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Feds: This N.C. man made $1.3M from illegal DVDs



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A North Carolina man has been sentenced in a counterfeit DVD trafficking scheme.

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Workers strike at Vietnamese factory used by Adidas



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Workers at a Vietnamese contract factory owned by a company that makes shoes for Adidas

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RadioShack agrees to temporarily hold off on offering up its customer data



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RadioShack has agreed to table the offering of its customer data.

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‘Avengers’ 3D Firm Brings Patent Lawsuit Against ‘Divergent’ 3D Firm

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The conversion of 2D images to 3D continues to provoke litigation in the fourth dimension as a subsidiary of Prime Focus World has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Legend3D.

AMC Can’t Escape Antitrust Lawsuit Over Distribution of Studio Movies

In the complaint, Prime Focus counts among its successes doing conversion work for Guardians of the Galaxy, Gravity, and Noah; winning an Oscar for visual effects on Interstellar; and being given conversion work on the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Meanwhile, Legend3D touts doing 3D work for such films as

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Producer Wins Appeal Over Fake $300-Million Film Financing Deal

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It’s every producer’s nightmare. At the end of 2010, Steven Kaplan signed two deals for $300 million total from foreign investors to finance 10 films for his company Rainstorm. Then, Kaplan began developing projects with a group of filmmakers. But the investment deal fell through.

‘Avengers’ 3D Firm Brings Patent Lawsuit Against ‘Divergent’ 3D Firm

Kaplan later learned the foreign company, Fortnom, with which he’d dealt, didn’t exist. Ever since, he’s pursued the investors, Anthony Lombard-Knight and Jakob Kinde, who claimed to be Fortnom’s representatives in a legal conflict that spanned four

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This Man Is in Jail for Throwing a Banana Peel at Dave Chappelle

Christian Englander will forever be known as the man who threw a banana peel at Dave Chappelle and ended up behind bars. During Chappelle’s Monday-night concert in Santa Fe, N.M., Englander allegedly became upset after the comedian made fun of his companion. But instead of taking the jokes in stride, he launched a banana peel at Chappelle.

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‘Anti-Semitic’ Tweets or No, Comedy Central Will Stand by Trevor Noah

Foreign talk show hosts are hot right now. Graham Norton’s BBC America show is a domestic hit. John Oliver’s HBO series has been renewed and Craig Ferguson’s surly U.K. shtick was so popular that he was replaced with another Englishman, James Corden, last fall. However, unlike these other foreign hosts, Trevor Noah already has a huge global fan base, multiple, record-breaking comedy specials (including one in the U.S.), has been on the cover of Rolling Stone, and hosted his own talk show on South African television before being hired as a Daily Show contributor in December.

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President Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 Convicted of Drug Crimes

In 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against the lengthy sentences that people selling drugs received and on Tuesday, President Barack Obama commuted some 22 federal prisoners, some of whom were serving life in prison for drug distribution, backing a shift by the White House to reduce harsh penalties for nonviolent drug crimes.

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‘The Good Wife': Good Law?

The Good Wife: Good Law?

Episode Recap (Spoiler Alert!):

Alicia returns to her office to a rousing round of applause. Her office is filled with gifts that she can’t keep and campaign contributors with demands that she can’t please. James Castro, Guy Redmayne, and Lemond Bishop all want something from Alicia. She shoots all three down with a flat no, making them all very angry. Apparently, this is all wrong. According to Eli, “Absence of ‘yes’ times time equals no,” and it doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings. Who knew?

In

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Does Your Small Business Need Earthquake Insurance?

Is your business is located in California, Ohio, Oregon, Alaska, or one of the other earthquake prone places? Do you have earthquake insurance?

Do you really need it?

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) predicts that a 6.7 magnitude earthquake will occur every 6.3 years in California. The Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994 was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. It lasted 10 seconds. The quake killed 57 people, injured 9,000 people, and displaced over 125,000 people. At final count, 82,000 residential and commercial units were destroyed. It caused $20 billion in damages, and $49 billion in economic loss. Earthquake insurance claims were far greater than expected, over $12 billion.

Can you afford an earthquake without earthquake

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