> we are indeed having some weird site issues this morning...
Truly indeed. No trolls show up on a post which just begs for someone to claim that Mike is being a "pirate apologist" (when, actually, he's merely being critical of how copyright law defines infringement).
> This is the definition of your favorite tactic: FUD!
Wait a second, I'm confused? You're claiming Mike is a copyright maximalist? You know, like the ones claiming that without copyright/SOPA/DRM/DCMA/extension/harmonization/N-strikes/... (or instead that with VCR/P2P/proxies/encryption/...) the fundamental forces binding the universe/economy together would suddenly cease in an apocalyptic finale?
A bit reminiscent of the 2012 Ig Nobel prize in Literature:
LITERATURE PRIZE: The US Government General Accountability Office, for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.
All of the Humble Bundle offers are time-limited (something like 2 weeks, if I remember correctly).
Sometimes components of old Humble Bundles offerings are re-offered as bonuses on new bundles, however. Luckily they let you customize the payment split (otherwise I'd have paid for World of Goo, for example, something like 3 times)...
> is as effective as telling us that we can't
> point out that the Emperor is completely butt nekkid
Well, actually, if you consider the original story, a major lesson was that the vast majority of people were too afraid to (be the first person to) point that out. Which only emphasizes the great value to society which anonymity on the net provides --- with it, anyone can be a "little boy".
Everywhere? You jest. Let me see... somehow "fair use" isn't mentioned in the posts on the following, rather common subjects
Bad faith/bugily automated takedowns where there is no possible claim for the plaintiff to have rights
Legacy industries not understanding the need to adapt their business models
Democracy being undermined by lack of transparency on the part of government, especially in the realm of international IP treaties
Every post about patents, since "fair use" doesn't apply there
Legacy industry using government regulation to block/kill innovative new budding competitors
Collateral damage which ensues when actual copyright infringement is stopped by law enforcement
Wonderful anecdotes of new business models for artists which have worked
Clueless governments trying to prevent "bad things" on the net, like trolling or criticism
In fact, as I write this, the last 20 RSS topics which I see in my feed include only one post concerning "fair use", and that only peripherally: it was mainly about how abusers of the DMCA practically cannot be punished (in the particular case in the post, the content which was claimed to be infringing was ruled to be a "fair use").
BTW, "fair use" is everywhere in real life. You should take off your blinders...