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Submission + - Photography rights in the U.S. (

A Commentor writes: "With law enforcement harassing photographers, the ACLU has provided information on photographer's rights in the U.S.: Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply."

Comment Re:Was he really criticizing religion per se? (Score 1) 775

N.B. that large portions of what he said to the class was left out by the plaintiff in order to make his position weaker. As he chose for the judge to hear the case and not a jury, he was not permitted to challenge the validity, legality, or completeness of evidence provided. As such, entire minutes of discussion could have been left out in the transcripts because it was not accurately provided by the plaintiff to the court. And, as such, his arguments very well could be perfectly valid.

Comment Re:Big Corporation (Score 1) 176

The East India Company was a government-sponsored monopoly on many goods and services related to trade on the high seas. So it wasn't actually a protest against the East India Company, just a protest against everything related to the British government in regards to intercontinental trade and taxation.

Comment Re:Get another ISP! (Score 1) 379

Fair use as long as they stay within the legal boundaries of it. Most of what google does is list a hundred or two hundred words from your site and then send people to your site. It's a lot different from taking copyrighted search results and a copyrighted page and advertisements, and changing them mid-stream claiming them to be google's.

Comment Re:Outlook's icon is a clock (Score 1, Interesting) 233

If people were to use any of the KDE applications, there is a great all in one organizer application called Kontact which includes an e-mail client fully integrated into it. So yes, there are OpenSource e-mail `clients` with an appointment calendar. As for Exchange at work, I don't know of any good program that can tie into it, only replace it completely.

Comment Re:Surely not (Score 3, Interesting) 246

105. Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government, but the United States Government is not precluded from receiving and holding copyrights transferred to it by assignment, bequest, or otherwise. It's not copyrighted.

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