'Merica - Home of the meek. A child's drawing is so terrifying we had to destroy his life. A child's imagination so dangerous, EVERYONE COULD DIE!
The parents in these districts need to start recalling their school boards and finding people willing to risk drawings and imagining. Give up the idea that this is the real danger to kids, the real danger is that you simple minded asshats are going to turn your children into drones to be exploited for life. Never dreaming to be more than a faceless cog in the machines making people who could dream rich.
They system they learned worked with physical objects. This is why they always treat digital like the physical counterparts. They are unable to view the business in any other manner. It used to be anyone who suggested these sorts of things was run out of the company. Now they have entire departments to sort these things out, the problem is they are filled with people who are old school.
I am shocked they used such a recent title, and I have hope that we will see maybe a 13 month old title toyed with next to prove it wasn't a fluke.
Fact - The **AA's and their global subsidiaries time and time against violate copyright when it benefits them. Fact - They have no problem seeking huge sums of cash from people they alleged infringed copyright. Fact - When their own membership was caught engaged in commercial copyright theft, they remained silent. Fact - When people suggest the membership face the same damages they demand from others, it is always a 'misunderstanding'. Fact - Despite laws, they lobbied into place, they always demand that 3rd parties go above and beyond or face pointless high value lawsuits. Fact - They mislead everyone about the actual "damages" and decry anyone who questions the math and the faulty application of it. Fact - 6 Strikes holds account holders responsible for alleged infringement (recorded by a company that CREATED infringement to profit from in a court case) even if they had no knowledge of it. Fact - Like those in power, they feel the rules do not apply to them setting a bad example for how they demand everyone else behave. Fact - These groups exist to keep a business model from having to meet the demands of its customers. Any other business is forced to adapt to changes or fail. Fact - Because they can imagine a nightmare scenario, legal and valid uses of technology have been outlawed or blocked from being useful to consumers. Fact - They support a business model that steals more from artists than ever could be claims as actual losses to piracy. Fact - Piracy is a very good indicator that the market demands are not being met.
Your an apologist shill trying to shift the blame away from the industry, ignoring the industry often pushes the blame onto innocent parties.
Fact - You just got owned by a guy with a trendy avatar.
Then there is the fact that she is a "professional" tester to see if people meet what she thinks the ADA demands. Teamed up with a "class action" lawyer who files 'pay me or I ruin your almost settled action' lawsuits.
And there were questions about some of the class action 'victims' he represented... one had a name that matched a name with a constantly shifting spelling...
One might have noticed a theme with Pretenda related lawyers, they promise clients lots of cash to compensate them for their "damages" and to keep that cash flowing one has to keep filing.
So because someone paid a fortune for something, it suddenly has that value?
Your new car drops to half value when you drive off the lot. That diamond drops in value once you buy it.
Just because you paid X doesn't entitle you to extract X.
And as Rockstar is a separate entity, I'd still like to know how much others using the patents are paying them. I mean unless your charging different rates to hinder others in competition with you in the free market.
Perhaps it is time that the terms granted to the 'non-owners' be introduced to the courts. Patents are supposed to protect those poor inventors, and it seems highly unfair that a party should pay a cent more than other parties who are also using the same "invention".
It would be interesting for them to have to disclose how much MS & Apple paid for the rights to use the innovation, and that setting the bar.
Patents are not supposed to be a weapon to stifle innovation so that others in the same space don't have to keep up with advances in technology. Patents are not supposed to generate a windfall to those who aren't competing. Patents are not supposed to be a gotcha, used after someone else put it into practice to line the pockets of those who do nothing with the innovation.
How patents are being used are not beneficial to the public, who are supposed to benefit from these laws. Higher prices, crappier products, and even being sued for using a device in the market was never what was intended and it is high time this bullshit be put to an end.
Patents, how they currently operate, merely benefit lawyers who are extracting wealth for doing no more than laying in weight for someone to step into the trap.
And no one was surprised. When the people in charge are nothing more than extensions of what corporations want, the system is broken.
IP is not some great magicly money making thing, it creates money by taking it from people who actually work on making things rather than slapping on the internet onto basic ideas and sitting in wait to extract cash from those who try to innovate.