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Comment NC is Not in the 6th Circuit (Score 3, Interesting) 222

This court decision is not binding on the state of North Carolina. The Sixth Circuit covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. North Carolina is in the Fourth Circuit. Decisions in other circuits are merely persuasive authority, not binding. Only the Supreme Court can do that.

Comment TSwift is a Hypocrit (Score 1) 288

It's funny how Taylor Swift is the champion for artists rights in these situations but yet she's the biggest hypocrite. A year ago she called out Apple Music on its free month and about how artists would not get paid for that, yet she demanded photographers surrender their rights to images they take of her for worldwide use in perpetuity without any compensation. Junction10 Photography covered this on their blog post "An open response to Taylor Swift’s rant against Apple".

Now she's going after the "safe harbor" clause in the DMCA and about how YouTube is so bad, yet she has no problem abusing the DMCA to have YouTube take down videos that are clearly protected by fair rights usage. In 2014, amidst "The Interview" controversy, she had Shane Dawson's parody video of "Blank Space" taken down. She objected to it because it was "too violent" yet abused copyright law to do it. The only reason it was restored was because Dawson threatened to sue her over it and she knew she'd lose.

Comment What About the Carrier? (Score 1) 257

The main drag on updates isn't always the OEM though. Because Google doesn't exert the level of control that Apple does, the OEMs make the update, send it to the carrier who then fills it with bloatware and releases it at their leisure. I think it was a month in between when Samsung released Android 4.4 for my device and when AT&T finished bloating it and pushed it out.

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