how many of those look legal to you?
You can't make an assumption of a files copyright status simply by looking at the filename or even the content. The songwriter Edwin Collins is often prevented from sharing his own music because of a belief that it MUST be a big companies "property".
What if I create a movie/song/ebook/document and want to share it but the filename makes it look "illegal"?
Surely the assumption must be innocent until proven guilty?
First they give 3 million people access to this information and then they complain at a guy that has nothing to do with it. Given the way the US threats people I am sure that the poor soldier who has been in isolation for months has gotten 'an offer he can't refuse' to sign a fake testimony against Assange.
Testimony? They don't need testimony. They have chat logs implicating Assange in aiding Bradley Manning with submitting the documents. The law is pretty clear about these things. We'll just have to wait for his trial.
Incorrect, they only have chat logs between Manning and Lamo (the person who reported Manning). http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/wikileaks-chat/
Why has Slashdot become so successful?
Slashdot is successful for the same reasons anything else is. We provided something that was needed before anyone else did, and we worked (and continue to work) our butts off to make it as good as it could be.
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Those were the days....
In Djibouti at the gateway of the Red Sea an oceanographic marvel is occurring - a new ocean is being formed. This ocean is being created by the tectonic plates of Africa and Arabia being torn apart. All oceans are formed in this way, but this is one of the rare places where this process can be witnessed first hand.
and then they quickly reprogram the other
Why would it have to be quickly if they have a time machine?
They're going to affect the best books too and I'm sure that piracy is going to reduce their sales even more and that's going to remove the incentives to create the better books even more.
Peter Coelho would strongly disagree with you - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080124/08563359.shtml
Roger Friedman, an entertainment columnist for FoxNews.com, discovered over the weekend just what Rupert Murdoch means by "zero tolerance" when it comes to movie piracy. On Friday, the film studio 20th Century Fox — owned by the News Corporation, the media conglomerate ruled by Mr. Murdoch — became angry after reading Mr. Friedman's latest column. The subject was "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," a big-budget movie that was leaked in unfinished form on the Web last week.
Mr. Friedman posted a minireview, adding, "It took really less than seconds to start playing it all right onto my computer."
The film studio, which enlisted the F.B.I. last week to hunt the pirate, put out a statement calling Mr. Friedman's column "reprehensible," among other things. Then the News Corporation weighed in with its own statement, saying it asked had Fox News to remove the column from its Web site. (It did.)
Maybe Fox can get NewsCorp to get the FBI to raid Fox's datacenter? If they would kindly leave the Simpsons, please."
The UK is already overcrowded
I think you mean
The World is already overcrowded
Allowing Workers to freely migrate within the EU was a big mistake and will drive wages down.
I read this argument all the time but I've always received above average wages when working in another Country. Part of the reason I like to work in other Countries is because I want to compete and see how I can cut in in another economy. How does my Scottish education match up to others? Can I be better than I am? Can I learn new skills/methods?
Are you afraid to compete? Would you prefer a handout from the Government? How about a job for life and never having to better yourself?
Part of the reason the UK and other Countries allow/need this immigration is due to the constant need for growth in our economy. How can reducing the overall headcount help this?
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. -- John Kenneth Galbraith