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+ - Copyright Troll Defies Court in Domain Name Ruling 1

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Copyright troll Righthaven makes their money by coercing defendants of alleged copyright infringement into settling with them with threats of $150,000 in damages and forfeiture of the defendants’ website domain names. Now EFF reports that Chief Judge Hunt of the federal court in Nevada, which is overseeing more than 200 Righthaven copyright cases, has dismissed Righthaven's meritless claim to seize its victim's domain names. Righthaven contended that the mere hosting of any infringing material meant that the entire domain name was forfeit but the judge rejected that claim, explaining that the "Court finds that Righthaven’s request for such relief fails as a matter of law and is dismissed." But now Righthaven has filed a new copyright case in Nevada federal court that not only demands forfeiture of the domain name but has asked the Court to "order the surrender to Righthaven of all hardware, software, electronic media and domains, including the Domain used to store, disseminate and display the unauthorized versions of any and all copyrighted works." The new complaint also asserts that Righthaven holds the "exclusive rights" to Stephens Media news articles, despite the Strategic Alliance Agreement showing that Stephens Media retains these rights."

Comment: Re:translation hard to understand... (Score 1) 442

by Crummosh (#33621840) Attached to: Swiss Canton Abandons Linux Migration
The problem is that presentations made with Powerpoint 2007+ often don't display in the right way on Impress. People don't even understand this and they are unable to hadle the difference and blame linux for it, instead of Microsoft. Nobody will ever try to make a presentation that is compatible with anything else than Powerpoint because they don't understand the problem. I had to throw money on office licences for my company just for this. It's sad but it's the reality.

Comment: Re:People just don't understand Linux (Score 1) 833

by Crummosh (#27540441) Attached to: Linux On Netbooks — a Complicated Story

If you want Linux to gain acceptance, you need to stop with the hyperbole and start accepting the truth. The truth is:

- There is no common way to install and remove software. - There is no stable base to write drivers (thus no hardware support) - There are too many distros with too many proprietary ways of doing things. Too many proprietary repositories, too many proprietary package systems, to many proprietary filesystem layouts.

To be honest, Linux doesn't need to gain acceptance. It already has it, you just don't see it. It will never be on the desktop pc of the common user but the desktop pc as we know it won't last long. On different devices users interact with linux without problems because the point is not the underlaying operating system but the interface you interact with. Android is an example, the average user's Sony camera is another, and so many others. And you can't even say there's not hardware support, as in facts, Linux runs on old and modern pc hardware, on cameras, on network equip and appliances of all kinds, on ip phones, on mobile phones, on 87% of supercomputers, on consoles, etc. Oh, and there are no proprietary things in linux distributions.

When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the plane, the plane will fly. -- Donald Douglas