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Comment: Re:use it or lose it (Score 1) 153

And what of orphaned works? Works in which the copyright owner cannot be found or has died and that person's copyright were never handed down. There are thousands of works which will fall into the abyss of time because of IP giants who want to continue commercialy exploiting their few copyrights.

Comment: use it or lose it (Score 4, Interesting) 153

First off, I believe software should have a different copyright length. (Windows XP's copyright expires sometime after 2100. How crazy is that?) I also believe a "use it or lose it clause" should be added to copyright law. If a publisher or copyright holder ceases to publish, market, support and profit from a product, then after X number of years, that game will fall into public domain. I believe this clause should apply to all copyrights and not just software.

Comment: Promoting piracy (Score 1) 153

When the publishers and copyright holders cease to produce, market, support and profit from their games, yet there are still consumers demanding the game and those consumers will do whatever it takes to continue playing the games they love. Are the publishers and copyright holder then indirectly promoting the piracy of their own products? It's like giving a suicidal person a gun. The suicidal person makes the choice to kill himself or not, but the other person put him in that situation.

Comment: Do you really know what you are supporting? (Score 1) 318

by neghvar1 (#49329107) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive
For those of you against the FCC’s recent actions for net neutrality, Do you really know what you are supporting? Without net neutrality: If you are running for office and the ISP’s executive board supports your opponent, the ISP could censor you by blocking all content about you. The ISP’s can block, throttle or create tolls for competing services such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime by charging them extra to use their network so that the ISP can be compensated for the losses due to customers cutting the cable. (which is already happening). An ISP’s executive board that is dominated by agnostics and atheists could block all religious content. Company A could influence an ISP to block the site of a competing company. Radical lefts blocking Tea Party and conservative sites or vice versa. The potential abuses can go on and on. Yes, these may seem extreme or unrealistic, but how often have you heard lobbyists claim “oh no! We would never do that. That is not the purpose of this controversial bill or act.” The later on after it is passed, they begin conducting those activities they claimed they would never do. How many times have you heard of that happening? DMCA is the perfect example of this.

Comment: Re:Run your own equipment (Score 3, Informative) 96

This is why I always run my own router behind the ISP's router. Create a DMZ between the 2 routers with a subnet so that the only available IP addresses are one for the WAN port on my router and the other for the LAN port on the ISP router.

Comment: effect on Microsoft. (Score 4, Insightful) 192

by neghvar1 (#49234425) Attached to: Steam On Linux Now Has Over a Thousand Games Available
I know numerous people, including me, who hold on to Windows because we are avid gamers of a wide variety of games which are not supported on Linux. If game support became a “killer feature” for Linux, then Microsoft would likely receive a significant reduction in users of their OS and Office suite.

Comment: Re:Plausible Deniability (Score 1) 292

by neghvar1 (#49219239) Attached to: Do Tech Companies Ask For Way Too Much From Job Candidates?
yes, I discriminated against him because the other candidate had more experience. I discriminated against you because the other guy wore a $1000 suit while you just had slacks, a button-down shirt and a tie. You can pretty much discriminate anything. Just about any choice you make is discriminatory. I discriminate against McDonald's because I think Jack in the Box's burgers are better. We discriminate based on, prices, quality of service, quality of product. It is impossible to not discriminate.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir