You don't see that purty [sic] picture cycling thru your subconsciousness
Advertisements on TV are not limited to hard breaks during your viewing. The large screen HDTV has real estate development a la suburban sprawl.
Every bit of the screen is 'Sponsored by' some brand. Bottom popups cover 1/3 of my TV when watching sports; 10 sec is a long time. Network self promotion? I won't go there. Top of the screen is reserved for more advertising in the guise of 'who is winning the game'.
That brings me to 4:3 side bars. In time that space will look like a bad layout in google ad space. I think the reason it is not done yet is due to fear of backlash; in time web site layout will come to TV screens.
Back to ad skipping: It is all about margins. The insurance lizard contracts x amount of time. The end result is we get to see it 4 times an hour. If insurance lizard knows the ad will be skipped it demands a better price; lower. And increase the cycle rate. This goes for Flo insurance, broken dick Rx, telecomm and all that snake oil advertising.
I pinched the bridge of my nose & closed my eyes and listened, I should say suffered through, both songs. The 1st song (pink/yellow: plaintiff) is 4 minutes of noise. The 2nd song (black/yellow: defendant) is a bit better.
Both songs exhibit standard pop music "canned" elements in the lead in, refrain, rhythm, and beat. There is no infringement on "pink/yellow" by "black/yellow".
I usually don't listen to pop music (yes, I consider Hip-Hop to be pop) but I see how these two songs are an easy target for a lawsuit; little known song gets free advertising, deep pockets payoff, and of course the timeless - jealous strike at the popular song.
I leave the iMac's dictionary open because it is so handy, it has; Wikipedia, Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, New Oxford Dictionary, and Apple Dictionary. Earlier in the day on January 18, 2012, I wondered how not-internet-browser utilities (app) handled Wikipedia gone dark. The answer in this case is quite well.
I typed in a few words and sure as hell the dictionary had no Wikipedia results. What started out as a quick look-see turned into an eleven minute video. At this time it has a silence audio track -- waiting on me or someone to fit a mashup to it. The video and a note about it is here.
I am looking at the "Green Lantern" DVD package and there is nothing classy about it. Design; thin flimsy case, no real features just trailer trash, marketing speak and no permanent mark for Ultraviolet anywhere.
What did catch my eye is this sentence, "Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is not responsible for maintaining access to any website or its content.". The only other DVD package I have handy that has that piece of legalese is, "The Dark Night" which has a digital copy via wbdigitalcopy.com (expires Jun 9, 2009). Of course "Blade Runner: The Final Cut" (two disc special edition) has no website disclaimer because it has no digital copy. Warner is just putting on the fix.
Back in the Flixster insanity the three steps appear easy but as was said, are not. Warner may have been on the right track with wbdigitalcopy; four steps and no obvious registrations, just enter code and follow download directions. No doubt this system died because it was Windows only. The Flixster Ultraviolet system is going to die due to this rule: Lawyers design bad human interaction systems, especially the user interface procedures.
I knew the Flixster was worthless and after paging thru that contract post I think nobody in their right mind should use this service. Even when Warner is being up front about the service via Flixster instruction sheet, "Note: Neither Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. nor any affiliate is responsible for maintaining Ultraviolet service.". All the red flags I see are not going to keep me awake at night because the entire "Digital Copy" scheme is a scam.
Pray the innocent stay out of mystery databases like warz, p0rn and Flixster.
Since the folks who want Protect IP want to get their way at any cost they will just say this alternate is not legal and of no consequence. Nothing will change the rush to Protect IP. The law makers are going to have to find out the hard way Protect IP is going to break DNS.
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Seems quite normal. Personally I decline Facebook logins if there is another way to login. Hope they revise this but I doubt it -- social is the game here.
If you want to play you have to pay. The question is how much do you pay? How far does your information travel? There is no TOS or Privacy Statement on either of these two pages. This may be an oversight while development goes on.
I Suggest adding policy statements so folks have some kind of informed consent even though it is apparent Facebook policy rules here, but that is not clearly stated.
Seems like there is no end to this kind of thing. The knowledge and tools exist to allow anybody to capture and retransmit streaming. So instead of directing the existing law at criminals the emperor (deliberate no capitalization) stands naked showing off his new suit of underhandedness.
Every product and service I use is littered with legal text, stickers and bold notices of pending harm or death. It is long over due reading this happy ending; imagine the new warning against walking Google would have plastered everywhere.
Sorry you got hurt miss. Next time look twice before crossing a roadway.
Yep, if they had their way I would be hell bound for making an audio disk for the car. Also, I could just give the disk away when I was done listening to it. Holy Mother of Perpetual Income a lost sales of free content.