Tuesday News: Sony wants leaks plugged, Stephenie Meyer’s fan fiction project, the DRMd litter box, and the value of strong female protagonists
The threat was made in a letter sent by Sony lawyer David Boies to VIjaya Gadde, Twitter’s general counsel, and conveyed that the company would “hold Twitter responsible for any damage or loss arising” from the use or continued dissemination of the stolen information. In the letter — which was similar to one sent to publications including The Verge last week — Boies said that his client “does not consent to Twitter’s or any Twitter account holder’s possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading, or making any use of the Stolen Information,” and that Sony requests Twitter’s cooperation in suspending any accounts found to be sharing the leaked data. –The Verge
The short film series, called “The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga,’ ” has the backing of Women in Film, an organization devoted in part to ending a shortage of female directors. While not overtly championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, the initiative could be viewed in the context of her “Lean In” efforts to empower women in the workplace.
A group of female panelists, including the “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart and Ms. Meyer, will select the winning shorts and mentor participants, Lions Gate said. Other panelists include the actresses Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer and Julie Bowen; Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” movie; the film producer Cathy Schulman; and Jennifer Lee, who co-directed “Frozen.” –New York Times and Stephenie Meyer
Seriously CatGenie, you added fairly sophisticated DRM to a litter box? I’m a tad hurt you spent my money on building in a restriction instead of figuring out how to avoid constantly cooking poop.
This made me realize that I don’t actually own a CatGenie, I’m renting it. Though I paid for it, I have to pay per use yet I’m still responsible for all repairs until it craps out and I have to get another one. A tad disheartening. –Medium – Jorge Lopez
“We have a deal,” he said. “She texts me from her mom or dad’s phone with a book or comic book request. I drop whatever I’m doing and order it for her online immediately. I do not censor her choices. If she wants to read it, then I want to buy it for her.”
“I’ve worked tirelessly to instill a love of fantasy and science fiction in her, raising her on everything from Wonder Woman and Captain America to Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter,” he added. –Huffington Post