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How Piracy Is Changing the Music Industry Landscape

Few would argue piracy is not changing the industry, but is it really killing it? (Magic Madzik, CC BY)
Few would argue piracy is not changing the industry, but is it really killing it? (Magic Madzik, CC BY)

While legal sales of recorded music continue to suffer from widespread music piracy, the popularity of live music appears to be enjoying an unprecedented boom,...

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Fake: ‘World’s Largest Oil Field Found Off Scottish Coast’

An article saying the “world’s largest oil field” was discovered off the Scottish coast is fake. It was published on noted satire website Daily Currant, but it confused many. “The largest oil field in the world was discovered yesterday …... Read More

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    So much for the Minnesota Vikings’ plan of Teddy Bridgewater learning behind Matt Cassel. The veteran quarterback fractured several bones in his left foot during... Read more

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    Facebook ‘To Begin Charging Users $2.99 / Month Starting November 1st’ Completely Fake; No Mark Zuckerberg Quotes

    An article saying Facebook will start charging $2.99 per month Nov. 1 is fake. It published on the National Report, a satirical website. “At a... Read more

  • FILE - This May 30, 2013 file photo shows then Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014 after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/File)

    Rachel Bradshaw: Rob Bironas’ Wife / Terry Bradshaw Daughter Mourning Titans Kicker’s Death

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers,... Read more

  • Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs-Tupac Shakur Hoax: Bad Boy CEO Diddy / Puff Daddy Arrested in 2pac Murder totally Fake (Update)

    An article saying Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested for the murder of Tupac Shakur 18 years ago is fake. Diddy wrote on Twitter: “Don’t say... Read more

  • Amber Rose: Photos of Her Going Viral on Twitter Are Old

    Alleged nude photos of Amber Rose, the model, are actually not new. The photos made their way onto Twitter on Saturday after photos of Kim Kardashian and Vanessa... Read more

  • Gabrielle Union arrives at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Gabrielle Union Photos: Leaked Pictures of Dwyane Wade’s Wife go Viral

    Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade, purportedly had nude photos of her leaked on Saturday. The photos appeared on 4chan and... Read more

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    Personal Security: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Data Breaches

      NEW YORK—Data breaches at retailers aren’t going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information... Read more

  • Writer George R.R. Martin attends HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' panel and Q&A during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    George R R Martin Birthday: Quotes, Facts, Blog, Net Worth of ‘A Game of Thrones’ Author

    George R R Martin will be celebrating his birthday on Saturday, September 20.  The famed sci-fi and fantasy author, whose hit series A Song of Fire... Read more

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    Who Has the World’s Largest Pokemon Collection?

    The person who owns the largest Pokemon collection in the world is Lisa Courtney from Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom.  Lisa Courtney knew she just had to... Read more

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    Derp Con 2014 Info: 5SOS Convention, USA Ryan Seacrest Twitter Contest Details, #SendMeToDerpConBecause

    Are you on Twitter and are wondering why people are asking to get sent to Derp Con?  Derp Con is fan convention held by Australian boy... Read more

  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

    Ray Rice Wife Janay Palmer Case: Is it Time for Roger Goodell to Say Something? (Column)

    Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice’s defense last... Read more

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    Netflix Movies Bankrupt Hoax: ‘Files For Bankruptcy, Claims They Can’t Compete With Piracy Industry’ Not Real

    An article saying Netflix has filed for bankruptcy due to the “piracy industry” isn’t real. It was published on “satirical” website Empire News a few... Read more

  • An article saying pineapple ciroc, the latest offering from Diddy (formerly known as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy), is being recalled because it has cocaine in it is fake. Diddy on what he says is the set of Downton Abbey. (Screenshot/Instagram)

    Sean Combs Hoax: Puff Daddy Arrested in Tupac Shakur Murder Totally Fake; P Diddy is OK

    An article posted a week ago has gone viral, saying Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested and charged with the murder of Tupac Shakur 18 years... Read more

  • Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is helped up after being sacked in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons: What Time is Bucs-Falcons Thursday Night Football Game? Live Stream, Updates, Live Score

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. TIME: 8:35 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 18. TV: CBS,  NFL NETWORK and DIRECTV:... Read more

  • In this Aug. 10, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston  searches for teammates to interview during NCAA college football media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston has made lewd comments about women and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he is deciding whether to bench the Seminoles' quarterback for his "derogatory" remarks. Several students tweeted Winston stood on campus Tuesday and shouted a lascivious comment that may have derived from an internet meme. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

    Jameis Winston Girlfriend: Breion Allen Makes Awesome 1-Handed Catch a Few Weeks Ago (Photos)

    Amid crude comments allegedly made by Jameis Winston this week, resulting in a half-game suspension, his girlfriend, Breion Allen, made an awesome football catch a... Read more

  • This March 21, 2012, photo shows Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaving 10 Downing Street in London, as he departs to the House of Commons. Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and Cameron late Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    David Cameron ‘To Scottish People: “I’ll Kill Myself If You Leave”‘ is Satire

    An article saying British Prime Minister David Cameron will kill himself over the Scottish referendum is satire. The article, which features a digitally altered photo... Read more

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