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Comment: Re:Ah, good, progress. (Score 1) 101

by Trogre (#48471349) Attached to: Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

I would find that very cumbersome, as I use keyword search all the time for a number of websites.

g widget
w petersen graph
m interstellar
y star wars fake trailer
bz invalid vlan with no nics

I wouldn't tolerate having to wade through the front pages of Google, Wikipedia, imdb, YouTube, bugzilla and all the rest every time I wanted to look up something.

Comment: Re:Scrap heap (Score 1) 400

False.

Well, 50% false.

It depends on which addon class you're talking about. Extensions are as you say interpreted JavaScript. Plug-ins, however, are compiled code and absolutely do not work the same under Linux as Windows.

Both of those fit under the umbrella term addons.

Comment: Re:Piracy fines? (Score 1) 98

by Trogre (#48430807) Attached to: UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

I meant the case of using University bandwidth to download content for personal use, that could trigger a fine depending on the University's Internet use policies. The licence of the content in that case is irrelevant.

Mis-use of University resources is defined by the University, and it can quite easily include clauses regarding unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material, etc.
I do agree with you there, and in that case the licence would be relevant.

Comment: Piracy fines? (Score 2) 98

by Trogre (#48430691) Attached to: UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

Are these fines actually for copyright infringement, or for mis-use of University resources? This is an important distinction.

I doubt the University could legally collect on the former, unless they also happen to be the copyright holder of the obtained content.

If the latter, then students downloading free content (eg material covered by a Creative Commons licence) for personal use should also be liable.

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