From the quotes I've read attributed to her, I think she needs to start taking her meds again. Maybe she fired her shrink and accused him of being a pirate for prescribing generic drugs. Who knows, but she definitely needs those meds to make her close to sane.
Sorry, can't take someone seriously who writes a line like this:
"Who knows, should the political tide turn Republican Senators might successfully plead they were not ruining the country, they were just suffering from "Anti-American Filibuster Addiction Disorder." "
Not that I like Republicans or Democrats, but how can a political group be ruining the country for forcing the government from passing a law which may help, but may or may not financially ruin the country?
As soon as I read that one line, all credibility is out the door.
Please, OH PLEASE LORD, Let me get on that JURY!!!!
Because if I get on that JURY, the award will only be 3 times the actual damage done. And I'll even be generous, I'll use the newer rate of 3x $1.29 for each of the 26 counts!!!
AND.., I'll be so convincing to the other members of the Jury, that they'll feel like complete morons if they don't go along with me.
If I stole all those from Wal-Mart and got caught, I'd probably have a $200.00 some community service and probation. I think I'd rather have the misdemeanor on my record and the small fine and community service instead of a $50k to $2mil fine!!!
Basically Sarcastic-Mike, the judge is trying to limit the Artist expression / RIAA / license to steal to a more reasonable level, and even expresses he would like to lower the RIAA's license to steal even more!
Maybe it is being recommended they get counseling for the psychological distress they were subjected to by the school and local authorities? I would say I would need city funded counseling for my child and myself if I were subjected to that kind of abuse of power by the local government. Probably speak to a lawyer about a civil suit against the city for violation of my civil rights also.
So should the bar pay royalties to the company that made the pool tables and dart boards? Should the bar pay royalties to the company that made the shot glasses and other glasses? Should the bar pay royalties to the liquor company for reselling it's liquor for a profit? Should the bar pay royalties for the fried food suppliers for reselling the food? Should the bar pay royalties to the icemaker machine company? Ect.., Ect..,
Come on the Bar makes money off of all those things! Why pay royalties (Welfare) to one supplier and not the others? What a F'd up system we have in this world!
That's the point! There shouldn't be an outrageous penalty for licensing a KAROKE machine or Radio or Jukebox. The f'ing artists were already paid for the cd in the jukebox, the cd for the karoke or the radio. F'ing DOUBLE DIPPING IS WRONG!!!
Shakespeare's work was ALL derivative! In fact it most of it was actually downright ripped off from other authors! Technically all Vampire movies are derivative of Bram Stoker's Dracula because he was the one that created the modern incarnation of what people think a vampire is. What if Bram Stoker's family would have had the rights to all vampire movies until 1962, or if it were +70 1982, demanding massive royalties. I could almost guarantee we wouldn't have had as many vampire movies, TV Shows, and books made throughout most of the 20th century.
You see, Copyright is a welfare monopoly! To me, Copyright should NOT be transferable, and SHOULD NOT be longer than the life of the author! Period! End of Story!
Did they actually address and fix the issues the reviewer had with the things? They addressed why it didn't auto power the boards in the video, but I didn't catch if they actually fixed any of the functionality missing from 2 to 3.
Guess I'll never know, as I have no need for programming microchips.
Some of my favorite Opinion Columnists in actual printed Newspapers only do it as a part time job! And they are Opinion writers, not much different than bloggers on the web. So does it make them professional journalists, just because their opinions get published in a major metropolitan newspaper and not a blog site?
Come on AC or maybe Weird Harold, grow a few brain cells when making an argument.
Google improving their customer service? No, Google is NOW a public corporation run by a board. They basically gave up on the "Do no evil" Mantra years ago. Customer service has and will always SUXORS with Google.
I still think Google offers some of the best products for what is done online, but I take every product offering they have with a grain of salt.
Maybe there is not plan, and Rupert is just becoming SENILE! Occasionally happens with the elderly. Of course it could just be that his ancient mind can't grasp the communication medium called the internet. But as he owned MySpace, I'm marking it down as SENILITY!