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Comment Re:The RIAA are not people (Score 4, Informative) 431

I guess that would depend on what you mean by "using it". The ruling itself appears to be mostly concerned with people who have produced derivative works (e.g. performances, recordings, etc.) of items that are in the public domain in the US but were originally produced and are still under copyright in their country of origin. As far as what will happen, I'll let this excerpt from ruling speak for itself:

"a reliance party may continue to exploit that derivative work for the duration of the restored copyright if the reliance party pays to the owner of the restored copyright reasonable compensation . . . ." If the parties are unable to agree on reasonable compensation, a federal court will determine the amount of compensation

Comment Re:Good Fix... (Score 2, Insightful) 460

I assume they can recognize short term patterns and jump in ahead of anyone else who might try to take advantage of them.

More than just recognize - the biggest players can manufacture short term patterns because they control large segments of the market. Oddly enough most of them seem to be located in that prime real estate mentioned earlier...

Comment Re:Blasphemy? (Score 3, Funny) 949

Pretty much. One of my friends in the LDS once told me that it's fairly common practice for his church to secretly "baptize" non-Mormons whom they deem worthy of saving from the evils of whatever religion (or lack of religion) they currently practice. The targets of this event are apparently never told.

I don't think I've ever been secretly inducted into another church, but I'm always careful to be an asshole to everyone just in case. To whit, I asked said friend if the baptism involves sneaking into the target's house and replacing all their underwear. He didn't seem to find that very funny.

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