There is no copyright possible on game mechanics
But there is a copyright on the lookup tables to which game mechanics refer. Likewise, there's no copyright on falling blocks, but a judge ruled that Tetris Holding owns copyright in the seven 4-cell pieces.
3. Lack of a good Non-Patent Protection legal mechanism.
Of course there is. It's called publishing a white paper.
I apologize for replying 20 minutes late, but I have discovered prior art from ancient Egypt. You can expect Mr. Boundary's counsel to bring this up at trial.
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Sure it doesn't mean "bend over and give us all your personal information," like having to disclose your real name in a Google+ public profile in order to be allowed to comment on a YouTube video? Or perhaps it just means birthday.
Which brings me to a song by Bad Lip Reading with lyrics "Everybody poops and if they don't they're an Android and should be destroyed." This is sold on iTunes but also on Amazon, which also runs an Android app store. I'm not sure with which platform this song's theme fits. On the one hand, "Android [...] should be destroyed" fits in with the dream of Steve Jobs to go thermonuclear on Android. On the other hand, the implication that every other smartphone OS "poops" could be taken either way.
Only a raving lunatic would sell his house, pay the 5% commission to a real estate agent, closing costs on a new mortgage, and spend a week moving in order to get a 25Mbps faster internet connection.
Even if it's an upgrade from 0.048 Mbps dial-up to 25.048 Mbps cable?
Terms and conditions of most every ISP I've seen/used in the last decade or so forbid any sharing at the cost of disconnection
I'd imagine that business-class plans are less likely to forbid this. A hotel, for instance, needs to share a connection with its guests.
Sure, I'd be pissed if [TWC or Verizon DSL] or both were dropped by Netflix, but I can't switch to anyone else.
If the Internet connection where you live has become unusable, you could always switch to somewhere else. Compare this: I imagine a lot of people would like to move to a rural area, but they like the Internet more than they like the country.
most netflix customers use it as a secondary service. it's the tiny percentage of cord cutters
Among some members of my family, I've detected a Grover Norquist mentality against any increase in entertainment spending. To afford another $120 per year recurring fee, they'd have to cut out something else. Cord cutters in countries where over-the-top video on demand (OTT VOD) services such as Hulu and Netflix are available recognize that everything but the "festering pile of social ills" that is televised sports is available on OTT VOD.
Please show me the gun that's being used.
The gun owned by a non-subscriber when a competitive ISP tries to pull copper or fiber across his land to reach a subscriber.