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Verizon Sells Tumblr, Still No Porn Though

Personal blogging social network Tumblr – a waning haven for artists and fandoms – will exit the portfolio of current owners Verizon and be parted off to Automattic Inc., owners of Wordpress, another blogging platform with social elements, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

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The Most Convoluted DMCA Takedown Request of All Time

Anti-Gay group Straight Pride UK is abusing the DMCA takedown process to censor work by a journalist. No surprise there — the DMCA is twisted for all kinds of dumb purposes. The inexplicable part? The hate group filed a takedown on... its own press release. How dare you say that we said the words that we wrote in a press release. Read More >>

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The Hugest, Most Verbose, and Least Grammatical Cache of Spam Comments, Ever

Cory Doctorow, co-editor of BoingBoing, hit the motherload of all spam motherloads this morning, when he woke up to find some nitwit had visited his personal WordPress site and dumped a giant, rambling post of every SEO spam comment in their database. Oops! Read More >>

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WordPress-Based Pirate Bay Proxy Terminated By Courts

Seems like everything the Pirate Bay touches turns to a court order, as an 'anti-censorship' plugin that turns blogs into proxy servers for the world's most notorious torrent site has been shut down. Read More >>