Also, I don't think AJ's (antidirt) original comment deserves to be hidden. Although the comment is worded a bit snarky-ish, it is true that AJ pointed this out on the original article and that he was right.
Yes, ME again. Heh, heh. Told you a restraining order was nothing new. Masnick's ideology-driven notion of law fails yet again, keeping his record a nice even zero.
Too funny Blue. You've been so completely wrong on so many subjects that it's hard to keep a tally going. But whatever, gloat away because you almost got one correct (explained below).
This is simple, clear, and without worries. Just read the law Masnick puts up there after the fact: when you publicly announce intent to infringe, you are subject to injunction.
Only if it meets the requirements of 411(c), which only covers live events. Otherwise that is not true at all. I could announce that I was going to re-publish your copyrighted book all I want, but unless I actually do re-publish your book, I have not done anything subject to an injunction.
Using someone else's content is simply illegal.
Only if you ignore Fair Use. So once again, you are close, but not quite right.
But your fun comes at the expense of other people's fun. That doesn't concern you?
Not really. To be honest, the things that I actually enjoy exploiting really don't have much to do with other people. Like figuring out a how take down a super high level monster all by myself as opposed to a co-opt effort with other players. Or how to purchase a guild house without actually joining a guild. (I always hated guilds - always full of newbies asking for you to level them up). Things like that.
Back in the late 90's one of the first online MMORPGs I played was something called "Faldon". They were going through a lot of growing pains trying to figure out in-game economies and such and ended up having to do character wipes pretty often because of exploits. But the whole experience was still a hell of a lot fun anyways. That game is still around but the graphics look pretty crappy on today's high-def monitors.
Would it be better to exclude cheaters from games? Yes, no doubt.
Bah. I disagree. For me thee fun with any computer game is to discover the programming flaws, glitches or repetitive patterns to use to my advantage. I don't consider it "cheating" if it's something the software allows.
You forget that all drug dealing is violent crime.
Bullshit. Out of that total number of "drug crimes" 46% involved marijuana. Marijuana is not physically additive and does not produce all of those "scary" things you listed. Nor is it a "gateway drug".
I know quite a few people in my life who use marijuana and all of them hold regular jobs, have families, pay taxes and have not "descended into crime" beyond using a substance that is currently illegal.
Re: Re: You Shouldn't Have a Media Player in the First Place, and Possibly, Not Even Podcasts.
Yeah, I thought that argument was a bit outlandish myself.
Kind of like saying: Unless you're the sort of person who has tapped out a 500 word essay in Morse code on a telegraph machine you made yourself, you really have no business posting comments on an internet blog.
Recordings of those performances are copyrighted..
Yes and I should have made that clearer in my comment when I said "but no one is saying that they are not copyrightable."
I always laugh at the legalese they put into sports broadcasts where they claim that "disseminating the accounts and descriptions without express permission is prohibited" because besides being a load of hogwash, it's also copyfraud.
Sports events are performances, just like live theatre. Thus copyright laws imply.
Where in the article does it say that copyright laws do not apply here? The first couple of comments may have questioned whether a sports event should be copyrightable, but no one is saying that they are not copyrightable.
Someone stating that they intend to break the law is absolutely something you can have a lawsuit about to try to prevent.
Is it? I mean, I know that any idiot can sue anyone for any reason, but do you have any citation where such a case was actually upheld by the court? I would be interested in reading that.