Sure. I understand portals and hyperlinks as Yellow Pages irl. Nobody is going to sue Yellow Pages or other newspapers because they published an address of some fraudulent business or shop with "original" goods.
And you thought that Encrypted Media Extensions coming to HTML is evil!
If NSA followed future open (read "closed") standards to protect state secrets you would not have a problem like this.
Snowden would need to deal with serious messages like "Click here to purchase one copy of 'Guide to PRISM, part 2.' from NSA for only $4.99 incl. VAT"... And of course he would be limited to share such documents only with maximum of one additional reading device. That would definitely put the uncontrolled spread of information (for the people, by the people) to the end.
Plus if "wget" was not freaking-OSS he could read something like "wget is not licensed to be run on computer NSA-1AD1-489, please purchase full version"...
See how evil is OSS and open web?
The message the judge is sending is this:
If you pirate movies then you shall do it properly! No cam, webrip, telesync or other crap! All releases that does not match BRRip quality will be punishable by law!
Judge is obviously very tired of all that poor quality and out-of-sync crap out there. We all are!
It really does not metter if it is the common-language word. Look at SPINNING(tm). Then look at http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soubor:Spinning_the_Bikes_1894.jpg and you will stop wondering. BTW SPINNING(tm) applies also to NZ.
We ask them not to spy on us and they turn it around and ask us how to spy on us so we don't consider it as spying? Are they stupid or what?
By owning the intellectual property one gains rights but also duties to protect the intellectual property. It is in fact the burden on shoulders of IP holders that is specified by law.
I am sure that ordinary British will not like it. I am interested to see what will they do about it (to know when our Police will get the same idea
I can understand that gold has a real price. I can understand that a house has a real price... because they are scarce. That is why there will be real-world poor a rich people.
Internet and the whole intellectual world was never meant to be driven by scarcity. The Internet was build to mitigate the real-world problems with duplicating resources. The Internet allows the main commodity - information - to be transferred, duplicated, created, shared... at virtually no cost. Internet is the attempt to create a world where there are no poor (speaking of knowledge) people but everybody share everything as much as possible for the good of mankind.
The scarcity complex is artificially introduced to this unlimited e-world by companies who simply failed so far to find a new business model in a world where everybody is already rich with information - everybody are already fed with information. Where there is no hunger/demand there is no traditional business model. So lets make those information rich people become poor so they will hunger for information and then we can feed them for a price.
Let's deny access to information using a copyrights, laws, DRMs... Let's artificially create once again information-rich and information-poor people because the existing real-world model proved to work so well.
You wish. If you are an employee of Nokia part time assigned to this job how will you know who paid for your idea? Today you work on EU project, tomorrow you work for Nokia on related project... and boom you got an idea. Who paid for it?
And after all Nokia is just a commercial company currently struggling for money so I have no doubt what will be the management decision.
I rather wander if it is not just a case of disguised subvention by EU.
So if I store and run Microsoft Windows from my home cloud (whatever computer configuration fits the "cloud" definition) - does it mean that Microsoft lost property rights to it? Cool! I love it!
Firefox is striving for open web and more choices. That is a noble goal. But what means giving users more choices? It means that people will start choosing other alternatives. Firefox' market share declines? Don't call it failure but rather celebrate that their goal came true. There is no monopoly anymore. And that they may fall victim to their own vision should not be surprising.
They decided to get stick with limited set of standard technologies. And that is a hard game to play when all "sellers" sell the very same stuff and there is no much of a differentiation (proprietary things... XUL is gone
I don't get it. Which part of the sensitive technology iPad contains you deny to Iranians in Apple Stores that they cannot get from communist China where the iPad is manufactured?
This whole "sensitive technology" banning in common consumer market... that just makes common Iranians feel bad because they are Iranians, nothing else.
Would you be able to claim victory with all that Windows-based state-sponsored spyware Stuxnet and Flame if it were not for commercial companies (Siemens) breaking your funny rules and installing export-regulated Windows directly into nuclear facilities? ( www.microsoft.com/exporting/faq.htm ) Did you notice, that nobody says a word against Siemens ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet ) but some common no-name Iranian (slash American)... Big money different rules?
> if you know, or have reason to know, that the item is being purchased for export.
And he knew it for sure. She was speaking Farsi! And that is a clear sign that she supports terrorists and intends to hand iPad to bomb-makers in Iran. And if not then she is for sure going to develop a nuclear weapon with it.
Everybody knows that language, colour of the skin, passport your own,
I think that US should get back to once well working signs "We don't serve niggers" with slight modification to read "We don't serve Iranians". Because for Apple it is exactly what it is.
I think it would save time to both parties as Iranians would not be required to get this information too late after poking around the things they cannot buy anyway. Signs are good. Use signs. They save your time and money. You used to be so good in it.
(Weird feeling imagining the signs "We don't serve XY" in the stores? Good! There is still hope
You would be surprised - but yes. It is normal.
My sister has entered the lawsuit with Mad Dog Athletics because she uses the word "Aerospinning"... and MDA happened to have trademarked the word "spinning(R)". During the course of hearings it turned out that MDA lawyers in Czech Republic were sending threatening letters to publishers of Czech-English dictionaries demanding either
a) Removing the trademarked word "spinning" from the dictionary
b) Accompanying the word "spinning" with "TM" and their name as respective trademark owners.
You would be surprised but publishers are just publishers making their living out of books and nobody is really interested in having legal battle with some US companies because of one word... We know at least about 3 dictionaries that surrendered to their demands and removed the word "spinning" from Czech-English dictionary.
> I ain't scared of homos, but I don't want them around me.
First part of this sentence clearly contradicts the other part. You simply say that "excomunication" (not having "others" around) is what you prefer.
Did you know that for social beings the excomunication from the society is in fact even worse then death? Why would you wish anybody such as horrific punishment if you are not a homophobe?
To me it looks like you are the typical homophobe.