Cameron Sued over Avatar Copyright

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Hollywood director James Cameron has been sued by British artist Roger Dean for $50m (£43m) over claims he copied ideas for the 3D film Avatar. Dean, who designed album covers for the likes of prog-rock bands Yes and Asia, filed a legal action at a court in New York last week. He has accused Cameron of “wilful and deliberate copying, dissemination and exploitation” of his original images....

Son Would Return for US Espionage Trial: Snowden’s Father

Son Would Return for US Espionage Trial: Snowden’s Father

The father of leaker Edward Snowden has said he believes his son would return to the US on certain conditions. Lon Snowden asked for “ironclad assurances” his son’s rights would be protected in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. He asked his son not be held before trial nor subjected to a gag order, and be able to choose where he was tried. Edward Snowden fled to Hong Kong and then...

UK Plans for “3-Parent” IVF Babies

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Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial “three-parent” fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children. The methods, currently only at the research stage in laboratories in Britain and the United States, would for the first time involve implanting genetically modified embryos into women. Critic...

Stuxnet Leak Probe Targets Retired US General

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US media report that a former US Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a secret cyberattack on Iranian nuclear facilities. NBC News and The Washington Post said that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating retired Marine General James Cartwright for allegations that he provided reporters with information about ...