Megaupload founder to Hollywood: "I'm not your enemy"
Jul 19th, 2012
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Kim Dotcom, the founder of the Megaupload online file-sharing site embroiled in U.S. piracy and fraud investigations, on Thursday accused Hollywood of being frightened of the internet and lobbying the U.S. government to vilify him. In an open letter published in The Hollywood Reporter, Dotcom, a German national who wants to avoid extradition to the United States from New Zealand, argued he was looking for ways to improve online storage and privacy, while adding that he was not the enemy of the film industry. ... (Source: Reuters) -
LONDON (Reuters) - Italian fashion designer Ottavio Missoni, famous for his zig-zag patterns and the first to put bra-less models on the catwalk, died on Thursday aged 92, a spokeswoman for the family said. The one-time Olympic hurdler founded his fashion empire with his wife Rosita. It is now run by their three children and several grandchildren. ... [Full Article]
By Ira Teinowitz LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Harvey Weinstein's hopes of getting Congress to enact a royalty-based compensation system for movie clips played on the web so far appears to be a long shot. None of the movie industry trade associations are rushing to champion Weinstein's idea. "While Harvey's ideas are characteristi... [Full Article]
If you have suicidal Facebook tendencies - as in, you want off the social network but just can't bare to part with your photos, wall posts, and all those precious, precious likes - then you should probably try playing the new game Social Roulette. (Source: The Atlantic Wire)... [Full Article]