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The Little Women and Black Widow actress joins the project to adapt this science fiction story for the streaming platform as the protagonist and producer. Photo: AP.

February 12, 2021 4:15 PM

The actress of Little Women Y Black Widow joins the project of the adaptation of this science fiction story for the streaming platform as protagonist and producer.

The film is a science fiction drama that begins when in court, the one who was a robotic “companion doll” kills her owner and then shocks the world by stating that she is not guilty and asking for a lawyer. It is inspired by the Elizabeth Bear story of the same name, which has elements of both the classic courtroom drama and science fiction.

Insiders close to the project pointed out to Deadline that the project has no green light at this time, as the script has yet to be written and a director has yet to be attached. The scriptwriter will be the acclaimed Vanessa Taylor, for her work on the script of The shape of water.

Experts go on to add that the package attracted the interest of a total of four bidders that included multiple studios and another streaming platform, with Apple TV + emerging as the winner earlier this week.

Florence Pugh has quickly become one of Hollywood’s rising young stars, grabbing the ranks of leading men after her starring role in Midsummer and his Oscar-nominated role in Little Women. Soon to premiere Black Widow Marvel, and recently began production as the female lead of Don’t Worry Darling Directed by Olivia Wilde. He also joined the cast to star in the adaptation of The Maid in Universal.

February 5, 2021 11:00

The number of new podcasts rose sharply in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a company that monitors downloads as listeners around the world adjusted to new habits during the pandemic.

According to the New York-based company Chartable, a total of 885,262 new podcasts were launched in 2020, almost three times the 318,517 published a year earlier. During the first quarantines in March and April, Chartable said downloads fell as users’ routines and commutes were disrupted.

“However, it all came back quickly as people developed new routines for their confinement,” the company said on its blog. Almost 30% of new podcasts have only an episode or two, a sign that content creators were testing the medium. But almost a quarter of the podcasts that started in 2021 have already published more than 10 episodes. “That adds up to more than 200,000 new podcasts with the ability to last,” he said.

Educational podcasts (133,107) dominated the list of genres on offer, followed by culture and society (121,556) and those dedicated to the arts (94,360).

Apple’s podcast platform lost ground, dropping from 42.7% of business to 37.8%, as users increased in markets outside the United States, where Android phones tend to dominate. At the same time, Spotify, which invested heavily in podcasts, saw its audience grow steadily. Ad revenue also grew, with 160 new advertisers switching to podcasts each week.

Source: AFP.

Judge Rodney Smith found that Apple did not show a legal basis to protect its entire iOS operating system from security researchers. Photo: Archive.

December 29, 2020 8:26 PM

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed computer giant Apple’s copyright infringement lawsuit against cybersecurity startup Corellium, in a case that could have implications for investigators finding bugs and software vulnerabilities.

Judge Rodney Smith found that Apple did not show a legal basis to protect its entire iOS operating system from security researchers.

Apple sued the Florida-based startup in 2019 alleging that its “virtualization” of iOS software constituted a copyright infringement.

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But the judge ruled that Corellium’s work, which is designed to find holes in the safety net for such software, was a “fair use” of copyrighted material.

“Since the infancy of copyright protection, courts have recognized that some fair use opportunity of copyrighted materials is necessary to fulfill the copyright purpose of promoting ‘the advancement of science and the useful arts, ‘”Smith justified.

“There is evidence in the record to support Corellium’s position that its product is intended for security research and, as Apple admits, can be used for security research. In addition, Apple itself would have used the product for internal tests if it had acquired the company, “he remarked.

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The ruling, if upheld, represents a victory for security researchers as they could face civil or criminal penalties for reproducing copyrighted software as part of efforts to find vulnerabilities. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the case.

Source: AFP.

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