My last few job interviews have focused on interview segments with colleagues. I enjoyed asking them "What's your favorite part of working here?"
That would be more like "Beloe bratstvo" (I think there was a cult by that name a while back). The English word "beluga" does come from Russian (according to wikipedia), and the "bel" part does indicate whiteness-- which is why "white whale" redirects to "beluga".
You make a good point that a lot of street styles are benefiting from the increased possibilities of information distribution afforded by the internet. But I wonder if you know the impact copyright is really having on dance.
I heard recently of some ballroom friends saying to their teacher "you know, it would be easier to practice at home if we could make videos of these steps", and the teacher says "Nope! These steps are choreography copyrighted by the man, and we're not to make videos of them."
Wait, aren't these threads usually supposed to go in descending order?
I'm putting off studying for finals, and have nothing better to do than shoot my mouth off on Slashdot. I'm honestly snarky. As a human being who stands to benefit when culture grows through the free exchange of information, why would I approve of what copyright maximalists are doing? I mean, if I had to buy the albums of every MP3 I have on my hard drive, I would never have money again (or else I'd have to work harder to make a lot of money, and/or give up some of my music: both of which I would probably enjoy less).
I remember when AudioGalaxy got shut down. It was a horrible feeling. I wanted to find and beat the crap out of the people who ruined it.
I'm looking for a well-written and researched piece that can tell me why copyright and other intellectual property laws are good for society, not just some crap "I just want people to give me money" argument.
I mean, a lot of justifications I've seen for what they're doing are based around legal arguments (some would say loops). I'm actually more interested in the ethical side of things. Why is making it hard for people to share ethical?
"Would I turn on the gas if my pal Mugsy were in there?" "You might, rabbit, you might!" -- Looney Tunes, Bugs and Thugs (1954, Friz Freleng)