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Comment: Re:Lawsuit is totally baseless (Score 3, Informative) 238

by Jim Tyre (#37741254) Attached to: Time Zone Database Has New Home After Lawsuit

Doesn't matter if it's baseless and would get tossed out of court -- eventually. The former database maintainer didn't have the budget to fight back.

If you want to blame someone, blame the "justice" system that allows frivolous lawsuits to be filed in the first place.

EFF is representing Arthur D. Olson (the former database maintainer).

Comment: Read more of the briefs, please (Score 4, Informative) 732

by Jim Tyre (#11825288) Attached to: MGM v. Grokster: Here's Why P2P is Valuable
I'm glad to see that folks are talking about the CS Profs' brief -- after all, I'm the lead lawyer on that brief. '-)

But I would suggest strongly that you look at many of the other briefs available on EFF's site. Respondents' Brief (the one by StreamCast and Grokster) is the most important, and there are many high quality amicus briefs. Eben Moglen, who wrote on behalf of FSF, has some great lines in his; and there are many other excellent ones.

Comment: Troll Alert! - #582901 is a troll imposter (Score -1, Offtopic) 201

by Seth Finkelstein (#3627673) Attached to: Linux Kernel 2.5.19 Released
The above account is a fraud

The real Seth Finkelstein has slashdot uid #90154

The name is also a subtle misspelling

My name is Seth Finkelstein, the troll is using the name Seth Finklestein

I did not post the above message in this thread. I have enough troubles without troll imposters.

Repeat, the above message, with a threat of physical violence, WAS POSTED BY A TROLL!

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen