There goes that argument.
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I don't think the length of copyright impedes creativity at all. Once something is in the public domain it's free to use in whole unchanged. Where's the creativity in that?
It's overly restrictive fair use rules that impede creativity. Allow a copyright holder to own their property perpetually should be fine, but loosen fair use laws so that things can be used and built upon.
smartphones are all but the norm anymore
Then it appears you disagree with some other Slashdot users who have told me that smartphones are a luxury, not a necessity. The only necessity is an $80/year dumbphone in case of urgencies, and that's only because payphones are being removed. But I'm willing to consider your arguments as to why a smartphone is a necessity.
There was no usage of the words necessity or luxury in the post you were replying to. Something being "the norm" or not isn't related to whether or not it is deemed a necessity.
Your 'site with credibility' will be restored on 4/2.
Hah hah very funny
...you insensitive clod.
...that this whole controversy is all about a game I couldn't care less about.