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Yes. A Washington Post article (and interview with the Baker) includes a picture of the 2013 cake next to the 2017 cake. The Baker of the 2013 cake tweeted this comparison. According to the Post, Tiffany MacIsaac, owner of Washington’s Buttercream Bakeshop, which made the cake said: "the order came in while she was out of town and that the client had ...


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The claim is false. The soldier does not have evidence of unlicensed software. The claims are based entirely on photographs and witness statements from an anonymous source. There are a number of problems with the claim: The photos show computers which have not been activated. This is not the same thing as unlicensed. The US Army negotiates to license ...


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It all depends on what you mean by "own". The major issue is that of patents of individual genes, particularly in the United States. A study in 2005 published in Science suggested 20% of human gene DNA sequences were patented and that some genes were patented as many as 20 times. But (in theory at least) each patent is not of the gene itself, but of its ...


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Issue: Whether Personal computer games are being pirated between 85 to 90%? Evidence: Global Personal software piracy rate is measured at 38% in 2007, 41% in 2008, 43% in 2009 and 42% in 2011 by BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study. Piracy rate was higher for consumer software such as PC games and currently it stands at 57%. A hypothetical ...


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The company that makes Spam is called Hormel. I couldn't find any reference to them suing Hotmail, but around 2007 they did sue a company called Spam Arrest that made email filtering software, claiming their trademark was being infringed. They lost. Here is a story from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. There may have been other such lawsuits as well, but this ...


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This discussion on Reddit cites a comment by Falkvinge (couldn't find that comment itself) where he gives his source: You're right to ask for sources. One of the primary sources is a book in Swedish on the era of mercantilism on the Continent (meaning Europe). The original article in Swedish is here and there are lots of sources in the comments. Notably, ...


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According to a recent verdict of Bombay High Court, viewing/downloading copyrighted material from the internet is NOT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. Here is the article related to the verdict in The Times Of India. Justice Gautam Patel said, "The offence is not in viewing, but in making a prejudicial distribution, a public exhibition or letting for sale or hire ...


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Nate Eldredge's answer is pretty accurate so far; here are more details. The popular email service which was target by Hormel Foods Corp (HRL.N), owner of SPAM (food) is Spam Arrest LLC. Spam Arrest LLC, which is a provider of software and services aimed at stopping email spam, said it won a five-year legal battle against Hormel Foods Corp (HRL.N) to keep ...


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I don't know if this is related or partially answers your question, but there is a one-off tax on blank cassettes, CDs, mp3 players, mobile phones etc, which goes to the SUISA (the collecting society for Swiss songwriters, composers and music publishers), which if I understand/recall correctly was considered to be a pragmatic way to accommodate all sides. ...


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The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) can provide the figures for the number of member societies per country and their members. Typically a country will have a 'mechanical rights' and a 'performing rights' society collecting licence fees and distributing royalties. Some countries have joint societies or may be part ...


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