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Comment: Re:revolutionary idea? (Score 1) 328

This is my revolutionary idea. Add a "use it or lose it" clause to copyright law. If no legitimate means of easily acquiring a legitimate copy of the copyrighted work is provided by the copyright holder, then after X number of years, that work falls into public domain. The whole point of copyright before these extensions was for the artist to profit off their works for a short period of time. After which if they wanted to continue making a profit, they had to continue using that creative mind of theirs to create new works of music,books, music, etc. It is not the intention of copyright for the creators childen's children's children's children or a corporation for centuries to be squeezing every possible penny out of the public who are interested in the work

Comment: in simplest form (Score 1) 187

by neghvar1 (#48134019) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights
In simplest form. If company A patented 5+5=10. Then company B patented 20/2=10. Then company C patented Sqrt(100)=10. Would companies B and C be infringing company A's patent because it produces the same output. Even though the inputs and functions used are different. Based on what I read these days, that is what it sound like. If you produce the same output, even when the code is completely different, or even a different coding language, you are likely infringing the patent. Is this how bad software patents are.

Comment: media and backups (Score 1) 287

by neghvar1 (#47944675) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?
Server 2012 R2, Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz, 4 GB DDR2, 3TB RAID 5 array all in a ridiculously heavy SuperMicro tower. I use mine for the media content my Roku accesses and backing up our three PCs. It also functions as a Domain, DNS, DHCP, File, and Print server for the 4 PCs, 2 laptops and 3 smartphones and 3 tablets.

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