How many lawsuits have been avoided because Google now has a formidable patent portfolio. Was the money spent on a nuclear arsenal wasted because there was no actual nuclear war?
These are probably defensive patents.
That helps with hardware incompatibility but not security.
Since the gun background check bill died because it was believed it create a registry of gun owners (it didn't), since CISPA *CAN* create a registry of gun owners, it should be easily defeated in the Senate.
4chan may have found them... http://imgur.com/a/sUrnA
Their ISP may have given them no choice.
As far as I know, you can't use the DMCA for trademark infringement. They should have hired a lawyer.
The defendant in this case made no copies, he simply imported paper books already sold in Asia.
There are other cases winding their way though regarding First Sale in the ebook world, we will have to wait for one of them to get to SCOTUS.
We have no idea this was the reason and I would bet EA does NOT blame DRM for the failure. Especially given the fact that the servers do little processing (as we now know). I am sure they blame server engineering for being unprepared, or the guy who didn't sign the big server check, or the team responsible for forecasting. I can almost guarantee they do not blame DRM, since your gamer brethren BOUGHT THE GAME knowing DRM was in there.
Only if DRM disappears from EA games in the future, can you declare victory.
Jerry Lundegaard: No, but, Wade, see, I was bringin' you this deal for you to loan me the money to put in. It's my deal here, see?
Stan Grossman: Jerry, we thought you were bringin' us an investment.
Jerry Lundegaard: Yah, right.
Stan Grossman: You're sayin'... What're you sayin'?
Wade Gustafson: You're sayin' that we put in all the money and you collect when it pays off?
Jerry Lundegaard: No, no. I- I 'd, pay you back the principal, and interest. Heck, I'd go one over prime?
Stan Grossman: We're not a bank, Jerry.
Wade Gustafson: What the heck, Jerry, if I wanted bank interest on seven hundred fifty thousand I'd go to Midwest Federal. Talk to Bill Diehl.
Stan Grossman: He's at Norstar.
Wade Gustafson: He's at -
Jerry Lundegaard: No, see, I don't need a finder's fee, I need a... finder's fee's, what, ten percent, heck that's not gonna do it for me. I need the principal!
Stan Grossman: Jerry, we're not just going to give you seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Wade Gustafson: What the heck were you thinkin'? Heck, if I'm only gettin' bank interest, I'd look for complete security. Heck, FDIC. I don't see nothin' like that here.
Jerry Lundegaard: Yah, but I... Okay, I would, I'd guarantee ya your money back.
Wade Gustafson: I'm not talkin' about your damn word, Jerry. Geez, what the heck're you--
Stan Grossman: We’re not a bank, Jerry.
Just don't buy it.
"Bill of Rights" issues are for people who don't have a choice, like "Patients Bill of Rights" You do not have a choice about getting sick, you do have a choice about gaming.
Miller–Urey experiment created amino acids in the lab with lightning. This is the most likely source of life on earth. Not Mars, not comets.
9th Circuit is the most liberal, it has a good chance of being overturned or modified by SCOTUS.
The official documentation and message boards serve two different purposes, The official documentation should be a complete reference to the API and structure of a language. This is necessary for completeness. Stack Overflow should be used for quick real-world examples of simple tasks to be used as a starting point, or to get help with a particularly nasty bug.
We need both approaches, and the success of one, does not indicate the failure of the other.
This is not to say official documentation doesn't fail for other reasons, but killing it in favor of Stack Overflow alone is not the answer.