SEC Network showcasing original and studio programming

2 days ago ESPN PR Photo: SEC Network Following a two-week 2019 football season takeover, SEC Network shifts the spotlight to SECN’s original and studio programming, including the return of live editions of The Paul Finebaum Show and a full marathon weekend of Saturdays in the South: A History of SEC Football and SEC Storied. In addition, the past few years of SEC postseason appearances, including bowl games and College Football Playoff action, will air Read more…

U.S. Court Of Appeals Hears Arguments That Lawsuit Against Disney For ‘Pirates’ Shouldn’t Have Been Dismissed

from the argh dept Back in 2019, we wrote about a lawsuit filed against Disney by two writers that pitched a piratey movie to the company. The writers’ screenplay about Davey Jones, they said, was so similar to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies so as to constitute copyright infringement. Much of this appeared to stem from the fact that the two writers had pitched the screenplay to Disney a few years before the Pirates Read more…

Harman’s new JBL Conceal loudspeakers virtually disappear into your walls

Harman Luxury Audio’s new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers, shipping in July, are major problem solvers. When building out an audio system for a home theater, the best way to get true surround sound is to strategically place discrete speakers around the room. If you or your spouse don’t find that approach aesthetically pleasing, the traditional solution has been to mount the speakers in the room’s walls and—for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X—in the ceiling. Until now, Read more…

SEC softball gearing up to compete in 2021 Olympics

1 day ago SEC Staff Photo: SEC Staff As the U.S. Olympic Softball Team is gearing up to compete in Tokyo in 2021, here is a look back at the collegiate careers of the former SEC student-athletes on the roster. Haylie McCleney – Alabama (2013-16) McCleney concluded her collegiate career at Alabama as the program’s all-time leader in batting average (.447), on base percentage (.569), walks (199) and triples (16). In the SEC Record Book, Read more…

Riley Cooper Is Why DeSean Jackson’s Situation Is Complicated For The Philadelphia Eagles

How the Eagles handled Riley Cooper’s (r.) use of the N-word will make their decision on DeSean Jackson’s anti-semitic social post complicated.Illustration: Getty (AP) DeSean Jackson crossed the line. What he did was hurtful and unacceptable. It was also stupid, given that the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver “unknowingly” posted anti-Semitic fake Hitler quotes while playing for a team that has a Jewish (Jeff Lurie) owner. Advertisement Jackson deserves a suspension and a hefty fine. If Read more…

Estate Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Alleges Copyright Infringement Over Sherlock’s Emotional Awakening

from the i’m-gonna-cry dept Let us do a little decuctive reasoning, shall we? Copyright law has a term length. While that term length has been extended to the point of near-bastardization, that copyright exists on a term at all leads any investigator to conclude that the makers of that law intended for copyright protections on a given work to come to an end. If distinct characters and settings are offered copyright protections, as they are, Read more…

Kitten Trapped in Pipe Brings Together a Crew of 22 in Dramatic Rescue

The cries of a kitten in distress led a woman named Katrina to search for a feline she couldn’t find. Standing in a west Phoenix strip center parking lot, Katrina ran to where she thought the sounds were coming from—behind a chain-link fence in an area that was cordoned off to the public. She couldn’t see the kitten, but the echoing sound of the cries led her to believe the kitten was stuck somewhere in Read more…

Sci-Hub Downloads Boost Article Citations — And Help Academic Publishers

from the time-to-drop-the-legal-threats dept Techdirt readers know that Sci-Hub is a site offering free online access to a large proportion of all the scientific research papers that have been published — at the time of writing, it claims to hold 82,605,245 of them. It’s an incredible resource, used by millions around the world. Those include students whose institutions can’t afford the often pricey journal subscriptions, but also many academics in well-funded universities, who do have Read more…

Amazon adds a hands-free mode to its Alexa app, sort of

Amazon has updated the Android and iOS versions of its Alexa app to eliminate the need to push a button to summon its digital assistant. Unfortunately for Alexa users, this update doesn’t erase the convenience advantage that Google Assistant and Siri have long offered on mobile devices. A simple utterance of “Hey Google” or “Hey Siri” will summon Google’s and Apple’s digital assistants respectively, even if your phone is locked (assuming you’ve set the appropriate Read more…

Catching up with football pioneer Jerry Witherspoon

3 hours ago South Carolina Athletics Photo: South Carolina Athletics The following story, written by Brad Muller, was originally published on gamecocksonline.com. As an offensive lineman, Jerry Witherspoon (1971-1974) didn’t have a lot of statistics for historians to follow, but he still holds a special place in South Carolina football history as the Gamecocks’ first black captain when he earned that honor as a senior in 1974. “It meant a lot,” the 66-year-old Witherspoon said. Read more…