Poetic Injustice: María Kodama vs. The Lit Scene

In 2010, María Kodama purchased the rights to her former husband’s complete works for a sum of two million euros. In 2011, her lawyer accused the writer Pablo Katchadjian of copyright infringement. The punishment: an order for seizure of assets valued at $80, and a possible prison sentence.

Billionaire Must Pay Sculptor for Unauthorized Copies, but He Gets to Keep Them

“[Olenicoff] would, of course, have to spend time, money, and effort in removing and replacing the sculptures if the injunction is granted,” the judge wrote in his decision, according to Courthouse News. “As for [Raimondi], he has already been compensated for the ongoing rights to display the sculptures. It is true that he must live with what amounts to a forced license, something that copyright law disfavors, but under the circumstances this hardship does not exceed [Olenicoff’s].” The decision, which forces Raimondi to accept that four sculptures made without his consent or involvement will hereafter be attributed to him, is unprecedented.

SexyCyborg goes Pentesting

I devised the Wu Ying Shoes (无影鞋)! – Penetration Testing Platform Heels! “Wu Ying” means “shadowless”, the name is from the folk hero Wong Fei Hung’s (黄飞鸿) famous “shadowless kick” (无影脚). Wong Fei Hung is from Foshan, which is my ancestral home as well as the ancestral home of Bruce Lee.

Why salad is so overrated

As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. Almonds, for their water use. Corn, for the monoculture. Beef, for its greenhouse gases. In each of those cases, there’s some truth in the finger-pointing, but none of them is a clear-cut villain.