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Comment: Re:"League of Legends gaming franchise" (Score 2, Informative) 33

More accurately: isn't it just one rip-off? It's just DotA.

Seeing as League of Legends was created by the guy that created DotA he didn't rip it off he just decided to take his own work and develop it into a successful business instead of relying on the ever trustworthy Blizzard who has the best intentions for all their community based developers

Comment: Re:Obligatory question (Score 1) 640

by Slotty (#40227957) Attached to: South Korea Surrenders To Creationist Demands On Evolution Textbooks

You are arguing a philosophical world view.

Your argument: "I believe there is no Supernatural creator that exists outside of the boundaries of the natural world."

You can only observe the natural world using tools designed to explore, evaluate and quantify the natural world (science and everything here is fine). You have concluded from this that is all there is and there can be nothing beyond. (philosophy)

Science can not explore anything outside of the natural world so demanding proof for the existence of a Supernatural creator that exists outside of the boundaries and confines of a natural world seems illogical to me.

The leap from "I observe the world in this way therefore there is nothing beyond my world" is I think the issue here. Could you please briefly explain to me how you came to this conclusion that there can exist nothing beyond the scope of what you can observe?

Not trying to stir you up just seeking to clarify the point that Science and a Naturalist world view are not one in the same thing

Comment: Re:In Summary (Score 1) 170

by Slotty (#32189886) Attached to: Court Grants RIAA Summary Judgment Motions vs. Limewire
In answer to your question this is probably the best excerpt:

First, Dr. Horowitz has not opined on the parties’ state of mind, but rather has provided information on the design and functionality of the LimeWire program. See, e.g., Horowitz Report 56 (“Although Lime Wire LLC professes to be agnostic about what files are transferred using LimeWire, LimeWire’s feature set is optimized for downloading popular audio files.”); id. 57 (noting that the design of LW’s “user interface” supports the download of music files); id. 66 (opining that the use of a “Classic Rock” genre category has the effect of generating search results containing unauthorized works); id. 70 (discussing that some of LimeWire’s features are “potentially confusing” to users).

I guess what I'm really not getting is, if Joe Schmo gets caught using his 1979 Impala to haul illegal copies of Free Willy DVDs, will the RIAA/MPAA sue Chevrolet?

GRANTS Plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment on the claims against Gorton and Lime Group for inducement of copyright infringement, common law infringement, and unfair competition

It's about the intention of the company. If GM was marketing cars on the sole basis of "This car has so much boot space you can haul illegal DVD's to sell" then the money grubbing associations might be entitled to get annoyed

The Courts

Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Online Fansite 182

Posted by Soulskill
from the don't-anger-your-base-again dept.
chalkyj writes " (run for the last five years as one of the leading fansites for the MMORPG Warhammer Online) is being sued by Games Workshop for the use of the 'Warhammer' name, 'cybersquatting' and 'unfair competition.' This lawsuit is yet another in Games Workshop's disturbing pattern of suing their fans and hobbyists, this time going after a legitimate fansite for their MMORPG franchise. The full complaint (PDF) has been posted online."

Arizona "Papers, Please" Law May Hit Tech Workers 1590

Posted by kdawson
from the don't-know-jack-boots dept.
dcblogs writes "H-1B workers and foreign students may think twice about attending school or working in Arizona as a result of the state's new immigration law. If a police officer has a 'reasonable suspicion' about the immigration status of someone, the officer may ask to see proof of legal status. Federal immigration law requires all non-US citizens, including H-1B workers, to carry documentation, but 'no state until Arizona has made it a crime to not have that paperwork on your person,' said immigration lawyer Sarah Hawk. It means that an H-1B holder risks detention every time they make a 7-11 run if they don't have their papers, or if their paperwork is out of date because US immigration authorities are behind in processing (which condition does not make them illegal). The potential tech backlash over the law may have begun yesterday with a call by San Francisco City Atty. Dennis Herrera 'to adopt and implement a sweeping boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona-based businesses.'"

Comment: Re:Well written, and informative, but... (Score 1) 248

by Slotty (#32005780) Attached to: Ogg Format Accusations Refuted

Yes Rullgard's piece from the excerpts seemed to be technically incorrect. However I was simply trying to point out that the response piece imho was long winded and to convoluted to be effective.

And as other people point out there are some underlying issues in the format but if people don't like it they don't have to use it :)

Comment: Re:People are fighting ACTA = Useless (Score 1) 351

by Slotty (#31823252) Attached to: US Rejects Demands For ACTA Transparency

Not sure how you reasoned any of this but I'm really sorry for any pain caused to you by people that share the same spiritual beliefs as me.

As for the ACTA well the majority of the time I'm against governments that try to anything outside of the scrutiny of the public they represent of course some national security issues may require information to be with held... Not sure how the US seems to justify it or my precious Australia for that matter.

Oh well it's an election year here so time to start letter writing!

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.