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In a surprise decision that exonerates dozens of major companies, the US Supreme Court today ruled that corporate earnings statements should be protected as works of art, as they "create something from nothing."
The impact of the ruling was widespread. Investigations into hundreds of firms were canceled, and collectors began snatching up original balance sheets, audits, and P&L statements from WorldCom, Enron, and Global Crossing.
Auditing firms such as Arthur Andersen (now Art by Andersen) were reclassified as art critics, whose opinions are no longer liable.
James Auger, 31, and Jimmy Loizeau, 34, developed the device while enrolled in a master’s program at the Royal College of Art in London on the way technology is used today.
Theoretically, the device would allow spies to receive instructions secretly, or athletes to hear from their coaches while on the field, or spin doctors to talk to politicians
Does not allow people to talk back to callers or make outgoing calls
Technology would place a small device in a person’s back molar that includes a wireless, low-frequency receiver and a gadget that turns audio signals into mechanical vibrations, which would pass from the tooth directly to the inner ear as clear sounds.