Re: Re: Re: Too many thieves and pirates break ANY business model.
I take special care to not infringe on copyrights, although certainly not because I believe in copyright law as it is. I don't pretend that I haven't ran afoul of copyright law, though.. I'm pretty sure thats not actually possible to accomplish in our day and age. Just that I do my absolute humble best not to.
I hope it's not my statement that is offensive? I'm just making the moral argument that ootb requested:
Even if you assume that copyright infringment is wrong
It doesn't change whether or not punishing those who are not responsible is wrong.
The fact that this change specifically only deals with the case where there is no copyright infringment involved *does* tell you that it cannot possibly weaken copyrights. It does weaken the ability to harrass people for other reasons that are not related to your copyrights, though... That is the whole point.
I agree. It is complete nonsense so it must be part of copyright law. If you are not doing anything related to copying anything or even related to copyrighted content in any way, you are infringing on copyright. Makes sense in a copyright law kinda way. Must be part of copyright law. Gold Star!
That article you linked to doesn't seem to say that mass shootings are decreasing at all. It says there hasn't been an increasing trend over the last "several decades", but it definately increased in 2012. It doesn't seem to make the claim that there has been a decreasing trend either, though, and seems to just assume that 2012 was an anomaly and can be ignored.
exactly. Combine that with the fact that at least a few people think there is the potential for a problem and how much airlines love security theater, and you have your reason. No one said it was going to be a good reason :)
Way I see it is basically their house, their rules. I wouldn't be happy if someone ignored my rules at my place because they thought they knew better than me and there is no evidence that marble can be harmed by not using coasters (or whatever), so I try not to do it to others unless theres good reason..
The reason is that they aren't 100% sure that the phone couldn't interfere with the plane in some freak million to one scenario that no one has thought of. It's not because they expect interference, or because interference is likely, it's just because they haven't tested every phone in every situation. Of course they know there is hardly any chance of a problem. If there was decent chance of a problem, you can bet they wouldn't rely on their current "say and pray" policy for handling it.
On the other hand, if there was some freak problem caused by interference from a cell phone, they don't have to take responsibility for it as long as they have their token policy in place.