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Consumer Warning Network

During the boom, most mortgages were sold at least once. In the rush to turn them over quickly, many of the new lenders did not get the proper paperwork to show they own the note. This is the key to the "Produce-the-Note" strategy.

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Wired

Two weeks ago, the House sent the president the "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act," creating a cabinet-level copyright czar charged with implementing a nationwide plan to combat piracy and "report directly to the preside

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Slashdot.org

"The Canadian government is secretly negotiating to join the US and the EU in an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The agreement would give border guards the power to search iPods and cellphones for illegal downloads, as well as to force ISPs

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Newsfactor

U.S. District Court Judge Neil V. Wake has rejected the legal theory that the Recording Industry Association of America has used to attack P2P downloads. Jeffrey and Pamela Howell said their music copies were for personal use and they didn't know

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East Valley Tribune

But Councilman Bob Littlefield said it may be time for the city to cut its losses. "This case has been a disaster from day one," he said. "We’ve underestimated the cost of the land, the cost of the lawsuit — just about everything about

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CNN

You work hard, save, buy a house, pay it off, retire, but you really don't own your house. Economy turns bad, house values shoot up. Dollar value drops. Inflation. And you can't pay your property taxes. Work for gov't. for $7/ hour to pa

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LA Times / Tami Abdollah

The court ruled Monday that shopping malls cannot stop protesters from urging a boycott of the stores, even if the demonstrators are on mall property. [It's private property only in the sense that they get to pay property taxes on it.]

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The Agitator

Another broadly-written bill would expand asset forfeiture laws to include copyright violations. Scary passage summarized by CNET: "Any computer or network hardware used to 'facilitate' a copyright crime could be seized by the Justic

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dive into mark

If he lent her his computer, she might read his books. Aside from the fact that you could go to prison for many years for letting someone else read your books, the very idea shocked him at first. Like everyone, he had been taught since elementary sch

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davidharsanyi.com

Using an “adverse possession” common law, a former judge, mayor and city council member in Boulder, Colorado, named Richard McLean, seized a couple’s land after developing an “emotional attachment” to it...And that’s all he needed.

MOBILE, Ala) October 15 -- An 81-year-old woman may just look defenseless, but when Ethel Sanders heard a noise at the back of her house, she stopped thinking about the constant dull ache in her knees.

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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KIMM R. MONTONE

West Scranton woman faces up to 90 days in jail for swearing at a backed up toilet. Her own toilet. In her home.

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Daily Telegraph

Ten white farmers appeared in court in Zimbabwe yesterday accused of growing crops on their land — in a country where millions of people will need food aid within the next few months

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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