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Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46799555) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

You did nothing to justify that, either.

There is very little to be done to justify balance in the world. That's a thing most well adjusted individuals accept as fact.

On a number of occasions, you attacked me for saying that a number of rights violations were bad. Forgive me for ever thinking that you were defending them.

No, I attacked you for coming across as mouthbreathing ranting moron, there is a difference. One you can't quite grasp which isn't a surprise.

Good luck with that, I'm sure it'll get you far.

Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46799405) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

You've done nothing to justify the specific rights violations you're defending, and indeed, there's nothing you can do to justify them.

Actually I did no such thing. I said such a balance was necessary, i never said we had the right balance now. You only assumed I did because you haven't figured out that your nose was put on your face as a passage for air. In your completely unhinged knee-jerk reaction you failed to actually read anything and decided to launch into your latest manifesto. I expect we'll be seeing you up a clock tower before long.

Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46799263) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

It is you who's too far gone; you despise freedom.

No, like most grown-ups I realize I'm part of a society and that the world doesn't revolve around me and my delusions.
That building a functioning society requires everyone to work together. That means give and take. I realize that's probably hard for you to understand but I'll see if I can't work it into some kind of puppet show so you can wrap your warped little mind around it.

Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46799015) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

No, I just don't want the government to violate people's basic rights; that's all. You, however, would be better served by living in North Korea.

Yes because acknowledging a need for a balance between competing rights is just like being in North Korea. You know you're an idiot right? You should probably start working on your next tinfoil hat. You're just that far gone.

Cool, but no one is swinging their fists. You're talking about imaginary rights that simply shouldn't exist, unlike free speech, which is a fundamental right.

I should have realized that analogies were beyond you. Define imaginary rights? Things which aren't tangible.. things you can't physically grab on to and count and control? You mean like speech. You're talking about a right to free speech, the right to use your speech as you see fit, copyright is simply making sure others can't use that speech in another way.

The legal system *is* government interference, you fool. Copyright itself is an abomination, as I just made clear.

You wouldn't happen to be from Montana would you?
I would suggest you probably go separate yourself up a mountain somewhere, away from people. I don't know if what you have is contagious but you should probably wear some kind of mask or something when you go outside of your mother's basement.

Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46798299) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

Our rights are violated all the time. The TSA, the Patriot Act, the NSA surveillance, free speech zones, DUI checkpoints, stop-and-frisk, unfettered border searches, constitution-free zones, draconian copyright laws, the drug war, etc., all show that. What's your point, other than to state the obvious fact that the government is full of evil thugs who do not care about freedom? It seems that's the way you want it.

Not at all, but it seems like you'd like to create some kind of hippy utopia, good luck with that. Those of us that deal in the real world realize that you must strike a balance between the rights of one and the rights of another. Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.

You might be okay with that, but I'm not.

Good to have a benchmark for your lunacy.

You don't know what it means to be free. Using your logic, people from China or North Korea have just as much free speech as people in the US; sure, if they say the wrong thing, the government might severely punish them, but they're still technically free to speak.

In those cases the government specifically prohibits certain kinds of speech and directly punishes them, that isn't what we're talking about here.

Hint: If free speech didn't mean being free from government thugs punishing you for your speech, the first amendment would be pointless, and the world would be far more unpleasant than it is now. You people are the ones who don't understand what it means to be free.

Hint: shouldn't they be allowed some measure of control over the things they create? Would it be better that they didn't create because they knew that they would have no control over the product they make?

Now, if by "consequences," you mean normal people forming opinions of you and perhaps criticizing you, then you're right; your speech can have such consequences. However, if you meant government interference, then you're wrong. Free speech is completely different from the mere ability to speak.

the government doesn't interfere. The copyright holder uses the legal system to address your infringing on his rights. When you speak you can make choices about how you speak. You don't live in a freedom bubble getting to pass through the world pissing all over everyone else just because you ride someone else's coattails and can't be bothered to have an original thought of your own.

Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46797425) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

It has nothing to do with being offended. Free speech is restricted all the time

Hate speech, inciting riots, etc.

You're free to say whatever you want. No one will stop you, but you also have to face the consequences of saying those things. It seems like someone doesn't really understand what freedom of speech actually means. That's typical, most people take the self-centered view that free speech means they can say whatever they want without consequence. That's false and has never been true. Free speech only means that you can say it in the first place. You're free to change warcraft to doorcraft and giggle yourself to sleep with how clever you are, but if you infringe on someone's copyright then you have to face the legal consequences of that.

Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46793769) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

That's what he says, but the reality is that most of his songs wouldn't be defensible in court. Most of them simply do a funny spin on the name and change the lyrics but the often don't change the lyrics to comment on the song itself or the creator.

I remember one R Kelly song he did clearly commented on the song and R Kelly himself. that one would have been fine, but some of the other ones, like "white and nerdy" awesome song, but doesn't really do much to comment on the original or the performers who made it.

Comment: Re:Isn't parody protected in the US? (Score 1) 168

by crossmr (#46793297) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

That's not parody. Parody is not simply trying to be funny. This is why Weird Al actually goes out and gets permission to do the songs he does, because despite the popular thought, most of what he does isn't parody. Parody requires that the new work is used in such a way to comment on the original. Replacing a few words or singing something in a funny voice isn't parody in itself. Depending on how the account is being run it may not be parody either. As time goes on, it's easy for people to misunderstand things, like those "in soviet russia" jokes.. it wasn't simply a matter of swapping two things, the jokes were used in a way, with specific things to comment on the government. Nowadays people just swap something in there with no thought and it doesn't make sense.

Likewise people simply think "If I draw something funny, or make a stupid version of the name, it's fine I can do whatever I want". That's not true.

Comment: Re:Bullshit Made Up Language (Score 1) 512

by crossmr (#46612519) Attached to: Why <em>Darmok</em> Is a Good <em>Star Trek: TNG</em> Episode

I think you're missing the point. It's something I thought about for a long time, but it is BS. How could such a society function?
How could you communicate simple daily tasks by talking in such opaque references? How did those people talk in the first place? Language develops to be function, it was not a functional language. How the fuck could they ever build a spaceship trying to communicate like that?

Comment: Re:NoScript (Score 1) 731

by crossmr (#45996449) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

No you didn't.

That's a great story, but it's complete and utter bullshit.
Most people would not just flea from some indie developer because an image in their game was suddenly not working. The communities of indie developers are in fact quite understanding.

As far as revenue goes, if you lost hundreds of dollars in revenue from a quarter of your users fleeing overnight. it would mean that you were in fact regularly making a serious chunk of change moving you out of indie status, to the point where you should be showing a lot more competence or be able to afford someone who has some.

Troubleshooting 101 is to run the app with all add-ons turned off in the browser. It shouldn't have taken you more than 30 minutes to find the problem.

You may have had an issue, but this story is sensationalized garbage, all from an AC no less..

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