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“The Huffington bloggers have essentially been turned into modern-day slaves on Arianna Huffington’s plantation. It’s very important to understand the hypocrisy here. We are going to make Arianna Huffington a pariah in the progressive community.”The Huffington Post has become an attractive target for people seeking compensation for unpaid blogging after AOL purchased the site for $315 million earlier this year in a deal which "enriched Ms Huffington and many of her business partners, much to the dismay of people who had worked for the site when it was just a start-up". This old Kat met Arianna in their student days when she was active in the Cambridge Union; he suspects that she is one of the few people upon which he failed to make any impression whatsoever.
this link to the news that a new BBC dramaticisation of John Braine's classic 1950s novel, Room at the Top, has been pulled following the sudden discovery of an unspecified but definitely embarrassing copyright problem. The IPKat is naturally sympathetic to not only the programme's producers and cast but also to the great British viewing public which will be deprived of the chance to meet one of the least pleasant characters in British postwar fiction, Joe Lampton. However, he couldn't resist the chance to comment that pulling this programme is a no-Brainer ... Merpel adds, there might be an orphan work issue, seeing as Joe Lampton was an orphan.
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Macedonia is best known?
The May 2011 INTA Special issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) is now available online. You can read the editorial here in full.