He just used the article for a short time while the friend wasn't using it, the difference between borrowing and giving and copying in this case is arguing semantics. What he did was the digital equivalent of borrowing his friends article. You make a copy of a book when you check it out of the library today.. Thats just how computers work, lending, giving, selling, buying, storing, backing up, everything is done through copies.
The friend is allowed to make copies of the stories from his subscription, but he isn't allowed to make copies for the purpose of lending them out, or giving them to anyone, his agreement likely specifies he can only do it for personal use, and, if so, that is where the infringement is.. Squarely on the friend's shoulders.
We didn't elect the one that said that.. The new government looks like they *might* not ratify the agreement, at least they are less likely to do so than the last govt.. but they haven't taken a stand on the issue yet.
I think I'm probably too cynical.. My usual thought upon seeing advertisements pushing certain product is that the product must not be very good or they wouldn't need to try so hard to get people to care about it.
Sure, showing correlations are fine and good, but with so many other uncontrolled factors at play, drawing conclusions from correlations is certainly very different from measuring your return.. It's more akin to guessing at your return than measuring it in my eyes
I've always thought most (all?) forms of advertising must be vastly overvalued.. It's one thing to let people know something exists, but once they know, are they really so easy to manipulate? Do these companies actually measure the return they get on their advertising spending? Is it even possible to measure? I ave a sneaking suspicion that it's a big bubble that's going to burst someday.
This is nice, but I appreciate the efforts in trying to make the ads both unobtrusive as well. I feel like you guys have made great strides, and are almost but not quite to the point where the ads are not a bother or even (gasp) useful. I hope you continue to push the envelope on that front. I think you might even be the only member in an exclusive club that posted an ad that led me to actually buy something.
Re: I LIKE the ideas above! Yes, Google, get out of France!
They already did do what they could. They already obeyed the rules France wanted for France. It wasn't good enough. The problem is France wants to set the rules for the entire world instead of for France, and (at least some of) the rest of the world doesn't agree with France's rule.
Keep up eh?
There's no need for any confrontation, just stop serving France because meeting their crazy Google Only legal requirements is obviously impossible. They obviously do not want them their anyway
And third, even it the cop were the exact same race, religion or whatever else, it still wouldn't undermine the argument.. Lets hire a multi-ethnic group of cops to stand in pictures by everyone we arrest! We've finally abolished racism! :)