News snippets

Published: Wednesday 31 October 2007

>> Conservationists have started a signature campaign to draw attention towards an amphibian crisis. Though amphibians are threatened globally, they are specially talking about India.

>> A court in Minnesota, US, has ordered a woman to pay US $222,000 in damages for illegally file-sharing music. The jury ordered Jammie Thomas to pay for offering to share 24 specific songs online. Thomas, who denied the charges, was the first person accused of illegal file-sharing who decided to fight the case in court. Her lawyer said, "She lives from pay cheque to pay cheque and now all of a sudden she could get a quarter of her pay garnished for the rest of her life."

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