Month: July 2008

VIACOM WINS RIGHT TO ACCESS YOUTUBE RECORDS

Google has been ordered to surrender the data of users that watch YouTube videos, including videos streamed on other websites, to Viacom. The ruling was made by Judge Stanton of the federal court for the Southern District of New York. YouTube user data now available to Viacom includes usernames, videos viewed and IP addresses, which Viacom can use to identify some individuals through ISPs – making users potentially liable for copyrighted material they consumed, the same way the RIAA pursued peer-to-peer file sharers. []

UK NEWS: FIVE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF 16 YEAR OLD SHAKILUS TOWNSEND

Murdered: Shakilus Townsend Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Shakilus Townsend, police said today. Officers arrested one person around 9pm yesterday and the others this morning, Scotland Yard said. Shakilus, 16, was stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat in an attack in Thorton Heath, south London, on Thursday. He died from his injuries the following day. Two men aged 22 and 18, and two teenage boys aged 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old girl have been []

LONDON’S 18TH STAB VICTIM THIS YEAR: VICTIM’S PARENTS THANK WOMAN

Beaten and stabbed to death: 16 year old Shakilus Townsend The parents of a 16-year-old knife victim have paid an emotional thank you to a woman who scared off his attackers and desperately tried to save him. Shakilus Townsend’s mother Nicola Dyer and father Derek visited the scene of their son’s death in Thornton Heath, south London, on Friday night. They and other relatives thanked Sharon Simpson, 47, for her brave actions. Shakilus was repeatedly stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat []

UK NEWS: DEPUTY MAYOR RESIGNS

Former Deputy Mayor Ray Lewis London’s deputy mayor has resigned two months into his post amid claims of financial irregularities. Ray Lewis faced allegations relating to his time as a vicar in east London in the late 1990s and head of a youth academy scheme in 2003. He was placed under Church of England disciplinary measures in 1999. London Mayor Boris Johnson said he was sad at the resignation – but insisted he would re-appoint Mr Lewis if he cleared his name. []

UK CASTING CALL: KANO VIDEO SHOOT FOR ‘HUSTLER’

HUSTLER VIDEO SHOOT ——————– UK Rapper Kano is shooting the video for ‘HUSTLER’ the 1st single taken from his highly anticipated 3rd album 140 Grime St at the end of July. We are looking for the hottest female models of all ethnicities the UK has to offer to be featured in this exciting video. The casting will commence in the 2nd week of July 2008 in London. If you feel you have the looks, sex appeal and confidence to feature, Please email mailbox@endlessentertainment.co.uk []

UK NEWS: WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH

A woman has died after being stabbed in a late night incident. Dee Willis, 28, received a wound to her upper body during the attack at around 11pm on Tuesday in Bellenden Road, close to Peckham High Street in south east London. Ms Willis was taken to Kings College Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. Neighbours said that Ms Willis recently miscarried twins. Detectives said they were looking for a female suspect, believed to have acted alone. The incident comes []

NELSON MANDELA REMOVED FROM US TERROR LIST

US President George W Bush has signed a bill removing Nelson Mandela and South African leaders from the US terror watch list, officials say. Mr Mandela and ANC party members will now be able to visit the US without a waiver from the secretary of state. The African National Congress (ANC) was designated as a terrorist organisation by South Africa’s old apartheid regime. A US senator said the new legislation was a step towards removing the “shame of dishonouring this great leader”. []