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Comment Re: Ok, why? (Score 1) 311

Because it's civil forfeiture: you're not innocent or guilty, it is your video that is presumed guilty, and videos/property have no rights. They charge the video for being an illegal copy and take it away. Just like driving with a large amount of cash for purpose of attending an auction is presumed to be carrying drug money.

Comment Re: Ok, why? (Score 1) 311

How about for taking the people out of the loop? This is the WarGames hair-trigger scenario played out with copyright instead of nuclear missiles.

"YouTube, you're listening to a machine! Do the world a favor and don't act like one."

"I loved it when you issued a DMCA takedown for Los Angeles. Suitably ironic ending to the place, don't you think?"

Really, someone should just rewrite the whole script to that movie and make it about copyright out of control. Parody only serious.

"Oh Jesus! I really wanted to learn how to DRM! I swear to God I did."

Comment HTML filters (Score 1) 372

I tried registering a product on-line, but their software would delete any words found in HTML, including e-mail addresses. My address became something like "" because it had the word "table" in it. Both prompts for it were so filtered. It was also to be my login at the site. I couldn't receive the confirmation e-mail because they'd borked it. I got them on the phone and they made the correction in their database (their system was unfiltered) resulting in me still being locked out because the login prompt also stripped out "table"!

Comment Local revocation? (Score 1) 39

If Apple doesn't revoke it, shouldn't it be possible to configure individual machines to revoke such certificates once they're known? Or is that secured against lest someone start putting out malware that installs local revocations of others' certificates, such as one's competitors or anti-malware developers' certificates?

Comment Re:I bet now (Score 1) 69

Just like how ESRB Ao-rated games are listed on XBL, PSN, etc. in the US today. Oh, wait: the console makers don't allow any Ao-rated games to be played on their hardware in the US.

Plus the console makers can excuse themselves by saying they were never designed for the R-18+ rating and opt not to push an update to recognize and thus enable their play, to preserve their family-friendly image.

Comment Obligatory Grammar Lesson (Score -1, Offtopic) 213

reserving domain names for one of her target's 3 year old daughter.

One of the three... daughters... who are old... that the target... adopted... a year ago?

That is a very ugly and incorrect phrase. First, "3-year-old" needs hyphens when used as an adjective for "daughter". Also, leading with "one of" leads the reader into thinking something in there is going to be plural: either "daughters" (if the target had more than one 3-year-old daughter) or, more likely, "targets", which would form the possessive "targets' " (apostrophe trails the s iff the -s suffix signifies a plural). And mixing prepositional possessive phrases with bare possessives is just asking for parsing trouble.

That link-text is more readable as:

reserving domain names for the 3-year-old daughter of one of her targets.

or, the less likely:

reserving domain names for one of the 3-year-old daughters of her target.

that the target had twin girls, or, if even less likely hyphenation error was misconstrued:

reserving domain names for one of the three year-old daughters of her target.

suggesting the target had triplets, each being one year of age.

Whoever edited that submission needs remedial study.

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