It will actually cost $500 million or more and will be launched one or two years after the deadline. Just sit back and watch it happen.
And that's why it should be illegal to use someone's copyright for profit, but if it's non-profit any use of it should be unregulated. By the way here in spain non-profit copies of copyrighted works (what you call piracy) are LEGAL.
In my opinion, not everything is your fault. 70% of the votes are casted on voting machines, which are again and again proved prone to be manipulated. Yes, I'm saying that it's very possible elections are rigged. The first thing you should do is going back to counting votes with your hands.
Is this a Socialist move? Yes, I believe it is because I believe that the current Administration has an undeniable Socialist bend, and an aspect of Socialist regimes is the clamping down on liberties.
I can't understand why so many americans are so fracking frenzy about socialism. No country is absolutely capitalist or socialist, and as long as the government has public bodies like the police, judges, teachers, firemen, soldiers etc, your country is at the same time capitalist AND socialist up to some degree.
ACTA has nothing to do with socialism, because not everything that is done in the name of a greater good is actually a good thing for the mayority. This is not socialism because it makes a few a lot richer. It looks like Fox News convinced you that socialism is the same as communism and all that is the demon you have to fight. Fight merciless corporations instead, man!
It's common to see musicians playing with plugs stuck in their ears so they don't drive themselves stone deaf, while they obviously consider it perfectly OK for them to obliterate the hearing of customers frequenting the place.
I realise I'm probably a tedious old fart, but I've long been forced to recognise that my hearing is far from what it was when I was a teenager or even in my twenties, and I hold many of these crappy bands to blame.
I'm sorry to tell you, but rock's always meant to be loud. If it's not LOUD, it's not rock n roll. Jimi Hendrix, for example, said once that he wasn't the best, he just played louder.
"In China you can easily switch to google.com and get the same results as the rest if the world."
Yes, you can. But after searching 2 or 3 times about tiananmen, you won't be able to load google.com again (until 2 hours later): The firewall will detect that you are searching for information that threatens the dictatorship and therefore will (without showing you any warning) block you from loading google.com for 1 hour or two. Then you'll realize you shouldn't have searched for that information, because if you repeat that behaviour N times the thought police will actually go to your house for you and you'll end in jail or dead.
There was an article on wired about how China's firewall makes people censor themselves this way.
"Jajajaja... sorry... Hahahaha... where do you work? At the BSA?"
I'm pro-piracy, so no, I don't work for the BSA. I just look around and see that normally, businesses don't normally use pirated software. I haven't finnished my studies so I have no proffesional experience yet, but I look around and this is what I see: the faculty buys original software, the administration uses original software, my mum's company uses original software etc... The price for not doing so is too high (â). On the other hand, at home, everyone uses pirated software, fortunately.
Yeah, that's right. Here in Spain, it's simply legal to download, upload and/or share music and films, if it's non-profit. Also, it's been ruled that pages that encourage sharing films and music and have revenues from ads are also legal, in part because otherwise google would be illegal, as google also has links to torrent files (try searching for "filetype:torrent" in google).
Unfortunately, Spanish Law makes an exception with copyrighted software. So it's legal to share music and films but not software. Anyway, I'm PROUD to say that software piracy is also widespread here in Spain (the exception is that businesses don't use pirated software).
You are wrong. It is the people who vote, not lobbies, not companies. And your argument is ridiculous: Summarising, what you people are saying is that "he must vote whatever lobbies want him to until he becomes president, and it is then and not before that he will stand againt lobbies and for the good of the people".
And, excuse me, but that's fuckin' ridiculous. Only a doublethinker would "think" that.
So he compromised the privacy of his fellow citizens to get his hands on power. What a great leader. His actions are an example to follow. We surely must trust him, because things like this show that he will do whatever in order to protect the rights of the people. Because destrying people's right to privacy is an outstanding example of defending people's rights. Because he did it for our own good.