"Google has announced that further steps were taken by handing over the entire company to the RIAA and the MPAA. The two will now be taking over the entire company along with all assets and complete control. From here on out, the RIAA and MPAA now fully own, operate, and control the company."
"While this may sound like a lot, the two expect Google and its employees to go a step even further to combat piracy by handing over their homes, bank accounts, fillings from their teeth, hard drives, laptops, electronic equipment, video game consoles, cars, SUVs, farm animals, donkeys, shaved yaks, farming equipment, CDs, phonographs, wheel barrows, wives, husbands, children, furniture, organs, and anything else the two organizations deem necessary to combat piracy."
Sure. What you're seeing isn't actually real. You see, we actually live in The Matrix. And everything is merely impulses in the brain. And when we read something, it's not actually there. When someone commits an act of copyright infringement, they didn't really do it because whatever they downloaded/uploaded doesn't really exist.
So logically, if something is classified and released to the world for all to read, the government then has the authority to say that the 'something' out there isn't really out there, and is therefore still classified. This argument might work for judges who may have a Swiss bank account being funded by *AAs or pharma companies. They don't actually exist, and so therefore aren't really there. But in reality, those aren't there. They don't exist. It's not real. Nothing is real. It's all made up.
Seems perfectly reasonable to me... or maybe I'm just smoking the same weed the government is. (NOTE: I don't really smoke weed. It doesn't exist so it's not there and I don't do it.)
But that's how "terrorists" operate! Al Qaeda tells its members to 'dance'. And that leads to all sorts of national security issues. The Charleston??? Don't they realize that could lead to worse things like... the Mashed Potato? Or The Hustle? Or God forbid, The Running Man??? We can't have that!
Dancing leads to dating... And dating leads to marriage... And marriage leads to divorce... And divorce leads to violence! And violence is used by terrorists!! So using logic, dancing must lead to terrorism. So we have to stop dancing wherever and whenever possible. Can't you all see this?? It's horrible!!! Oh, the humanity!!
A real problem is actually on its way out of our solar system. The Voyager probes include music from our planet... recordings of languages, speeches, and you-guessed-it, music. That music is coming up on 30 years old and its definitely run out of licensing. The music industry in charge of that music better go retrieve it.
There it is, flying out of our solar system and into the cosmos. And on a gold record which means it's going to last for a million years (or until it gets destroyed by getting sucked into a black hole or fall into a star). I seriously doubt NASA licensed that music for that long. What is the going rate for licensing a song for a million years? Probably a 100,000 times more than NASA spends on its space research program in one year (if attorneys and head honchos for the RIAA have their way). And how come we don't hear about any sort of lawsuits against NASA?
If I burned a gold CD of a bunch of music and shot it out into space for aliens to listen to, you can bet I'd have lawyers busting down my door with court orders and M-16s coming out of black helicopters sporting bulletproof vests while five M1A1 Abrams tanks crush into my house and level it just because I might own a crossbow or something.
Could it be Oracle just wanted to say in the future that they "settled" rather than lost? Losing outright would mean everyone could use snippets of code or whatever. Settling means they didn't actually lose, but they could seek damages from anyone else.
I don't know what's worse. That link... Or the fact that I clicked on it with that faint, distant hope like a light at the end of a train tunnel that something might actually come up through OpenDNS... until I got hit by OpenDNS'es denial page in the shape of that freight train...
Won't be long now before the porn industry starts trying to get ones like .tatas or .nards or .nads or even .shlong. Or perhaps some mundane ones like .the or .and. I think we should add another layer of complexity and go for the ever popular:
Try explaining that one to a friend. "... dot nodot. No! Put the dot and now nodot. No! Don't erase the dot. It's dot nodot. What the hell are you doing??? Just write it down. Dot! Nodot!!"
Did you really expect anything less from the US Government? The same people that accuse people they're running against of being tax money wasters, selfish money grubbers, and probably pedophiles? The same people who promise transparency and then go back on their word? The same people who 'protect' whistleblowers while simultaneously crucifying Wikileaks? The same people who swear to represent the American people while simultaneously working as the RIAA's and MPAA's little lackey because they received a few extra million in their swiss bank accounts? The same people who declare they represent freedom of the people while taking away rights guaranteed under the US Constitution? The same people who blind themselves to laws and rule in favor of giant corporations while sh*tting on the little guy whenever they damn well please? The same people who swear they're being conservative in spending tax dollars as they 'triple dip' into retirement funds that cost the people billions per year?
You mean those people?
Did you really expect anything less from them? We don't vote them into office. They put themselves there under the disguise of the "voting system". Welcome to America. Land of the almost free and home of the corrupt politicians.
It's true!!! In fact, not one movie, music, game, or application file has EVER been downloaded... by the galaxy of Andromeda. That's 100%!!! Proof that anti-piracy initiatives and laws like Protect-IP and ACTA work. They were implemented in other galaxies, so that's undeniable evidence that we need laws to remove rights from all citizens all over the world. That's AMAZING!!! If it works in other galaxies and on other planets, then surely it will work here.
Lets here it for not over-exaggerating!! HOORAY!!!
That's easy. Just request that the judge put everything on hold (lawsuit, procedings, etc.) until DMN can fund and research going back in time to change the past. Once there, they can change the past so logs are kept for several years, whereby they teleport back to existing time to present the logs. Easy. Shouldn't take more than eight hundred years. Otherwise, they'll just have to tell the judge "Sorry, your S.O.L." Bummer.
One hopes that his successor, Michael Daniel, will be similarly willing to push back against the rush of hype around "cybersecurity."
That's doubtful. Slowly but surely they're getting rid of all the voices that oppose the White House's socialist agenda. No doubt the administration made things so hard on Howard Schmidt because of his stance and they intend to control Michael Daniel with a clentched fist. He'll fall to the regime that will eventually lead to the US becoming socialist and it's people so tightly controlled that nobody will have any privacy even in their own homes and minds, and every American will be forced to have a camera in every corner in their house and pointed at their beds to make sure they aren't terrorists. Every trip starts with the first step, and censorship/slavery is where it all starts.
... Is it a conspiracy theory if they really are out to do it??
Two years is ok. But Neverwinter Nights I is a game by Bioware that was released in 2002. They allowed people to create their own mods, worlds, etc. and the game is still around today. It's still a lot more popular than Neverwinter Nights 2. NWN 1 had SecuRom as a DRM, but the developers removed it completely. There's no verification server anymore, but the game still plays without a hitch.
People are still releasing mods, server worlds, and non-Bioware enthusiests are even releasing a patch for the game (Bioware didn't release the source code, so the patch seems to be viewed as worrying). Just another example of developers doing something right.
Are judges going to start dressing up in blue and gold armor and walk around passing judgment on people they think broke the law? Are they going to break out an overpowered pistol with explosive rounds and blow up any computer servers they don't like? When someone says "Not guilty", are they going to spout off some lame comment about they knew the defendent was going to say that? Sounds like some bad movie...
I guess it's no wonder the judicial branch has become the MPAA lackeys and servants. What more proof do you need that the two are in bed together? The movie industry is becoming the judicial branch, and the judicial branch is becoming the movie industry.
This is how it all begins. The New World Order is beginning to take its place among the nations. The One World Government is starting with the powerful in America and is reaching out to rule all of the nations. Not one government anywhere can defend its people or its property. Soon, we shall all be slaves. America is coming to rule all of the nations. The biggest nations will fall first, and the smaller ones after.
"Intellectual Property" is the smoke screen that comes before the attack. Nobody will be safe. Have a nice day!
I thought that's what the whole GSA fiasco was for. Draw our attention away from the stricter IP laws and loss of our first amendment rights. Damn it. I guess the American people aren't fooled. The government better invade a small country suspected of terrorist ties then, otherwise there would be more protests.
And protests against laws taking away American rights is downright un-American...
The entertainment industry constantly states that these cyberlockers simply don't go far enough to curb the 'piracy'. The lockers remove the ability to share, to search, etc. etc. and it still doesn't go far enough. You just can't please them.
Handing over all root and administrator passwords isn't going far enough. Shutting down the lockers isn't going far enough. Shutting down the internet isn't going far enough. Taking a sledgehammer to the hard drives and blowing up the planet isn't going far enough. The entire universe imploding in on itself isn't going far enough.