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Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 389

by supernova_hq (#31240276) Attached to: IOC Orders Blogger To Take Down Video
If I recall correctly, Candian copyright law states that you can copyright a photo. However you cannot copyright an audio recording (though the speach/lyrics if written can be copyrighted). So I guess you'd be able to copyright the visual part of the video, but not the audio track (assuming no words/music was scripted, etc).

As for the video itself, it seems to have fallen off the face of the internet (or been well hidden). I don't think showing it for "gore factors" is appropriate, however I do feel that it is important to preserve this footage for educational purposes such as engineering, physics, etc. However since we obviously can't have it both ways, I support having the video available, assuming proper warning are put in place (shock sites would fall OUTSIDE this category!)

Comment: Re:I could have told you that. (Score 1) 938

by supernova_hq (#31007118) Attached to: Studies Reveal Why Kids Get Bullied and Rejected
I just have one thing to add. Make sure you don't try this in a large crowd. Bullies may be cowards, but they have a reputation to uphold. Fight back with only a few onlookers and they will probably give up, try it in a crowd and the bully will keep going so as not to lose "rep".

But yes, fighting back is the only successful solution I have ever seen when dealing with bullies. Too bad nobody in power will believe it...

Comment: Re:Old news (Score 0, Troll) 560

by supernova_hq (#30988136) Attached to: Will Your Super Bowl Party Anger the Copyright Gods?
You just took a service subscription and compared it to a property rental. Not even close. For the analogy to be even close, it would be the landlord restricting who is allowed to visit your rented aparentment, which unless the person is causing huge problems (loud parties, etc), there is NOTHING the landlord can do about it.

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