A toy company used a backing track for a song onto which it superimposed its own words. The song was a parody using similar rhythms and phrasing of a famous song performed by The Beastie Boys for one of their albums. Important factors: The toy company's use was transformative because it imitated the band's style for comic effect or ridicule.
The picture of Leslie Nielsen was an ad for Naked Gun 33 1/3. It wasn't claimed to be some sort of art done solely for comment or ridicule, it was a movie poster.
If they win, I should start a company whose sole business model is to ask Eli Lilly for money. My expected future profits will be the $100 million that I will ask for from them. By not giving me that money, they are undermining my expected future profits, so I will sue them. When it gets to court, how can I lose when they won with the exact same argument?
Every cyberlocker I've seen has little besides obviously infringed content.
Funny, everything I've seen on cyberlockers has been perfectly legitimate. Guess we find what we're looking for. Video game mods and personally developed games are very frequently distributed through cyberlockers such as Rapidshare, Mediafire, and 4shared.
It's not blocked, it's not removed, it's not censored. It's just hidden from view, restored with a single click. Nobody is kept from reading the comment. You don't have to sign yourself up for the People Who Want To Read All The Comments list to see them. The only way someone will know if you read it or not is if you reply.
The report feature is intended for "abusive, spam, trollish, or otherwise inappropriate" content. Maybe if you would put your arguments forward in a way that wasn't trying to insult everyone else here, people wouldn't find your comments abusive/trollish. Plenty of dissenting comments remain unhidden when they're actually civil about it.
If that's what you think about Pandora, I'd love to hear your thoughts on old school broadcast radio.
Oh no, this radio station is FORCING me to listen to half an hour of nonstop ads! And they play songs I don't like, and they don't let me skip them! I can't turn it off or change the station or they'll EAT my SOUL!
How is the 10% of their income more important to them than the 10% I pay of my earnings to me?
Well, if somebody's literally living paycheck to paycheck, barely making rent/utility payments and having to carefully budget what they can afford to eat, I'd say that 10% of that money is pretty damn important to them. A lot more than to somebody with a $50k/year job who has $40k/year of expenses, for example. Sure it's always nice to have as much extra to save as you can get, but to some people it's a matter of survival, not convenience.