pavillion dx6000 just had a hard drive crash the other day. The good news is that I don’t store data on that machine so nothing was really lost.

A call to HPs tech support got immediate results. Within a half hour, they had run through the diagnostics and set up shipping of a replacement HD and recovery CD.

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Patrick Murphy D-PA votes for forfieture of your home if your kids download music

Patrick Murphy, Democrat of Pennsylvania has voted AYE on a House bill that would essentially allow the government to confiscate your home if your kids download a couple of songs.

Yep, you got that right. If your 12 year old downloads a couple of songs, you can lose everything. If one of your kid’s friends comes over regularly and uses your wifi, some bloated pig like Michael Moore can start procceedings that will throw you out on the street and cause you to lose your medical coverage and leave you penniless.

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