Re: Okay, so tell us what will get pirates to obey the law and stop stealing?
The only "solution" riaa wants is more regulatory capture than they've already got, and they will never be satified. Forcing the labels to stay relevant after abusing musicians for decades now that distribution is easy without them is a losing battle.
What kind of tort case? They aren't bringing any cases against the photographers, (since they haven't a clue who they are), they are trying to bring cases against the distributors who are linking and tweeting the images.
One thing I found really interesting about that Retron 5 is that it allows people to put patches (but not actual ROMS) onto an SD card, and apply them to the games. Now all of a sudden all these Translation patches for Japanese games, and patches that make games harder, or add new levels, etc. Move from grey market cases where they can basically only be used with illegally obtained ROMs to perfectly legitimate mods.
It would also be even more pointless in Linux than it is in windows.. Linux doesn't have the concept of software that is outside the User's control. If they implemented WPBT support, a hypothetical thief who installed a fresh Linux on the system could just not install the WPBT support part.
Re: Don't mind me, just moving to a more secure database...
Consider a bug that you "never found" causing a major client company a major loss. Major client is pissed, but you can't be 100% perfect and never claim you are, so life goes on for you and the client...
Now consider instead that evidence comes out that a security researcher told you this was going to happen 3 years ago. Suddenly you are liable for a whole slew of crap, and it's all that damn security researcher's fault ;)
Q. But one of the issues I found was an actual security vulnerability so that justifies reverse engineering, right?
A. Sigh.. No it doesn't.. Just like you can't tell your neighbor that they left their door unlocked when they left for vacation, you can't tell us when you find a security vulnerability in our product.. Get it through your thick heads! This is why we have Intellectual Property laws!
Did we ever consider that what happened to his lost luggage experience might actually be related to the case? That is what he keeps claiming in his statements, but I don't see anything in the article to suggest either way.
Yes, it's just that one sentence that isn't right, there is nothing wrong with calling him a lobbyist, that is what he is, but it's not correct to say comcast is skirting anything by changing his title. They are simply hiding behind a legal term and pretending they don't know good and well we aren't in court and are not using legal terminology so obviously the common dictionary definition is what would apply.