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Comment Re:In Summary (Score 1) 170

In answer to your question this is probably the best excerpt:

First, Dr. Horowitz has not opined on the parties’ state of mind, but rather has provided information on the design and functionality of the LimeWire program. See, e.g., Horowitz Report 56 (“Although Lime Wire LLC professes to be agnostic about what files are transferred using LimeWire, LimeWire’s feature set is optimized for downloading popular audio files.”); id. 57 (noting that the design of LW’s “user interface” supports the download of music files); id. 66 (opining that the use of a “Classic Rock” genre category has the effect of generating search results containing unauthorized works); id. 70 (discussing that some of LimeWire’s features are “potentially confusing” to users).

I guess what I'm really not getting is, if Joe Schmo gets caught using his 1979 Impala to haul illegal copies of Free Willy DVDs, will the RIAA/MPAA sue Chevrolet?

GRANTS Plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment on the claims against Gorton and Lime Group for inducement of copyright infringement, common law infringement, and unfair competition

It's about the intention of the company. If GM was marketing cars on the sole basis of "This car has so much boot space you can haul illegal DVD's to sell" then the money grubbing associations might be entitled to get annoyed

The Courts

Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Online Fansite 182

chalkyj writes "WarhammerAlliance.com (run for the last five years as one of the leading fansites for the MMORPG Warhammer Online) is being sued by Games Workshop for the use of the 'Warhammer' name, 'cybersquatting' and 'unfair competition.' This lawsuit is yet another in Games Workshop's disturbing pattern of suing their fans and hobbyists, this time going after a legitimate fansite for their MMORPG franchise. The full complaint (PDF) has been posted online."
Businesses

Arizona "Papers, Please" Law May Hit Tech Workers 1590

dcblogs writes "H-1B workers and foreign students may think twice about attending school or working in Arizona as a result of the state's new immigration law. If a police officer has a 'reasonable suspicion' about the immigration status of someone, the officer may ask to see proof of legal status. Federal immigration law requires all non-US citizens, including H-1B workers, to carry documentation, but 'no state until Arizona has made it a crime to not have that paperwork on your person,' said immigration lawyer Sarah Hawk. It means that an H-1B holder risks detention every time they make a 7-11 run if they don't have their papers, or if their paperwork is out of date because US immigration authorities are behind in processing (which condition does not make them illegal). The potential tech backlash over the law may have begun yesterday with a call by San Francisco City Atty. Dennis Herrera 'to adopt and implement a sweeping boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona-based businesses.'"

Comment Re:Well written, and informative, but... (Score 1) 248

Yes Rullgard's piece from the excerpts seemed to be technically incorrect. However I was simply trying to point out that the response piece imho was long winded and to convoluted to be effective.

And as other people point out there are some underlying issues in the format but if people don't like it they don't have to use it :)

Comment Re:People are fighting ACTA = Useless (Score 1) 351

Not sure how you reasoned any of this but I'm really sorry for any pain caused to you by people that share the same spiritual beliefs as me.

As for the ACTA well the majority of the time I'm against governments that try to anything outside of the scrutiny of the public they represent of course some national security issues may require information to be with held... Not sure how the US seems to justify it or my precious Australia for that matter.

Oh well it's an election year here so time to start letter writing!

Comment Re:WTF? Just ask the patient. (Score 1) 981

It alludes to the issue of saying that your genetic make up is not good enough. I believe it was a popular concept in the late 20's early 30's called Eugenics a man named Hitler put it into practise. As pushing-robot (1037830) wrote:

but where does it end?

Lets hope not in a world where you have to have to meet a minimum standard

Image

Facebook Leads To Increase In STDs in Britain 270

ectotherm writes "According to Professor Peter Kelly, a director of Public Health in Great Britain: 'There has been a four-fold increase in the number of syphilis cases detected, with more young women being affected.' Why the increase? People meeting up for casual sex through Facebook. According to the article, 'Social networking sites are making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex. There is a rise in syphilis because people are having more sexual partners than 20 years ago and often do not use condoms.'"

Comment I think Georges Lemaitre would disagree (Score 1) 33

Monsignor Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître was a Belgian Roman Catholic priest, honorary prelate, professor of physics and astronomer at the Catholic University of Leuven. He sometimes used the title Abbé or Monseigneur.
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Lemaître proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe, which he called his 'hypothesis of the primeval atom'.

No reasons why faith & science can't co exist

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