Controversial artist Richard Prince sued for copyright infringement

The artist, whose work often involves appropriating the images of others, has been sued for his use of the photograph Rastafarian Smoking a Joint

Richard Prince, a New York-based artist whose work often involves appropriating that of others, has been sued for copyright infringement by Donald Graham, a photographer who claims Prince knowingly reproduced his photo Rastafarian Smoking a Joint without seeking permission.

Artnet reports that Graham filed a complaint on 30 December against Prince, the Gagosian Gallery – where Prince’s New Portraits exhibition ran between September and October 2014 – and Lawrence Gagosian, the gallery owner.

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Farage’s car was not among those recalled, says Volvo

Volvo dismisses idea that manufacturing fault caused wheel to fall off V70 car, which prompted Ukip leader’s speculation about an ‘assassination plot’

Volvo has quashed suggestions that a known manufacturing fault with Nigel Farage’s car may have been behind an incident on a French motorway in which all four of the nuts on one of the wheels came loose and caused him to lose control.

The Ukip leader told the Mail on Sunday that he feared his near brush with death last October may have been a failed assassination attempt, after he was told by French police who inspected the vehicle that “sometimes nuts on one wheel can come a bit loose – but not on all four”.

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Yahoo kills off Screen video service less than four years after launch

Tech company’s video division fades to black after struggling to draw viewers away from the likes of YouTube and traditional TV networks

Yahoo Screen is no more. The troubled tech giant has killed its highly-hyped and high-spending video division less than four years after its launch.

The Yahoo division joins Xbox Entertainment Studios on the growing pile of ambitious video divisions trying to compete with television and failing.

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Overheating hoverboard blamed after fire severely damages Melbourne home

Fire authorities say the hoverboard, bought as a Christmas present, had been on charge in a child’s bedroom when it caught fire

A children’s hoverboard, bought as a Christmas present, has been blamed for a house fire in Melbourne.

Crews were called to the Strathmore home in the north-west of the city just after 7pm after a smoke alarm alerted the family to the blaze.

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General Motors invests $500m in ride-hailing company Lyft

The Uber rival and the automaker plan to open a network of US hubs where Lyft drivers can rent GM vehicles, giving non-car-owners a way to earn money

General Motors and ride-hailing company Lyft are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future.

Lyft said Monday that GM invested $500m in the company as part of a $1bn round of fund-raising.

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