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The U.S. Court Case That Made Movie Theater Concessions So Expensive

In 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of movie theaters and cease other non-competitive practices, with U.S. v. Paramount Pictures, et al., the Court opened the movie industry to independent [...]

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Why the police shouldn’t be allowed to search your smartphone without a warrant

California police officer Sean Harrington has been charged with sending nude photos from at least two suspects’ smartphones to himself, CNET reports, with as many as six photos taken in total. (Harrington was a cop when he forwarded the photographs, but he has since left the force.) His coworkers who also received the images haven’t [...]

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