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[News] Censorship Courtesy of Olympic Web Cops

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Vanoc says new Lululemon clothing line violates Olympic 'sportsmanship'

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| Vancouver Olympic officials say they're 
| disappointed with yoga-wear retailer 
| Lululemon over the chain's alleged attempt 
| to profit from the Games without being an 
| official sponsor.
| Lululemon launched a clothing line this week 
| called its "Cool Sporting Event That Takes 
| Place in British Columbia Between 2009 and 
| 2011 Edition."


Vancouver Olympics Unhappy With 'Cool Sporting Event That Takes Place in British Columbia Between 2009 and 2011 Edition' Slogan

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| But, of course, that's not what's going on 
| here at all. They're not trying to profit 
| off of the Olympic Games. They're trying to 
| profit off of the ridiculous free speech 
| restrictions put in place by the Olympics 
| for no good reason. 


European Court of Human Rights Says Media Can Protect Anonymous Sources

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| The European Court of Human Rights has ruled 
| in favor of the media on the issue of the 
| protection of journalists' sources. The 
| Financial Times, the Independent, the 
| Guardian, the Times, and Reuters had 
| appealed a British court ruling that they 
| turn over documents to a Belgian firm, 
| alleging that to do so would have allowed 
| the firm to identify an anonymous source. 
| The ECHR ruled that handing over the 
| documents would violate Article 10 of the 
| European Convention of Human Rights (freedom 
| of expression). 



Vancouver orders removal of anti-Olympic mural

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| The city of Vancouver has ordered the removal
| of a mural hanging outside a Downtown
| Eastside gallery depicting the Olympic rings
| as four sad faces and one smiley face.
| The gallery says in 10 years, it has never
| before been asked to remove any work.
| The city issued the order under its graffiti
| bylaw, but it comes in the wake of a debate
| over a controversial city sign bylaw that
| opponents feared would allow officials to
| stifle anti-Olympic expression.


Olympics Online, With a Hook

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| But for many industry executives who compete with Microsoft, the worldâs
| largest software company, the Silverlight strategy recalls a federal
| antitrust case in which Microsoft was found guilty of using its market muscle
| to stifle competition from the Web.


An Update on the International Olympic Committeeâs Threatening Letter to Flickr User Richard Giles

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| Among other things, the IOC noted that
| âany reproduction and distribution of
| images of the Olympic Games and IOC
| identifications by any means, including
| over the World Wide Web, without the
| consent of the IOC is unauthorized.â They
| further claimed ownership over the Olympic
| rings and actually over the word
| âOlympics,â itself. Perhaps most offensive
| to me personally, the IOC had written in
| their heavy handed letter to Giles that
| any images of the Olympic Games actually
| âbelongedâ to the IOC.

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