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For Better or For Worse
22 April 2011
Has the Bengal
eaten any of that meat yet?
George Olesen and Graham Nolan Created
by Lee Falk
Pirates Will Always Win
The New York Times
By NICK BILTON
online piracy is like playing the world’s largest game of Whac-A-Mole.
Hit one, countless others appear. Quickly. And the mallet is heavy and slow.
Take as an example YouTube, where the Recording Industry Association of America
almost rules with an iron fist, but doesn’t, because of deceptions like the one
involving a cat.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, offers a free tool to the movie studios and
television networks called Content ID. When a studio legitimately uploads a clip
from a copyrighted film to YouTube, the Google tool automatically finds and
blocks copies of the product.
To get around this roadblock, some YouTube users started placing copyrighted
videos inside a still photo of a cat that appears to be watching an old JVC
television set. The Content ID algorithm has a difficult time seeing that the
video is violating any copyright rules; it just sees a cat watching TV.
Sure, it’s annoying for those who want to watch the video, but it works.
(Obviously, it’s more than annoying for the company whose product is being
Then there are those — possibly tens of millions of users, actually — who engage
in peer-to-peer file-sharing on the sites using the BitTorrent protocol.
Nick Bilton is
a technology columnist for The New York Times.
Internet Pirates Will Always Win, NYT, 4.8.2012,
A life-size nude by Lucian Freud of one of the world's most admired and
will go on sale next year.
Freud's Naked Portrait 2002 shows a pregnant Kate Moss draped over a bed, her
head resting lightly on her left arm. With rounded belly and a discreet little
fold of skin beneath her right breast, this is a magnificent, voluptuous,
flesh-and-blood Moss, hardly the wispy, ethereal creature
she often appears in
photographs. Her face recedes into the background and her calves are prominently
this is Moss as few have
The painting will form one of the highlights of the Postwar and Contemporary Art
sale at Christie's in London next February, where it is expected to fetch £2.5
to £3.5m. The most paid for a Freud was $5.8m (£3.2m) in New York in 1998 for
Large Interior W11.
Pilar Ordovas, an associate director of Christie's,
said that the fame of the
sitter affected the estimate only "up to a point".
"The most important thing is how strong the painting is," she said.
Moss is, with the exception of the Queen, the best-known person Freud
painted. He tends to steer clear of depicting those who model for a
living. He once
said, "They've grown another skin because they've been looked at so
Ms Ordovas said: "This is an important recent work by the artist, and it's very
interesting also for who the sitter is - Freud
hardly ever paints
professional models; the only other exception is Jerry Hall. In the
end, though, it's a wonderful painted portrait of a nude pregnant woman who
happens to be Kate Moss."
Freud did not finish the painting in time for his huge Tate retrospective in
2002, so the work has
barely been seen before. After
completion, it was sold to a private collector by the artist's New York dealer.
The British public will have a chance to see it for the first time at Christie's
in London from February 1.
£3m estimate on Freud
portrait of Kate Moss,
I want to
shows that mice live longer if they're half-starved.
There's no scientific proof
the regime works for humans - yet.
But around a thousand people, most of them
have drastically cut back on their calorie intake
in the hope of resisting
disease and beating the ageing process.
Peta Bee investigates
Headline and sub, G, 11.9.2004,
hate you people'
fury at mystery death
Mohammed Munim al-Izmerly's family
knew of his death was
when his battered
corpse turned up at Baghdad's morgue.
Attached to the zipped-up black US body
bag was a laconic note.
Headline, sub and §1,