Re: Re: Re: Hey Time Warner / Hulu, here's a free clue!
While one might argue that they would go back to horse and buggy if they offer a product that is worth the price, there is more to it than just the price.
The fact is the automobile is vastly superior to the horse and buggy in many ways. Even if the horse and buggy were vastly cheaper (eg, worth the price), it would not appeal to me. And similarly, neither would cable TV.
My break with cable TV is permanent. Just like my 'break' with Microsoft products. If it could change to become what I want, then ok, but there's no way that can ever happen.
In order for me to go back to Cable TV, it would have to have morphed into something entirely different which is equal to or better than the internet services I use now.
Maybe the owners of GenerationB.otf are NOT trying to create an improper monopoly on the look of the output of their GenerationB.otf font, with its embedded computer instructions that decide how to adjust the font vectors to fit different resolutions of pixels.
But maybe they ARE trying to protect their GenerationB.otf file which Hasbro has used, and distributed, without a license.
Hasbro could expend the significant resources to develop their own vector type face font that looks the same. But they didn't. Or they could have licensed the one they used, but they didn't.
(Elsewhere in this thread, it is discussed that there is another look-alike font that was independently developed.)
You've hit the crux of the issue. He's trying to confuse the unprotectable result (the look) of using and executing the GenerationB.otf file, with the very copyrightable GenerationB.otf file itself -- which Hasbro HAS distributed without a license.
OK, then. Hasbro could expend significant effort to develop it's own look-alike font, using originally, newly created instructions which drive the adjustments of the shapes as the font is scaled to fit in different numbers of pixels.
The look may not be protectable, but the font, which does contain a form of computer software instructions, is protectable. Hasbro HAS distributed and used unauthorized copies of that font software.
I'm sure I am not alone in saying that, for me, if it isn't on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc, then IT DOESN'T EXIST.
I don't care what your show, episodes or movie is. I won't miss it.
There a million and one ways I can fill my time. And not just in front of the TV. In addition to the above, I also use PBS, TED, YouTube and others. Thus I often watch more educational or just plain better content than whatever you are offering. But it doesn't matter if what you have is better. It simply is invisible to me. It doesn't exist.
I want to watch it on all of my devices. TV, Computer, phone, tablet, etc. When I want. Where I want. And without cable TV.
The spies already ONLY engage in Targeted surveillance
It's just that they target everyone.
And the surveillance is not indiscriminate. They specifically only collect information on persons whose data they are actually technically able to collect. Person's whose data does not fall within their capability to collect do not have their data collected.
I'm sure true practitioners of Orwellian doublespeak could do a better job with this than I have.