This is actually a case where profits are being made from the use of the beastie boys content.
You mean just like when the Beastie Boys made profits from using the content of others.
I am normally completely against most copyright laws but when someone is benefiting financially from someone eases work i just dont see how it can be declared fair use.
You mean like the Beastie Boys benefiting financially from someone else's work. I'm guessing the part of copyright you're aganst is fair use?
That goes totally against the principles of copyright law as I want it to be...
How your wants are relevant to this, or to what copyright law actually is?
...where those benefiting financially from using someones content should be paying the original creator.
I guess in your world the Beastie Boys should be paying some original creators some money.
And should be forced to pay a licence for using it if they want to sell them a licence.
Umm...last I checked, fair use doesn't require any payments or licenses (wouldn't be fair use if it did).
I am now wondering if this case was not started just for the attention the case and therefore the advert would receive, It has received a lot of from the articles that have been written about it.
Probably not. If any legal advice was sought on the song being used, most lawyers would probably say it's fair use parody. Using the possibility of getting your ass sued off in exchange for free publicity is not a very good marketing strategy.
Re: Re: how do you get rid of it and unlock your system?
That makes as much sense as recommending someone buy a new house and belongings just because the last one got burglarized. All OSes and software have security vulnerabilities, you're just trading one set of them for another. And if the poor sucker doesn't know how to secure a Windows box--he sure as hell won't have a clue about what to do with a Linux one (guess you must like support calls).
How do you remove this virus?--You can use one of several boot disk anti-virus scanners. How can you get this virus?--By visiting a website that has been coded to deliver it through any software vulnerability it discovers in the web browser or plug-ins that you have installed. The infecting website can even be a perfectly legit one that has been hacked. The best defense is to keep your OS and anti-virus up to date, keep your firewall on, and disable auto-loading of scripts and plug-ins in your browser. And for Bog's sake if you have Java installed on your system--uninstall it--unless you absolutely need it to run something (and if that were me I would look for an alternative, or do without).
No, you and all the other shills need to realize that there is--and can never be--any absolute answer to these questions.
Does piracy increase sales? Yes, in some circumstances, it does.
Does piracy equal a lost sale? Again, yes, in some circumstances it can.
Does piracy have no effect on sales? And once again, in some circumstances, yes.
Does piracy redistribute wealth? For Bog's sake, yes. This is basic economics--money not spent in one sector of the economy is always transfered to another (unless the pirate is some kind of cheapskate freak, and hoards the money he saves by pirating in a mattress, never to be seen again).
The scary thing is all of the alleged forensic sciences we've been relying on in our justice system for so long are little more than guesswork. The only one with any repeatable scientific proof behind it is DNA analysis.
This is the real problem these reporters need to be reporting. Lazy ass parents who refuse to take the ten seconds it took me to find this, this, this, and this on the web, and the ten minutes it would take to set it up. But I guess it's just much easier (and better for your ratings) to blame everything else for the fact that these people are shitty parents who shouldn't have children.