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TidBITS#1109/16-Jan-2012

We’re getting ready for next week’s Macworld Expo, er… Macworld | iWorld, so if you’re going, be sure to check out the TidBITS Events list for where we’ll be. In other news this week, Adam weighs in on the SOPA/PIPA issue with a perspective that hasn’t seen much play — that of what it’s like to be a small publisher whose work is used without permission. Adam also reviews Third Rail Mobility’s Slim Case System (a battery-powered case for the iPhone 4 and 4S), and Glenn Fleishman proposes some fixes for preventing unexpected sounds from iPhones during performances. Also, our latest ebook is Kirk McElhearn’s “Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ, Second Edition!” Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter X 7.6, BBEdit 10.1.1, and the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Public Beta.

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TidBITS Events at Macworld | iWorld 2012

As always, TidBITS staffers will be wandering the corridors of the Macworld | iWorld conference and exhibition in San Francisco, taking place January 26–28, 2012. Come enjoy stimulating discussions and sessions, or just flag us down to say hello or become a member in person! Here’s where you can find us.

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The Other Side of SOPA and PIPA

SOPA and PIPA may be truly bad bills that should be stopped in their tracks, but that doesn’t mean that online file sharing isn’t a problem for content creators. Adam shares the perspective of a small publisher grappling with a world where copying could be rampant.