So if I take a picture and someone uses that picture without my permission for something that I am completly against (say, the KKK for a rally) but they aren't trying to directly make money via the image, I can't sue to stop them from using my picture? That doesn't seem right..
I may just not be understanding the situation at hand though.
um... I rip for my own use...
I have never (not once) put a ripped dvd on any website, and yet, even that is illegal as far as the movie industry is concerned.
If you don'tsee that as f**ked up, then I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing.
That is an almost criminal interpretation of the first amendment. Free speech only protects you from the *THE GOVERNMENT.* If your "speech" adversely affects your customers and they then flee from your company for that exact reason, it is simple market dynamics. A corporation's first concern is, and should be, its profits. Anything else either helps or hinders that.
Supporting an American internet censorship bill is obviously bad for business for a registrar/web hosting company and while it and the people who run it can have all the opinions in the world, that doesn't mean squat when your customers are flying away.
(disclosure: I am a godaddy customer (5 domains) who is planning on leaving them because of PIPA/SOPA)
because we can all name at least one person in our life that has said something to this effect within earshot. I don't think it represents all Faux News watchers, nor all Christians, but it is something we have all heard/seen.
dwarf fortress, while great, is still a pretty hard game to get into. I salute Notch for being a cool dude, regardless of where his ideas come from.
If you read enough posts here at techdirt, you should know we firmly believe that the remix is sacred, and is not unfair in anyway.
As a born again Atheist (see: Christian turned atheist) I find that the more Atheist I become, the more Christ-like I become.
As an Atheist, I feel no ill will toward those above who have been lied to their entire life, and I hope they find some peace in this lifetime.
If it I am threatened by a fundamentalist Christian in this, the only thing I can do is turn the other cheek. Hate only begets hate.