Technology

3:33am

Wed March 20, 2013
Planet Money

Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s?

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Brenda Chase Newsmakers

Say you buy a textbook in another country, where textbooks are cheap. Then you bring the book back to the U.S. and sell it at a profit. Did you break the law?

No, you didn't. In a ruling that came down yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a student who had his friends and relatives buy textbooks in Thailand which he later re-sold in the U.S. on eBay.

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11:23am

Mon March 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Lets $222,000 Verdict In File-Sharing Case Stand

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 1:01 pm

Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Brainerd, Minn., in 2007.
Julia Cheng AP

The first person to challenge a file-sharing lawsuit brought by the Recording Industry Association of America has reached the end of the line.

Without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear Jammie Thomas-Rasset's appeal, which means the $222,000 verdict against her stands.

Thomas-Rasset was convicted of sharing 24 songs on the peer-to-peer service Kazaa. She was arguing that the amount in question was excessive.

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2:21pm

Sun March 17, 2013
Digital Life

Seniors Flirt With AARP's Online Dating Service

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 5:48 pm

HowAboutWe

Here's the plan: Find someone, get married, grow old together. But what if you've done that, and suddenly you find yourself back at square one?

For those 50 and older, AARP is helping to find that special someone.

"I never expected to be single and 50," says Dina Mande of Santa Monica, Calif., a frequent user of the site.

Mande met a younger man and was happily married for seven years when, out of the blue, she says, she was divorced and back in the dating pool. Now she wants to try dating men her own age.

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6:36am

Sat March 16, 2013
All Tech Considered

'Keep Google Reader Running' Petition Hits 100K; Fans Audition Replacements

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 4:27 pm

Google's announcement this week that it would discontinue its Reader after the end of June has left loyal users angry — and scrambling for replacements.
NPR

Google's announcement this week that it will kill its Reader product on July 1 prompted moans of despair from those who rely on the free RSS service to monitor headlines. To illustrate the level of dependency they've come to feel, some are comparing the move to Google abandoning search.

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3:55pm

Thu March 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Reuters Journalist Charged With 'Conspiring' With Anonymous

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 2:11 pm

The Twitter account of Matthew Keys.
Twitter

The Reuters journalist Matthew Keys — whom many know by his Twitter handle @TheMatthewKeys — was indicted today for allegedly "conspiring with members of the hacker group 'Anonymous' to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website."

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