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AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine could still be available by the end of the year, or early next year, according to the company’s chief executive, Pascal Soriot, despite clinical trials being paused after a volunteer fell ill.
Europe’s creative industry has criticised the European Commission’s consultation on new EU copyright rules for departing from the original directive agreed last year and being unworkable.
Jack Dorsey’s payment company is inviting other cryptocurrency firms to join its “alliance” to pool patents and preserve the industry’s open-source spirit.
Former CIA counterintelligence and staff investigator Kevin Shipp linked Microsoft’s recent cryptocurrency patent to a short-lived Microsoft ad featuring Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic. The ad was notably pulled after far-right internet users targeted the video in protest against Abramovic’s alleged Satanism.
The musical “Jersey Boys” doesn’t infringe the copyright in a Four Seasons band member’s autobiography because any similarities between the works are based on historical facts, the Ninth Circuit affirmed Tuesday.