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Comment Re:Stallman and FOSS (Score 1) 1452

>> Linux geeks ... are happy to see people die.

>He did not say that. He said, 'I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone.'

He (tech4) did not say that. Effective use of ellipses there to intentionally misquote someone. He said "Now people will think of Linux geeks as those lunatics who are happy to see people die." He (tech4) KNOWS that he (Stallman) didn't say that, but it's certainly true that "people" are likely to think "... of Linux geeks as those lunatics who are happy to see people die." That's what some people will think *regardless* of what Stallman actually said.

Comment Re:Definition of "publicly" in US copyright law (Score 1) 189

They really don't have access to it. If they did then they'd have to put up with me pausing the movie to go to the bathroom or to the kitchen for a snack. In the former case it could be a long wait.

Alter the question slightly and ask how is "transmitting" the video over the Internet any different than "transmitting" a DVD from the rental store to my house?

As a movie rental consumer, what rights do I have? I've paid my X dollars to Blockbuster, what rights do I now have regarding the DVD? Can I copy it? No, it's not my DVD. Can I watch it? Yes. Legally, what is that actual right?

Whatever that right actually is should apply regardless of where the DVD is or how it the content came to be displayed before my eyes.

Even with rental stores, there is *already* "a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family and its social acquaintances" potentially have access to it." Anyone can walk in and rent it - unless it's already out.

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