Which rights are you talking about...
Please consider carefully especially when you realise and understand that copyright or any Intellectual property is NOT a right at all instead it is a LIMITED PRIVILEGE ONLY!
Whereas the ability to COPY is a fundamental right that is constrained by statute, and therefore not inherent, by the limited privilege of copyright
So I ask you again... WHAT RIGHTS ARE YOU BLABBERING ON ABOUT?
Re: Re: Ankle-biters at Gawker have gotten outside the fence!
We defend the offensive, the vile, the vulgar, and the disturbing because we must.
This a thousand times this...
The interesting thing is that OOTB is itself protected by this otherwise I finding him/it vulgar, vile, disturbing and offensive to my intelligent would be able to shut him up with legal shenanigans too.. Damnation!!! ;)
A bench warrant against whom? Gawker is a company (ie: a legal fiction) and not a natural person in the criminal sense of the word.
A bench warrant would have to be against EVERY person in Gawker who had any knowledge (and authority) to both ignore and delete the offending article. Otherwise the Judge will be sanctioned himself.
Though ONLY in the USA can a Federal court give one order then a state based court give a totally different order due to the state based judge playing the 'butthurt' card. Especially when both claims all are based under Federal Constitutional claims or Federal Statutes
True, though the ABS data and that includes the Business data they collect as well, not just the major census data has ALWAYS been free (I was using it way back in 90's at zero cost) to use by anyone just as long as attribution is correctly done.
The physical product be it tape, floppy disc, CD, DVD - yep I remember all ;) - was always an added price like anything that requires a bit more labour from governmental departments, though compared to other databases $250 is a minute amount.
Re: goggle has compatibility, with the word, I donít. know, why information given, is so easy too get off her phone..if i put my name as i first tried to do bt failed.. i would never have seen your. page so thank you. love this, a hell of a lot more, th
Otherwise you can go directly to the digital archive Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), which the book I linked to above is actually a companion for. Though it's more a legalistic reference its still a handy reference place in its own right especially when searching on specific locations, and case law.
Re: Number of people employed at McDonald's may be all-time high too.
I am going to do you a favour OOTB, I am giving you this link that is the book "Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright (2010)" that is able to be FREELY read in full online (hit the button that says "Read Full Text Online") where you will be able to unequivocally understand the actual legal, social, economical and cultural reason for the existence of the idea of Copyright as far back as the Licensing Act (UK) of 1662 - a precursor to the Statute of Anne based on international treaties at the time.
From this you will understand that 'common law' had nothing to do with the implementation of copyright and more to do with treaties, licensing, and the propping up of Business's that supported the government of the day (sort of exactly like today too).
It's sometimes a dry read (400+ pages) but also quite fascinating at times with the historical viewpoints too.
Have fun and before you spout off any more actually know what you are talking about.
Re: Response to: G Thompson on Apr 12th, 2013 @ 10:29pm
Wow you either weren't around back then or love to copy/paste without actually researching.
Mac Write was NOT the precursor to modern Word processors in any way.. Wordstar would hold more claim to that than any Mac product especially since it was the first truly WYSIWIG system. (under MSDOS not under CP/M though)
In fact to go back earlier the WANG and the AES systems were the first CRT based innovation systems that we know now as Word Processors.
And programs like pfs Write, WordPerfect, MS Word and MultiMate were all before Mac Write... Though Mac write and MS Word were the first true 'bitmap' style word processors.. though they Did not make Word processors what they are to day... Wordstar, and AES did!
Re: WILL "lead to too much litigation." Dead cert.
You seem to have this misunderstanding that being litigious at all costs is how the rest of the world functions.
Let me tell you a little secret.. THEY DONT! In fact the litigation reforms in places like Australia (which aren't really reforms since we have had them for over a quarter century now) mean that if some content owner tries to litigate they better have a good case because if the lose they HAVE TO PAY. Yes Loser pays here.. WOOT! It's like an ANTI-SLAP legislation without their having to be a specific legislation and application of it.
So NO.. there will not be any more or less litigation with a 'fair use' defence within Australia.
As for the rest of your blathering in the last paragraph... have you ever thought of Stress Management or Cognitive Based Training or even alcohol - it might help the voices
you could get a keyboard for a Datapoint 3300 in 1968-9 so NO Apple were not the first to use a keyboard by any shape of the imagination and not even for the newer "personal Computers" that were being created in Backyarfd either.
Keyboards have been around ever since the BINAC used a jerry rigged typewriter to enter data. Though were more prevalent and necessary with the introduction of terminals (hence why one was included with the 3300)
As for Lisa (or the Macintosh XL as it was called to try to mitigate its failure) it was all based on the Xerox Alto (1974) which used smalltalk.
Stating that the LISA was a home machine is a bit strange especially when it was being sold in 81 (it's release) at a whopping $10,000. The LISA II was a bit less expensive but the major reason for the LISA's failure was it's price.
The Xerox Star was a lot better and pure GUI machine and a lot less expensive. But it really wasn't until 1985 that machines were ever truly cheap enough for the home/SME market and then a major competitor GUI by the name of GEM came along.