How the hell are non-Chinese, for example, every going to figure out how to type a Chinese address?
People will figure out strategies to make use of these URLs.
The simplest one: write it down. It's not like the spelling of Hudong or Zhongguo is obvious when you have only heard it.
Who would have taken the politicians and IT management out for steak dinners... pretty power point presentations
There are lots of companies who sell open-source "solutions", like Red Hat, Canonical, and Novell. Why wouldn't they wine and dine?
A 6mm 12"x9.5" piece of regular (not anti-glare) glass costs less than $10 to get cut. However, I haven't figured out a good way yet to use the glass without damaging the book's spine (while also operating the entire contraption quickly). That's why I want to use "heavy" image manipulation myself.
[P]irate battle.net servers will be created no matter what precautions you take. This is a point that has been proven time and time again by other companies seeking to use DRM.
And this is a fallacy made time and time again regarding DRM—that DRM needs to prevent absolutely all piracy ever to be useful for a company.
As has been noted by other posters, non-commercial political speech is essentially the most protected form of speech that there is.
Many/most of the posters don't seem to understand though that the point of parody being protected is not so a person can rip off any copyrighted work as long as they're making fun of something, but rather so a person can make fun of the copyrighted work itself. What you quote though—"the original work need not be the sole subject of the parody" and "reasonably could be perceived as commenting on the original or criticizing it, to some degree"—somewhat clarifies things for me.
The system was down for backups from 5am to 10am last Saturday.