Hurt Locker To Hurt Illegal Downloaders

May 13, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Putting A Hurt On Illegal Downloaders: The producers of the Hurt Locker are working directly with the US Copyright Group in an effort to sue “tens of thousands” of people who illegally downloaded the film online. The Hurt Locker, which won an Oscar for Best Picture, only earned $16 million at the Box Office, but it was illegally downloaded over 10 million times. Ouch!

FBI Looking At Big Brother Penn: The FBI is investigating footage illegally taken by a Pennysylvania school system through laptops it issued to students. If you remember, the webcams on the laptops were activated remotely by the school system and basically spied on the kids. This is should make a very interesting lawsuit.

3D Football, um … Soccer: Soccer fans rejoice. Comcast will begin broadcasting ESPN 3D in time for the World Cup. Don’t’ forget your 3D television and glasses for everyone. What could be more fun than soccer in 3D.

Today’s Video — Shelly Palmer Talks Discusses Teenage Sexting

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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