Peter Kafka

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Google Gets a Copyright Pro

High-profile technology attorney Fred von Lohmann is reportedly leaving the Electronic Frontier Foundation and heading to Google. He’ll be the search giant’s new senior copyright counsel, CNET reports.

No confirmation from Google (GOOG) yet. But assuming this is a done deal, it’s a big one in the intellectual property world: Von Lohmann has been a prominent advocate for tech companies in legal fights and is best known for backing the likes of YouTube, LimeWire and Grokster in their battles with copyright owners.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus