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Comment: Re:Wanna know a secret? (Score 1) 93

by spire3661 (#49159487) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs
I get that, I just dont like letting pass the thought that torrent is the only way to obtain a backup. Its popular, so it will always have preponderance, but I want people to know that if they DL it from any tech that doesnt upload, they are in the clear. When it comes to protocols, torrent is the exception (in its mechanism of uploading), not the rule.

Comment: Re:Wanna know a secret? (Score 1) 93

by spire3661 (#49156935) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs
Not completely correct. You can do bit for bit copying of a DVD for a backup, keeping the encryption intact, you just cannot break the encryption. They are considered separate issues. The DCMA treats fair use as a necessary casualty. Its an interesting twist, but mostly irrelevant to Sony v. Universal other than encrypted DVDs in particular as a source for backups.

Comment: Re:Wanna know a secret? (Score 2) 93

by spire3661 (#49156097) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs
NO. Sony v. Universal (and subsequent rulings) have made it clear, it does not matter where a backup comes from, as long as you dont share it. If he downloaded the movie directly, without uploading anything, hes totally 100% legit in the clear. A backup is a backup is a backup, regardless of origin, you just cant share it.

Comment: Re:Live by the sword... (Score 4, Insightful) 186

by spire3661 (#49127507) Attached to: Jury Tells Apple To Pay $532.9 Million In Patent Suit
The vast majority of Apple's patent s are due to the tech environment ripening, not actual innovation. They are just as much a patent troll as they company they are accusing of being a troll. Just because Apple makes product doesnt make them less so. IN fact the whole 'IP holder must make the product' is shitty reasoning at best.

Comment: Re:It isn't fundamental. (Score 1) 241

by spire3661 (#49110473) Attached to: In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber
You are right it CAN be amended, but it takes a HUGE majority to do so. You cant pick away at it with small groups, you have to rally the vast majority of the voters to agree with you. Until that time, the law reads that the government is explicitly disallowed from forbidding weaponry. It is simply a power it does not have. Until you can repeal the 2nd in the proper manner, there is nothing that can be done.

Comment: Re: About right (Score 4, Insightful) 241

by spire3661 (#49110261) Attached to: In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber
You dont understand the crime. The VICTIM determines, by thier natural reaction, what the crime is. If i BELIEVE that you are threatening me with a weapon, it doenst matter what it turns out to be. The fear it induced is the basis of the crime, not the actual item.

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