I cant help but think that the reason they are doing this is due to a lack of web programming skills. Its like "we dont know how to keep track of what articles a visitor has read, so lets just put up a disclaimer instead of figuring out how this WWW thing works."
There was a time when professional baseball players actually held full time jobs.
Its great to see musicians using their success to start new ventures that will allow them to continue doing what they love. But what I find surprising is that it seems like he needs the restaurant in order to continue making music. I thought they would be making plenty of money by now.
"For example, News Corp.'s second-largest shareholder, after the Murdoch family, is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (pictured at left, and above right), the nephew of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, and one of the world's richest men."
Not linking to NYT is a good idea. One thing that I find a bit annoying is when I'm reading a blog or forum post that includes a link to a newspaper's website only to find that the article is no longer available because it is now in their paid archive section. When that occurs, the last thing I feel like doing is pulling out my credit card....I just look for it elsewhere.
Re: WOW again little mikee misleads for his benefit
Yeah thats how contracts and advances work, but you are incorrectly assuming that the $1 million record deal is actually worth $1 million. In reality, its an over inflated amount charged for producing an album, among other things. And then the artist gets to pay it back. It's basically predatory lending.
I love how it states half a million spent recording the album. It's easy to see why record companies are so angry these days. A musician can create professional studio quality recordings with equipment that costs a few grand. 15 to 20k will get you a damn nice industry standard Pro Tools setup. Where the hell is this half a mil coming from? Thin air?
If the two former employees can recall the locations by memory, they should be ok. Not sure about Cali laws, but in Louisiana, any trade secrets that can be retrieved from ones own memory is not covered under non-compete agreements. Basically the power of non-competes in Louisiana come from the threat and expense of a law suit. Otherwise they are basically powerless.
Parenting? Whats that? If you catch yourself reasoning with your child or repeating yourself to your child, you have failed as a parent. Bullying is a fact of life and it never ends. I had a problem with a bully when I was young. I told my dad about it and he told me to get a big stick and hit him with it...so I did. The only way to stop it is to stand up to it. Bad parenting creates both bullies and wimps. Good parenting teaches a child how to treat others with respect and what to do when someone disrespects/bullies them.
Screw it...I searched it at work. She isnt the hottest thing around but she's far from from "U G L Y". I cant figure out what's more idiotic...trademarking the "Naked Cowboy" or licensing his likeness....its just stupid.
The patent covers everything...active directory type functionality, file level restoration, and terminal emulation. All current operating systems, data backup software and remote control software appears to violate this overly broad patent.
The database will only work on files that have not been modified. If the gov is putting it together, I would bet that simply changing the file name would be enough to circumvent it. The idea is good, but I wouldnt expect it to be very effective.
Someone mentioned that we are paying for "access TO content" which is correct but as Mike pointed out, there is a separation between access and content.
"access has the ability to expand to suit the number of people wanting access"
That is basically true, but it's done at a cost. I think you are completely ignoring the law of supply and demand of a scarce good. If your statement were true, then there would be no reason to charge for internet service since there would be an unlimited supply of bandwidth.
A public library does not expand to suit the number of people waiting to access the internet.
You may be confusing physical content like an original painting with digital content. I would pay for admission to a gallery to see a piece of original artwork, which is scarce. I would not pay to see a photograph of it on the web. Its the same reason that prints are less expensive than the original.
He is abusing the system. Sensible people will try to resolve the issue without involving the courts because once something goes to trial, the end result is always an unknown. Even if you have a very good case, there is a level of uncertainty about the outcome. The court system should be a last resort...not the starting point. It would be nice to see a judge ask the plaintiff what efforts have been made prior to litigation...and then factor that into the end result. If no prior effort was made, then reprimand the plaintiff and dismiss the case.