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Comment Re:What about if he donated to the wrong ideology? (Score 1, Informative) 478

Easy. There's a rather remarkable difference between "I do not believe in same-sex marriage" and "I do not believe in same-sex marriage so much that I am going to donate money to have that right taken away".

It was the same thing with Chick-Fil-A. It wasn't Dan Cathy's stance but rather the fact he was giving money to an SPLC-designated hate group which, among other things, advocates kidnapping the children of LGBT families to "rescue" them.

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.

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