An Al Jazeera TV crew being tear-gassed by authorities in Ferguson (via BoingBoing)

The Police Can’t Order You To Stop Filming Them In Public, Or Force You To Delete Pics From Phone

A good deal of the footage coming out Ferguson, Missouri, this week has been provided by non-journalists, using their phones to record and photograph events. At the same time, reports claim that police are attempting to block both ordinary citizens and journalists from documenting the situation. What these officers either don’t know or aren’t saying is that you have the legal right to photograph the police, even when they tell you not to. [More]

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One Woman’s Quest To Celebrate Nutella Earns Her A Decidedly Untasty Cease-And-Desist Letter

Oh, Nutella — that hazelnut chocolate spread beloved by so many as a spreadable form of candy. Maybe you love Nutella so much you were planning on celebrating with World Nutella Day. Too bad, as the company apparently isn’t a fan of its fans, and apparently issued a cease-and-desist letter to the woman who founded the celebration seven years ago. [More]

Dish Network Closing More Blockbuster Locations Than Originally Announced

Dish Network Closing More Blockbuster Locations Than Originally Announced

For all those of you still loyal to Blockbuster brick-and-mortar stores, we’ve got some bad news. Dish Network has announced they’ll be shuttering more U.S. stores than they’d planned, and the rest of them will be turned partly into Dish customer-service points. [More]