Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Hey US mind your own business (Score 4, Insightful) 119

People in Switzerland start to be really annoyed by the US behavior. More and more people now consider the US as a big bully. No surprise that more and more people even in Switzerland start to see Russia and China as valid partners (Switzerland even signed a free trade agreement with China). A quick example, the US forced Switzerland to automatically provide information on bank account but at the same is refusing to do the same. Regarding IP laws, any change will be fought by the people and it is certain that it will trigger a referendum. I think that the US will keep Switzerland on their black list for a very long time. Now it is no more a question of IP laws, it is a matter to oppose direct change of Swiss laws by a country that is less and less see a valid ally.

Comment Re:Isn't the current mouse protection rule ... (Score 2) 207

It has been says in Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp that you cannot use trademark to restrict the usage of the public domain. Of course this won't prevent "clever" people to try to game the system by using trademark and creating lawsuit (like for Zorro, Tarzan, etc.)

Comment Re: The world needs the U.S. more... (Score 1) 381

I think that you should learn a little bit about the foreign policy of your country. Try to do business with a country under US embargo, the US will go after you wherever you are (and will try to deny you to trade with US dollar, even if you have no ties to the USA). In my country, I have to sign a fucking paper stating that I'm not a US citizen to open a bank account because your country tries to enforce its laws all over the world. Your country is the only one in the world who tries to tax its citizen wherever they are, disregarding the local tax system, and I'm not talking about any subject related to IP as the number of example will just skyrocket (Megaupload for instance) Seeing a US citizen complaining that another country is trying to enforce its laws all over the world is just a sick joke. That's how you behave every single day!

Comment Re:Still in sad condition (Score 3, Interesting) 176

And if you want to move to France, you still get roman arena (quite well preserved) in use and where animal still get killed: * Arles Amphitheatre (built 10 year after Collessum) where Bullfight still take place * Arena of Nîmes (90-120AD), also used for bullfight

Slashdot Top Deals

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith. - Paul Tillich, German theologian and historian