Where's A Business Method Patent When You Need One?

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Anonymous Coward says:

Random copyright insanity rant

Actually, this “you can’t copy” mentality of today is driving me insane.

The driving force behind it seems the be the old “you can’t listen to something you didn’t pay for”. But that’s ridiculous. That would mean that I couldn’t listen to a song somebody else bought (at a friend’s house, for example). Oh sure, you could claim that I’m being the ridiculous one, but consider the streaming of that song. If someone (who paid for the song) decides to stream it on the internet, he’s a criminal! Even tough he paid for it. And I am a criminal for listening to it (it’s a win-win scenario for the copyright holder: they get to sue 2 people).

There’s the broadcasting part of it, I know. But if I play it too loud in my computer, someone could allege that I am broadcasting it. Or, if I play it at a party, I could suddenly become a criminal!

Then, there’s the copying of the song. I can make backups, fine. But what if I store my backup offsite (on the cloud, for example) where it could be accessed by many people, (family and friends). Copyright infringement! What if I don’t and just rip it into mp3’s and store the music on my PC? Still a criminal (circumvention of copy protection)! What about watching movies on something other than the “approved” player? More circumvention of protections technology, more crimes.

So, basically, what I am trying to say is: might as well copy it. You’ll be a pirate either way.

Anonymous Coward says:

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That’s your opinion. It’s easy to criticise artists when we, ourselves, don’t produce anything meaningful. Or funny. Or insightful. In the meantime, can you share some good humour with us please?

I’ll go first:

What do you call a bus full of lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start!

What if one of the seats was empty?

A crying shame.

Anonymous Coward says:

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I just don’t think the cartoons are very funny because they just parrot the silly talking points around here. There isn’t much in the way of original though, and they seek mostly to further the Techdirt FUD.

In my opinion, they aren’t very amusing, they don’t even rise to the level of bad political commentary.

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