According to a post at hollywoodreporter.com, Todd Blatt, a mechanical engineer from Baltimore, has come up with a revolutionary project that makes possible to physically recreate digital data.
Apparently, movie viewers will be given the chance to print out objects they see on screen simply using a 3D printer. However, movie studios are not very fond of the idea as Paramount has recently proven labeling such a project as “counterfeiting”.
The company recently sent out a cease-and-desist letter to the innovative engineer after he exposed his work on a movie prop website.
Obviously, the creator of such a product might run into trouble depending on how the technology is packaged. “Bring home a character from Transformers” might imply a false endorsement. “Look like Angelina Jolie” might constitute a violation of the actress’ publicity rights. But copyright? Is a physical re-creation of an object on-screen a derivative work?
Here’s another example of the technology — a video showing the re-creation of the extraterrestrial shapeshifting white cubes from the film Super 8. The object in question is now being packaged as a “super vibrating jewelry box” instead of “Super 8 Cubes.” Does that get it off the hook from any legal trouble?
Below we also posted the video in question:
About a week ago hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous united under a common agenda (fighting governments and fat cats) forming hacker collective AntiSec.
Now the new group has released a huge amount of sensitive data hacked from multiple governments but also from entertainment companies Universal Music Group and Viacom. The files were made available on file sharing platform The Pirate Bay on Tuesday.
Among the data leaked on TPB there was network data belonging to the governments of Zimbabwe, Australia and Anguilla and user names and passwords belonging to the Universal Music Group website and server information on TV giant Viacom.
CNET reports a message that accompanies the download package:
“This chest of booty may not be interesting for everyone, but rest assured: #AntiSec vessels are keeping lots of very valuable loot aboard; the crews are currently working hard to sort the loot in a way that even the lousy media sailboats are able to just grab it and sail away. You will be hearing very soon of us,”
A few days before the leak, LulzSec decided to disband the group after 50 days of nightmare for US Senate, the CIA and other organizations whose websites have been constantly hacked.
Earlier today new material has been uploaded onto The Pirate Bay exposing the Arizona police.
While initially, LulzSec leaked data about the Arizona Police, this second posting reveals that the AntiSec movement is capable of many surprises, and also capable of retaining from exposing all they can get their hands on at once. The message that accompanies the new dump reads:
Just when you thought it was over, we’re hitting the Arizona police state with our second round of attacks. In our first bulletin we dumped a treasure trove of secret law enforcement documents. In this second bulletin, we’re dumping booty pirated from a dozen Arizona police officer’s personal email accounts looking specifically for humiliating dirt. This leak has names, addresses, phone numbers, passwords, social security numbers, online dating account info, voicemails, chat logs, and seductive girlfriend pictures belonging to a dozen Arizona police officers. We found more internal police reports, cops forwarding racist chain emails, k9 drug unit cops who use percocets, and a convicted sex offender who was part of FOP Maricopa Lodge Five.
We also hit the AZDPS spokesperson Stephen Harrison who been bragging to the news about how they are upgrading their security and how they will catch the evil hackers who exposed them. Clearly not secure enough, because we owned his personal hotmail, facebook and match.com accounts and dumped all his personal details for the world to see. The same fate will meet anyone else who tries to paint us as terrorists in an Orwellian attempt to pass more pro-censorship or racial-profiling police state laws.
We also found details of Jeff Wilson, a former DPS officer and member of a Navajo tribe, planning on suing the department for racial discrimination charges. Amongst the civil rights violations occuring in AZDPS, Sgt. Jeff Eavenson and others were illegally issuing tickets to Navajos in AZ state court jurisdiction instead of tribal courts. When Jeff Wilson brought these charges up to the department, they punished him and pushed him out of the police force. We welcome Wilson’s attempts to expose his racist administrators and so we won’t we releasing his info.
Yes we’re aware that putting the pigs on blast puts risks their safety, those poor defenseless police officers who lock people up for decades, who get away with brutality and torture, who discriminate against people of color, who make and break their own laws as they see fit. We are making sure they experience just a taste of the same kind of violence and terror they dish out on an every day basis. Our advice to you is to quit while you still can and turn on your commanding officers before you end up in our cross hairs next, because we’re not stopping until every prisoner is freed and every prison is burned to the ground.
To other hackers: it’s time to set aside our differences and join the antisec popular front against the corrupt governments, corporations, militaries, and law enforcement of the world. We promise you much more bounty to come guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of all those who have hated the police. Unite and fight, for the flames of revolution burn bright!
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File-sharing and hosting service 4shared has released a new app addressed to iPhone/iPad users – 4shared Sync.
The new release allows users to access their accounts instantly and directly at 4shared.com. With 4shared Sync, users will also be able to take photos and capture videos and easily upload them directly to their 4shared accounts.
“Since iPhones’ and iPads’ popularity is constantly growing, 4shared Sync for iPhone/iPad is, definitely, a long-expected product,” said 4shared’s head of marketing Andrew Liulko. “We are very glad that those 4shared users, possessing an iPhone or an iPad, have finally received an opportunity to enjoy our services directly from their devices”.
4shared offers users 15 GB free storage space and allows uploading of files of up to 2 GB.
More features provided by 4shared Sync for iPhone/iPad:
1. Convenient file and folder management: users’ ability to create, rename and delete files and folders at their 4shared accounts directly from their iPhone/iPad.
2. A possibility to download files from users’ 4shared accounts directly on their iPhones/iPads for offline viewing.
3. An ability to share links to different files from users‘4shared accounts via E:.
4shared Sync for iPhone/iPad is available here.
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The file-sharing landscape has gone through many changes over the last few years, and one thing is certain – ups and downs, ins and outs, the phenomenon is here to stay, adapting, progressing, inspiring and making things go forward with one name always thriving – BitTorrent.
One example in this direction is FrostWire – taking over as the main file-sharing app using the Gnutella network after LimeWire’s fall last year, the resilient p2p client now decided it’s time to abandon Gnutella and go fully BitTorrent, a change that will increase significantly the latter’s community.
FrostWire announced that its upcoming 5.0 version will only support BitTorrent. The new release will allow users to search for files with the client. The latest beta build prompts search results from various BitTorrent sites among which isoHunt and BTJunkie.
FrostWire’s announcement as reported by TorrentFreak:
“We decided to go all out with BitTorrent and spend our time making FrostWire the best BitTorrent client out there, and not fighting the endless spam battle. There are many opportunities to take in the realm of legal file-sharing and social networking that you will see happen as FrostWire 5 keeps evolving.”
The team behind FrostWire added that they have “decided to listen to what’s happening in the p2p world and to make FrostWire a great BitTorrent client that makes BitTorrent easy to use.”
“The Gnutella Protocol is an amazing piece of technology, but one which the team is no longer interested in or capable of developing further.”
If you want to be a FrostWire 5 Beta Tester go here.
Anonymous has hit again. This time the target has been a US tourism website in Orlando, Florida (orlandofloridaguide.com) which the hacking group took down successfully. The website became a target due to the arrests of people offering food to the city’s homeless as part of their activity as members of the group Food not Bombs.
The digital activists have warned that the new “Operation Orlando” may include several other attacks. They also said that they will send emails to millions of people across the world asking them to not to choose Orlando as a travel destination.
“The row between the city of Orlando and the non-profit organisation Food Not Bombs started when the group began feeding homeless people in a park in the city’s downtown.”
“They did not obtain a permit to do so, a move which is required by law in Orlando.”
Last week we reported about the declaration of war hacking group Lulzsec together with Anonymous launched against all governments and corporations across the world.