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Comment: AFACT is desperate and has too much money (Score 3, Interesting) 98

by Janacek (#37066180) Attached to: BitTorrent Trial Makes Australia's High Court
The last judgment against AFACT in the case against iiNet was explained very well by the judge in charge of that trial. This just goes to show that the music industry and the movie industry are desperate to protect their tenuous hold on the music and movie distribution business and have the money to fight all the way to the top.

Comment: origin of the word robot (Score 1) 202

by Janacek (#34903048) Attached to: Robots May Inspire Suits Against Programmers
Is it common knowledge among /. readers that the term robot comes from a book by a Czech author named Karel Capek (the C should have a little v shape above it making it sound like Chapek with the ch pronounced like in China) and comes from the Czech word robota which in that language means work?

+ - Mum wins against Universal Music->

Submitted by Janacek
Janacek writes: A woman in California has won a partial victory in a lawsuit against a record company that forced her to remove a video she posted on YouTube.
The woman posted a video of her young child dancing to the Prince song Let's Go Crazy.
Universal Music, which owns the copyright, demanded YouTube remove the video — which it did.
With help from a group of free speech activists she filed a suit saying her video constituted a fair use of the song.

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+ - Oz minister wants Google to censor YouTube-> 1

Submitted by Janacek
Janacek writes: Australian Communications Minister thinks YouTube should be censored for Australian consumption by Google and admires their abilities in this area demonstrated in places like China and Thailand.

Calling the company “probably the world’s leading deep packet filterer, unbeknownst to most people,” Conroy told a Senate Estimates committee that he was discussing the possibility of getting Google to filter refused-classification materials from its YouTube video sharing site. “They have experience in blocking material in other countries at the behest of governments, including China, Thailand and a number of other countries," he added.

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Comment: Re:Their stock has actually gone up! (Score 1) 234

by Janacek (#17528268) Attached to: SCO Bankruptcy "Imminent, Inevitable"
There are at least one or two quite large institutional bagholders who have an interest in not letting the price slip down too much. Upwards movements have generally been on low volume which can be easily achieved by these bagholders buying after selling the stock to themselves just to prop up the price.

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." -- Alexandre Dumas (fils)