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Comment: Re:EFF Says: (Score 2) 158

by paiute (#48600803) Attached to: 9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

When an actor plays a role in a film they sign a release allowing use of their image in that film, but the argument here is that the contract was misleading as to the nature of the film and thus invalid, making the user of her image copyright infringement.

This is a dangerous precedent for Hollywood. Suppose I am a character actor in a major motion picture and my parts mostly end up the floor in the first release of the print. I could now go to court to stop the distribution on copyright grounds because I was mislead as to the extent of my screen time? Any one of the cast could hold the whole movie hostage under this ruling.

Comment: Re:Imagine that! (Score 1) 191

by paiute (#48598733) Attached to: Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

a lot of people across Europe are not fond of Google's obvious disregard of them as unimportant enough to not even be negotiated with.

In general, most European nations have a tradition that these things are negotiated on. US/UK tradition is in direct conflict with this, and is more of posturing and ultimatums.

Bullshit. European tradition is to have a monarch dictate policy. US tradition is to argue everything out because we got rid of our King, so we had to vote on policy.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)