Brexit: Investigators probe online petition for second EU referendum, remove 77,000 fake signatures

An inquiry has been launched into an online petition calling for a second U.K. referendum on European Union membership, with investigators removing 77,000 fake signatures Sunday.

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SCOTUS Turns Its Back on Google Books Challenge


The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a petition to review a lower court decision allowing Google to scan and publish excerpts of copyright-protected books without asking for permission from the authors or paying them. The petition, filed at the end of last year, was the latest move in the Guild’s decade-long war with Google, which has maintained that its searchable digital books database is fair use and for the public benefit. The Supreme Court’s decision will harm authors, according to the Guild.

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Supreme Court Denial Closes Apple's E-Book Case


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied without comment Apple’s petition for a review of a lower court ruling that it engaged in price-fixing of e-books. The company must comply with a $450 million settlement it reached with 33 states and territories and a private class of e-book purchasers that, together with the U.S. Department of Justice, sued it over the issue. However, e-book purchasers who were overcharged won’t get their hands on any of the $450 million — most of them would be reimbursed through automatic credits at e-book retailers.

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Raging Redditors Roar for Pao's Resignation


More than 208,000 people have signed a petition calling on Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao to step down. Many Redditers fear Pao will run Reddit into the ground, the petition claims, noting that alternative sites have sprung up in recent months and received vast amounts of traffic. The immediate cause of the unrest was last week’s dismissal of Victoria Taylor, Reddit’s director of talent, who was responsible for 1,400 of its “Ask me Anything” interviews. Moderators of several hundred subreddits protested by taking their communities private.

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