The Daily Populous

Thursday May 13rd, 2021 day edition

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According to Deadline, a man named Jamye Gordon has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined $3 million for trying to defraud DreamWorks with a phony copyright infringement scheme.

This all goes back to 2008, when Gordon saw a trailer for Kung Fu Panda and decided to alter a story he had previously written called Panda Power so it would seem more like the movie.

He also revised some drawings and renamed his work Kung Fu Panda Power, and after suing DreamWorks for copyright infringement, he proposed that he’d be willing to settle if the studio would give him $12 million.

DreamWorks wisely declined, the case went to court, and Gordon was convicted of fraud and perjury back in November.

In addition to altering his work to seem more like Kung Fu Panda, Gordon also purposefully deleted relevant evidence from his computer, lied during his deposition, and created fake backdated sketches to further support his made-up claims.

Here’s a trailer for Kung Fu Panda, but remember that you’ll get in trouble if you decide to start telling everyone that DreamWorks stole it from you:. »

Adult Swim Has Three Movies In The Works For ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’, ‘The Venture Bros.’ & ‘Metalocalypse’

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All three of the series were some of the first original productions to air on Adult Swim.

The new Metalocalypse movie, from co-creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blancha, follows the power-hungry Tribunal as they unveil their secret and deadly “Falconback Project”.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force premiered with the official launch of Adult Swim in September 2001 and aired 11 total seasons and was the network’s first theatrical release in 2007. »

Israel rejects Hamas truce offer; ministers vote to intensify Gaza strikes

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"More than 1,000 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel and a third of them fell inside Gaza.

Israel has responded to the rockets with repeated air and artillery strikes on what it says were terror targets in Gaza.

The death toll in Gaza rose Wednesday to 53, including 14 children, according to the Health Ministry in the Hamas-run enclave. »

Earths orbit is running out of real estate — but physicists are looking to expand the market

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Nine in 10 are either in low Earth orbit, below 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) from Earth, or very high geostationary orbit, above 35,000 kilometers (21,748 miles) from Earth.

"Currently, flying to low Earth orbit is much cheaper than flying to medium Earth orbit — it's a cost factor of at least five times," Löffler said.

Risk management is vital because a sizable part of the interest in medium Earth orbit stems from space junk — essentially trash orbiting the Earth — taking over low Earth orbit. »

Biden threatens to pass huge infrastructure bill without Republicans if needed after high stakes White House meeting

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Joe Biden has vowed to pass a massive infrastructure bill without GOP support if necessary, after a high stakes meeting at the White House with senior Republicans.

Mr Biden had campaigned for the presidency with a vow to work with Republicans to pass bills to address the nation’s most pressing needs.

Yet, after the meeting he said that while he would rather work with Republicans, he was also prepared to go it alone if he needed to. »