In this day of business leaning arbitration, suing for malpractice isn't really an option. So if you can't sue and don't have a lot of hope in arbitration, what's your third choice? Be quiet? Seems to me that being quiet about shady practices of businesses and govt is what got us here in the first place.
OK work for hire - so what happens when this teacher who created a commodity in the form of an excellent curriculum decides to switch to a different school? Do they have to create an entirely new curriculum based on completely different set of educational information so that they don't have to worry about violating copyright and/or being sued? (ie if they teach World History at this school and created a curriculum, are they now required to teach another subject so they don't take the chance that they might accidentally infringe on the copyright for previous work they produced but don't own?
Go check out the names and you will understand. It looks to me like he is providing the material in a format that they can easily access rather than hit them with the one/two punch of "hey patent reform"/"hey free streaming movies" Some of the industry shills on the list would probably freak on the last part.
This is true, although in this case David Gerrold isn't a new writer. He has been producing books and writing shows since the 70s. (Ever seen The Trouble with Tribbles on the original Star Trek? That was his.) So yeah it is good to see new people coming in that get this but it's also good to see people who have been around for a while get it too. They are the ones in a position now who might be listened too. (Now if he would only tell the publishers.)
no he wont. when it fails he will blame the government for not protecting the industry, the other news agencies for their sloppy but free media, and the people for not knowing "real" news and the proper cost of it.
exactly. A buddy of mine introduced me to it and I played for months without buying anything and had a grand time of it. Recently they ran some sales on the points so I bought them to unlock some of the other quests and was glad to pay them.
I love these kinds of lines in these patent: While the invention has been described in accordance 5 with what is presently considered to be the most practical and preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiment, but on the contrary, is intended to cover various modifications and equivalent arrangements included within the spirit and scope :o of the appended claims.
So basically this is saying: "If we didn't write the specifics broad enough to cover all possibilities of us getting paid, then we want to make sure we cover any loopholes that mights in any way have anything to do with the possibility of what we are discussing, so that we get paid."
Not to mention this isn't about putting it up to EVERYONE's debate. Taking ACTA as an example, leaving out the groups that have customer interests at heart while including only the industry seems pretty closed. How about a little more balance and he can still make the decisions but be open about it and the process.
check out this line: Artists who have released product since 2001 will not appear on this list. Since the SoundExchange Board elected not to release those funds, and to give artists more time to register for their royalties, the list has not been updated.
Since 2001? Heck the list they are providing is still from 2006. Way to be on top of things.