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

by dwiget001 (#38838095) Attached to: Non-Copied Photo Is Ruled Copyright Infringement
Ideas are not covered by copyright -- patents do that. In the case of a work, like a photograph, the idea of a picture, even of the same item, area, etc. as revealed in the article, are not the same picture. No copyright infringement is involved here, the judge is very clearly wrong.

Comment: Re:5 page paper? (Score 1) 539

by dwiget001 (#33455330) Attached to: Facebook Post Juror Gets Fined, Removed, Assigned Homework
I was called to jury duty once, 1994. During the questioning of prospective jurors, I was asked a question about whether I could follow the judge's instructions on how to apply the law to the the case. I answered "There are two schools of thought on this, 1) that the jury must follow such instructions and 2) that the judge has no business instructing the jury on anything. I subscribe to the later." This got me a very dirty look from the judge, followed by her furiously typing something in about my answer. Needless to say, I was not picked as a juror that day. And, 16 years later, I have never been called back for jury duty. That may just be the odds of being called, however, I think the judge's note (whatever it was) was probably along the lines of "Never, ever summon this person for jury duty ever again!!!!"

Comment: Re:Google map it (Score 1) 560

by dwiget001 (#33368686) Attached to: UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message
Unless the sub is surfaced, this broadcast will be of absolutely no use. And, surfacing a sub is not something that is done on a routine basis at all, as it rises the possibility that the sub will be detected and can then be tracked. It is sometimes necessary to surface a sub for communications, but for the most part it is extremely infrequent. Communications in the LF, ELF or VLF would be more useful while the sub was submerged.

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