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Comment: Re:Misleading to call it "non-copied" (Score 1) 657

by WCD_Thor (#38826255) Attached to: Non-Copied Photo Is Ruled Copyright Infringement
A photograph is not an idea. I don't know UK law, but I know that in the US, ideas are not subject to copyright protection, the expression of one is. As I wrote that, I discovered I had misinterpreted your point. I don't think this ruling would happen, or at least be upheld by a higher court, in the US. Clearly the "copy" is going after the same idea, but it's a completely different image, mostly because of the angle, and would be considered not a copy here in the US. As to some of the responses calling this a derivative work. I'm pretty sure a derivative work is one that is in a different medium than the original. I'll get the answer to that question on Monday though (currently in a law school class on copyright. Have taken basic IP and an Entertainment law course that cover copyright). A real world example of what I know to be derivative works: movies based on comic books. Oh, and to the idiot below who said that photo's are barely copyrightable? Not true, at least not in the US. These two photos would both be subject to copyright protection in the US, and not just what we call "thin copyright."

Comment: Re:spin. (Score 0) 523

by WCD_Thor (#38131588) Attached to: Bradley Manning's Court Date Finally Set
I agree that military secrets are important. The thing is, many of the things that he released, that I have heard about (I haven't done much research), shouldn't have been military secrets. Other things that I have heard that he released should definitely been kept secret. So, my point: 1) Bad to release classified information. 2) There needs to be a change in how things are deemed classified, as some of the things that have been released the public had a right, at least in my opinion and many other people's opinion, to know, and wouldn't have endangered people in the field any more than any other negative reports about the US military would.

Comment: But why? (Score -1, Redundant) 300

by WCD_Thor (#27485949) Attached to: Australia To Build Fiber-To-the-Premises Network
Why build such fast internet when no one will have anything to use it for? They are filtering so much stuff out that by the time this is available people won't need over a 1Mb/s connection. Hell maybe by that time they will only need a 256Kb/s connection for basic web surfing only. Seems pointless to me. Let people use the bandwidth you provide, otherwise why waste all that money?

Comment: Re:Taxation without representation (Score 1) 713

by WCD_Thor (#26275847) Attached to: Oregon Governor Proposes Vehicle Mileage Tax
You know Oregon gas prices are usually lower than both Washington and California, so your not paying extra for someone to fill your tank. It provides jobs andsupposedly keeps things safe. Its really quite nice, if its raining and windy and crap, you don't have to get out of your car (unless its a pay inside place).

Comment: Re:I hate the RIAA as much as anyone (Score 0) 663

by WCD_Thor (#26026551) Attached to: RIAA Sues 19-Year-Old Transplant Patient
If your serving someone, you are supposed to find them and give them the notice in person if they haven't responded to the mail notice. Either way, being really fucking sick in a hospital is a fairly good reason to not respond in time. I wish someone with a ton of money would sue the RIAA for something, let me work on what the legal argument would be.

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