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Buzz Report: RIAA thugs on your right!The copyright infringement cops are coming, and you can't stop them. Plus, Lego movie stars.
[ Music ] ^B00:00:05 >> Hi, I'm Molly Wood and welcome to The Buzz Report. This week: RIAA crackdowns, Google is backing Ted Stephens and Lego Movie Stars. But first, it's the gadget of the week. The gadget of the week is the Oral B Triumph with Smart Guide. Yep, it's an electric toothbrush. I got it in the mail and I was compelled to try it out, even though I don't normally do that. It's like a normal electric toothbrush, which says it can kind of floss and stuff, but the actual big deal is that it has this wireless smart guide receiver that gives you feedback on your brushing. >> Well, look at that. Its kinda like a toothbrush with your mom built in to go, "Oh, I missed a spot". I kinda spit on it. Oh. Do you think they're gonna want this back? >> And now for the news. In our top story today, things are really heating up in the copyright infringement space. As you probably though, heard, Jammie Thomas was found guilty of infringement and ordered to pay the RI double-A $200,000 recently. The jury found that just making songs available for download, even accidentally, is considered infringement, regardless of whether anyone downloads the songs. But that is nothing compared to this case in Britain where the Performing Rights Society is demanding royalties of 200,000 pounds from car mechanics who played the radio too loudly at work. Man. Where are we headed with all of this? ^M00:01:27 [ Music ] ^M00:01:44 >> Surprise! Happy Birth-- >> Nooo! ^M00:01:51 [ Music ] ^M00:01:55 I'm going out to lunch. I'll be back. Nein! I am actually Austrian. ^M00:02:02 [ Talking in foreign language ] ^M00:02:04 [ Music ] ^M00:02:09 >> Ladies and gentlemen, the story you have just seen is parodied and is protected under the principal of fair use. ^M00:02:14 [ Music ] ^M00:02:15 >> In other news, CNN's former CEO Shelby Bonnie has just launched a new website called politicalbase.com. It lets users upload news and opinions about political candidates, you can compare their views on top issues, and best of all, you can follow the money. You can even see what individuals within a given company have given money. So for example I discovered that David Drummond, this big executive from Google, gave $1,000 to the 2008 Senate campaign of Ted Devitt. Like why would a guy from Google give money to the Alaska Senator who called the internet "a series of tubes"? The only thing I can think is that now that Google's stock price is over $600 a share, he's got so much money he did it as a joke. And speaking of the tubes, lets have a look inside them. Here's what clogging the tubes this week. It's Legos. Actually Brickfilm. According to the Wall Street Journal, Brickfilm are the latest cool thing in home movie making. They've got these sensitive, nuanced, action-packed pieces of art, where all the characters and backgrounds are made out of Legos. Here's my recent favorite. ^M00:03:18 [ Music ] ^M00:03:40 It's true! That Lego guy is super emo. I'm Molly Wood and this has been The Buzz Report. Thanks for watching. ^M00:03:46 [ Music ] ^M00:03:51 >> You missed a spot, Mom! Oh oh oh. Oh! [ Inaudible ] [ Laughter ] ^E00:04:02