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Comment: Re:DRM means not copyrighted (Score 1) 634

by balthan (#31401838) Attached to: Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down

The public, the people, via government allowed a limited time for the content creator to exclusively profit from their work before it enters the public domain, and that is the concept of "copyright."

What is this "limited" you speak of? A cartoon made 82 years ago, by a guy who's been dead 44 years now, still has another 13 years of protection before it gets another extension.

Comment: Re:A game? (Score 3, Insightful) 208

by balthan (#26956411) Attached to: An Early Look at the NASA MMO

Only a very minute part of your tax is spent on this sort of light entertainment

By this agency, on this project. When you start adding up the hundreds of projects from dozens of agencies, it doesn't seem so minute. And when you factor in our short-term trillion dollar deficit and the long-term budgetary crisis that will happen in the next couple decades, maybe a space MMO isn't such a great use of taxpayer dollars right now.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

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