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Judge forces Perry to enforce energy efficiency standards, but Energy Star is probably dead

Judge forces Perry to enforce energy efficiency standards, but Energy Star is probably dead

Politics
There are things Donald Trump has done that seem petty and vindictive, then there are some that go beyond petty. They’re petty-plus. Super-spiteful and at the same time, deeply, deeply picayune. Things like killing the Energy-Star program.  Trump’s budget would get rid of Energy Star. The government labeling program for energy-efficient appliances and consumer products is on the chopping block as the president tries to slash spending so he can steer $54 billion more a year to the military. It’s not that the Energy-Star program isn’t important—it has saved American consumers over $430 billion in electrical expenses, while cutting back on the pollution that energy would use. But it’s not really the program costs that Trump is after. The whole Energy Star program operates on less than $50
Federal judge rules that embedded tweets can represent copyright infringement

Federal judge rules that embedded tweets can represent copyright infringement

Breaking News
 A recent ruling by a New York federal judge could have significant implications for how copyright laws are enforced. The ruling was made in a case where Justin Goldman accused publications including Breitbart, Time, Yahoo, Vox Media, and the Boston Globe of violating his copyright by embedding tweets with his photo of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Broady into their stories. Goldman… Read More