But in current copyright law, there is no longer a viable way to create a derivative work and benefit from it. In the past, when a new music or art style became popular, many people would start creating by copying each other. Even the last two major music styles to emerge, hip hop and edm, started by using existing samples and copying each other verbatim and not bothering other artists with royalty claims. This is now legally closed, the estates of deceased musicians will sue for use of specific words, a chord scheme or bass line and get rewarded. People are just too damn greedy. What happened to 'limited time' and 'public domain'?
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I remember wearing a headset at cebit a few decades ago. So what they claim is that shortening the cable to the computer and shrinking it the electronics is patent worthy.This patent is too obvious and will fail in court.
Don't forget streaming games between xbox and pc, the feature that will finish the steambox. Steam really should create an Xbox client.
Sure, open is the policy. That must be why they used proprietory hardware mpeg decoding for which you need to buy a separate license.
In the same line of reasoning , the US would need only 5% of the software produced. So nothing is lost, except preventing other economies to grow properly by stealing the talented .
> the Presidency of the council of the EU
Didn't I vote for that guy?! Oh wait
You could consider this particular religion a race because it's virtually impossible to abandon. Unless you want your head cut off. So in this case, the label racism could apply. .
I'd say YouTube faces a hefty compensation, a fine and a criminal investigation. For disclosing personal information, possibly leading to attempted murder, and breaching privacy laws. But. Somehow they cannot trace the accounts posting videos of atrocities.
They probably had less than 80% of the machines working simultaneously at the peak of the production, then gradually sold off the surplus at a nice profit since they apparently just bought the entire planet's available supply.
So, to recap, Apple wants a nicer looking sleep light, and as a result hip replacements just got a lot more expensive.
Do you really expect Betty from accounting to move her screen to another user's system? Jeez, I've been working with computers since the ZX Spectrum, I've used every OS flavor there is but for my desktop machines I still greatly prefer Windows over anything else. Other OSes are either unfriendly, cumbersome or missing lots of features. Why do you feel such a need to push the horror of user-friendliness that is Linux upon regular users? It will save you a penny in the short run but will cost you a boatload of money in lost productivity.
Why, it seems you are implying that the presence of a BluRay player would mandate the use of Cinavia in all local media content playback. I really doubt that, since that would mean they're not doing a very good job protecting their license terms. The xbone is just a pc, so If the average pc can do it, the xbone can too.
Besides, we're talking Microsoft here, not Sony. They will just fork a random recent Media Player branch, which will be hard enough to maintain without the Cinavia protection scheme present. They don't care whatever you watch as long as you buy their machine and an XBL subscription.
I wonder, given how Oracle abused its licensing position in Blu-Ray, if the next playback format will come with even stricter licenses. In whose interest is this exactly? (except Oracle's ofcourse) Time for consumer groups to lobby for banning such restricted products. You want to sell playback devices? Then they must be open.
> There's enough bad history with westerners fucking around with Africa
You mean, like greatly extending the life expectancy of Africans and providing education regarding prevention and hygiene? Really, these Western people you speak of must be some wicked tribe! To be honest, sometimes I think that this has lead directly to the massive overpopulation we see nowadays. Should we have let Darwin in charge?