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Comment Re:Slashdot is a man in the middle attack (Score 1) 376

Because anyone can view it (that is, you're an idiot if you post something private or meant for a select group of people), and you have the ability to use a pseudonym. Also, slashdot is a little more upfront about it:

We believe that discussions in Slashdot are like discussions in real life- you can't change what you say, you only can attempt to clarify by saying more. In other words, you can't delete a comment that you've posted, you only can post a reply to yourself and attempt to clarify what you've said.

In short, you should think twice before you click that 'Submit' button because once you click it, we aren't going to let you Undo it.

Comment Re:Forgive my squirrelly ignorance but... (Score 1) 1005

Forgive my squirrelly ignorance of American law, but I thought there was some kind of safe harbour law? Did they do something to void protection under such a law? Or is youtube going down next?

I managed to find this:

“Pirate websites such as megaupload.com, which obviously infringe massive quantities of movies, songs, images, and other extremely valuable copyrighted works, and directly profit from the infringing activity over which they have complete control, were never meant to be eligible to receive a DMCA safe harbor,” states the lawsuit.

I'm not sure about the legality of this, I'm not an expert in US law. Can someone please clarify?

Comment Re:Yeah, thanks Jimmy. (Score 5, Informative) 291

To quote the wiki page:

We also noted that roughly 55% of those supporting a blackout preferred that it be a global one, with many pointing to concerns about similar legislation in other nations. For example, one British editor stated "American law is America's business, but law that affects Wikipedia worldwide is an issue of worldwide interest", a principle we felt had considerable support.

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