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Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 1) 302

by Shagg (#48611963) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

If the producer of content has decided not to offer their content in your region, then you have no way to pay them for the content. Whether you access it or not at that point is moot, because the producer of the content has already said that they don't want your money. As owners of the content it's completely up to them who they are interested in accepting payment from.

Comment: Re:Flip Argument (Score 1) 1128

by Shagg (#48468727) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Incorrect. There is a grand jury who made a decision on terms and evidence dictated by the prosecutor. I think that's the real problem here. A trial, while imperfect, is adversarial and offers the chance to present more evidence and make counter arguments on any terms. The grand jury was limited to what the prosecutor decided to allow.

I'm confused. Are you saying that the grand jury would have been more likely to indict Wilson, if Wilson had been allowed to have a defense attorney?

Comment: Re:For A Non-Profit, The NFL Sure Has A Lot Of Pul (Score 1) 133

by Shagg (#46122975) Attached to: Feds Grab 163 Web Sites, Snatch $21.6 Million In NFL Counterfeit Gear

Yes, but now that the information is out there, how many current players have retired early because of it? Only one that I've heard of. Whether or not the NFL deliberately hid information from past players probably wouldn't have made any difference either.

Comment: Re:User of service (Score 2) 170

by Shagg (#45859593) Attached to: Facebook Being Sued Over Mining of Private Messages

It is attitudes like this that encourages treating users like crap.

Yes, Facebook does treat it's users like crap.

Without the users they have zero value of what they have to offer the advertisers

True, but for now they have plenty of users (most of whom probably don't care that their information is being mined/sold). Until that changes, they will continue to treat them like crap.

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