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Texas court says it is okay for Texas university to steal

Theft by government: The Texas appeals court has ruled that is acceptable for the University of Houston to use photos and intellectual material belonging to someone else without paying for it.

A Texas appeals court has ruled that the University of Houston does not have to pay the photographer of a picture it has been using in online and print promotional materials. Houston photographer Jim Olive says the university removed copyright markings from an image downloaded from his stock library, failed to credit him when it was used and wouldn’t pay when he sent a bill, but the university claims it has sovereign immunity and that it can’t be sued.

Worse, the court required the photographer to pay the university’s legal costs.

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Two TSA workers who pleaded guilty to stealing $40,000 from a drug mule’s luggage were each sentenced to six months in prison today.

A slap on the wrist: Two TSA workers who pleaded guilty to stealing $40,000 from a passenger’s luggage were each sentenced to six months in prison today.

I wonder if the TSA will give them their jobs back when they get out. They seem perfectly qualified for the work the TSA does.

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NASA confiscates stolen rocket engine that had been put up for sale on ebay

NASA has confiscated a stolen rocket engine from a man who put up for sale on ebay.

Rocket engines are supposed to be under particularly tight control at NASA: the US is keen to avoid its rocket technology winding up in the hands of countries with which it has a tense relationship, such as China. “Security at NASA is not adequate in my opinion,” says Joseph Gutheinz, a former investigator for OIG.

You think, eh?

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