In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Music for Cats
If you think your cat wants to listen to that old-time rock and roll, think again. Apparently, cats prefer a different set of frequencies, and David Teie is ready to capitalize on the burgeoning cat music market. Cat music features sounds similar to those of chirping birds, kittens suckling, and gentle purring. The songs are designed to induce your cat into a state of relaxation. As if the average house cat has much trouble relaxing.
Teie, a classical musician, is currently raising funds on kickstarter.com to record “an album featuring the first-ever music scientifically proven to enrich cats’ lives.” Your cat will likely be demanding the CD for Christmas. Lest you think this isn’t serious business, note that Americans spent nearly $74 billion on their pets last year and the pet market continues to expand. Who can blame Teie for wanting a piece of it?