“Access to more than 280 ‘pirate’ websites has been restricted in Russia since the introduction of an amended copyright law in 2013. In addition to The Pirate Bay and giant Ukrainian file-hosting site EX.ua, streaming sites including Primewire are also affected. Next week rightholders will apply for leading local torrent site RUTracker to be blocked forever.”
Owner Chris Humphries told CTV Calgary the price for that many titles adds up, adding up to a loss of couple of thousand of dollars.
“There was some really cool comics that got stolen, that were written and created by people who are trying to make comics better,” he said. “The dollar value of the individual comics is not very high, actually I sell comics in this store here at the suggested U.S. retail price, so per comic it’s not very expensive, but they took a lot.”
*Picture taken from the source article
Since actor Leonard Nimoy’s pass away last Friday, some Canadian fans of Star Trek have ‘Spocked’ a couple of five dollar bills.
The bills portrais Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the fans have turned him into a Vulcan (character’s Spock’s race in the ‘STAR WARS’- movies) with the ears, haircut and eyebrown of a Vulcan, along with Spock’s catchline: ‘LIVE LONG AND PROSPER’.
Bank of Canada has admited that this is not illegal, but made the following statement:
“…However, there are important reasons why it should not be done. Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan. Markings on a note may also prevent it from being accepted in a transaction. Furthermore, the Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride.”
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