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Comment: Re: I am an author of one of these games (Score 1) 193

by truedfx (#45812427) Attached to: Archive.org Hosts Massive Collection of MAME ROMs
That's an understandable point of view. However, like it or not, if it's become part of our culture, you won't get much sympathy for an attempt to effectively destroy it, and that most definitely isn't what copyright laws were intended for. Don't worry about your reputation, even if you're right that it's potentially damaging (which I highly doubt), you can always say "I was young and foolish." People have been saying that and getting away with it for far worse things than making a game that others still show an interest in after many years.

Comment: Re:And Google Street View makes me look bad... (Score 1) 101

by truedfx (#43385305) Attached to: Google Cache Makes Murdoch's K-12 Site Look Obscene

If hotmail.com was sold and became a p0rn site

If I move and don't tell anyone, people who are looking for me will continue to ring the doorbell at my old address. If I want people to be able to find me, I should let them know I am going to move. But that's not the same thing. This isn't about what will be happening on the old address, but about what has already happened on the new address.

Comment: Re:"Must respond?" Hardly (Score 1) 384

by truedfx (#42301113) Attached to: White House Must Answer Petition To 'Build Death Star'
Their FAQ reads:

The White House plans to respond to each petition that crosses the signature threshold, which you can view on the Terms of Participation page. In a few rare cases (such as specific procurement, law enforcement, or adjudicatory matters), the White House response might not address the facts of a particular matter to avoid exercising improper influence. In addition, the White House will not respond to petitions that violate We the People’s Terms of Participation. In some cases, a single response may be used for similar petitions.

If they do not plan to respond to petitions, they should drop the claim that they plan to. This says nothing about a timeframe, though, so it is possible that they do plan to respond to the petitions, but not until we're in the year 2525.

Comment: Bullshit summary (Score 3, Informative) 197

by truedfx (#42052187) Attached to: Popular Android ROM Accused of GPL Violation
From the summary:

Unless Xiaomi intends to develop a replacement for the Linux kernel, they need to make their modifications public.

From the article:

unless Xioami wants to develop a replacement for the Linux side of Android, they need to make their kernel modifications public.

The article is correct. Xioami only needs to make their kernel modifications public. The fact that there happens to be a GPL program in Android (the kernel) doesn't mean all of Android is tainted by it. Showing whatever else they've modified is nice, but not required.

Comment: Re:Good-o (Score 1) 241

by truedfx (#41844203) Attached to: UK Court of Appeal Reprimands Apple Over Mandated Samsung Statement
No, they weren't ordered to make that statement. They were ordered to make a statement that a UK court had ruled that Samsung had not copied the iPad. It is perfectly clear from their legal judgement page that the UK court had done so. It was a dick move, and I'm not sorry they're called on it, but I don't see how it fails to comply with the court order.

Comment: Re:Trolling? (Score 1) 594

by truedfx (#41505265) Attached to: The Day Leo Traynor Confronted His Troll
What definition of troll do you use? I would consider being abusive as one particular, not necessarily very effective, form of trolling. Just like the messages we both agree on as trolls, being abusive also can be done in order to get you to ignore a rational discussion and just flame me as a response. If that's the goal of the message, why isn't it a troll?

Comment: Re:Why else should Youtube take the video down aga (Score 1) 455

by truedfx (#41447361) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Fight Copyright Violations With DMCA?
There are several things wrong with that.
  • The "binding" in binding arbitration means even if someone doesn't like the result, they still can't take the other party to court.
  • If this will cost Youtube money, what incentive do they have to do this?
  • If Youtube makes one incorrect determination, would not they themselves become guilty of copyright infringement?

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