Now lets see how many youtube videos show up on the web ripping holes thru Putin's ruskie gubbermints from foreign interests outside Russia... gotta be some... y'think they'd try extradition on those to Russia? If so the worlds gona be in a lotta hurt.
... now its just a matter of time, before some enterprising screenshot artist gets the idea to do a conversion jobby for twitter user out there in the wild and creates twitter badges or icons with those, are all these GPL'd too?
> Thinks I'll keep my eyes peeled.
> Because, of this little sad thing called greed and the need to quash things in the bud corporate guerilla style.
> You bastards! You vicious, heartless bastards!
> In the business world you either make a profit or you make a fool of yourself.
Instead we get things like this SurfTheChannel 4 Years in Clink, problem instead where they go after imaginary infringers with "Conspiracy" charges just because they'll stick better when all else fails. And yeah even if you're not from U.S.A. it appears they'll extradite peons just because they can. Its F--kin insane! No one is safe. This Chilling Effect Must DIAF!
Its past time to cut the middle men "labels" out and establish your own spearheaded by the Artists themselves; preferably a well oiled coalition cell of established Artisans, be it music, movies or books or what have you and spread the love.
Let the big incumbent labels stew in their own juices when they realize Artists can be smart and inovative enough to establish their own public relations machina, virtual storefronts that aren't dictated to by the RIAA or MPAA. That is unless you want to contribute to the problem of imaginary theivery from both ends where profit goes directly into the court systems.
Now good luck tryna convince me to buy an eReader, any eReader I think I've been totally burnt on the concept.
Sticking to dead trees seems to make the most sense; since those are MINE and I can loan them lend them, rip them up reorganize them or whatever I choose to do with them, as I so wish and all your publishing houses and authors guilds and whaterver can go pound sand. Nyah Nyah..!.
ZOMG! Its true! The entire Western Hemisphere, thirty five countries from Greenland all the way down south to Cape Horn thats the America's! The United States alone is just ONE little country. And I'm pretty damn sure those warrants will be needed outside of the United States. So youse federales STFU and git outa my part of the America's!
This is My Bitchfork, there are many like it but this one is mine.
Bah screw this I'm not going to buy an eReader or ebooks after all. Dead Tree Editions ONLY.
Meanwhiles... your self serving "Authors Guild" pissants are on my DO NOT BUY FROM EVER list.
You just suicided your sales. Major FU! My books, I own them.
No Bookstore/vendor nor the author can take them away from me. I can loan them to whomever I wish for however long I wish and the author can go pound sand.!..
Yeah you heard me, authors who think this is wrong are gona find themselves TARGETS. I will DROP every author that seeks to prevent people from sharing their bought & paid for eBooks with others. PERIOD.
XBMC is one of those places where crowd sourcing works wonderfully. Gotta love subtitles even if they don't synch up quite perfectly right off they're doing a fantastic job. So, shout outs to all those who've been making plugin's and add-ons, linking up shows and putting up subtitles! A great big Thank You to all of you from all of us! Special thanks to addic7ted, sc0rp, and the gang! Keep 'em commin'. Kudo's to Navi-X, Ice Films, Project FreeTV, 1Channel. You know who you are. We Love You!
>> the Olympic Overlords, Masters of Medals, Rulers of the Rings, Tyrants of Takedowns, Coverers of Unsponsored Logos, Owners of the Word "Olympic". All hail the overlords! Their word is law, and their vengeance is swift!
> self-publishers who sell at low prices are lesser artists and should be mocked, pitied or ignored.
This is a clear and present fallacy. Self published authors will have a greater piece of the pie once they've become established and recognized names in the industry. To otherwise argue is to have ones head in the sand ostritch style.
It is my belief that successful Self ePublished Authors will have assembled their own 'in house' marketing & editing departments. Gone are the days when dead tree publishers get to rob the author(s)using industry clout and lawyerly weasle words. Terry Goodkind, (Wizards First Rule,) is one such successful Author who's taken things to the next level.
Maybe its time someone got clever and coded a whole brand new opensource short messaging protocol and made it stand alone interactive non corporate or central body goverened for people to do as they pleased notwithstanding jurisdictional rules and ebil greedy sue happy nutballs like so many self serving lawyerly type morons.
> Communications wants to be FREE.
> Sharing is caring.
Then we can be ourselves with impunity and totally side step insidious Twitterati regimes. Fear us, we are legion!
I can understand "Monster Energy" as a concept a copyright a trademark but that doesn't give them the be all owner of every single fricken "monster" handle on the planet, much less a single "M" letter. Dis just nutso.
And here I was drooling at the prospect of buying Terry Goodkind's new release of The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus since Goodkind has decided to cut out the middle man and self publish; with no prospect of a hard copy dead tree edition forthcomming.
And so I found myself thrust into the world of eReaders to navigate. Unfortunately for me the Kobo Vox looked nifty, sounded nifty, though lacking a backlight or a lit screen for night time in the dark reading and an underpowered processor. I'd viewed a few comparisons on Youtube between the Kobo Vox and other eReaders like the Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire, Sony eReader, and many others. And while having access to the google and android markets made it all the more tempting; I still found myself wanting. I'd hoped maybe Kobo heard the masses and might've had something more powerful sitting in the wings for eventual release. I don't think I'll hold my breath.
Now I'm seriously considering a Samsung tablet instead, might as well go whole hog. After all I don't only read ebooks but I also watch xbmc on my devices. So its entirely possible I'll skip the whole stand alone eReader market after all.
Whatever is DRM free, isn't locked down to a single vendor or require a contract with horrible ISP's, has wifi and interactivity with my own home network will win out in the end.
I don't think they're using tiny fonts exactly; Every 'period mark' that follows each sentence in their doccuments is in itself a microdot encoded with their legalese on everything from copyrights to patents, including their weasle words and escape clauses.