Are you paying $65 for 60 Mbit internet, 100 channels of cable, landline and cellular service together? If so, you're getting a hell of a deal compared to most people in the US. With no cable or landline, I'm paying $75 total ($45 and $30, respectively) for 15 Mbit internet and cellular service.
You're not getting ripped off because you're paying 2-3x as much, you're getting ripped off because you're paying 2-3x as much for 1/4 the service.
I have a small collection of ~40 songs that I keep on my phone just in case I want to listen to them. The kicker is that all of those songs have already been paid for. I bought them, be it from Amazon, Microsoft's Zune marketplace, or on a physical CD. I also have four or five books; again, every one has already been paid for.
Not only does the creative content on my phone represent a stunningly small portion of the time I spend using it, but I also have already given them money for that small portion.
I also tend to gravitate toward female artists, though it's typically more in the Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Delain, We Are The Fallen, After Forever, Edenbridge, etc. direction.
A toy company used a backing track for a song onto which it superimposed its own words. The song was a parody using similar rhythms and phrasing of a famous song performed by The Beastie Boys for one of their albums. Important factors: The toy company's use was transformative because it imitated the band's style for comic effect or ridicule.
The picture of Leslie Nielsen was an ad for Naked Gun 33 1/3. It wasn't claimed to be some sort of art done solely for comment or ridicule, it was a movie poster.
If they win, I should start a company whose sole business model is to ask Eli Lilly for money. My expected future profits will be the $100 million that I will ask for from them. By not giving me that money, they are undermining my expected future profits, so I will sue them. When it gets to court, how can I lose when they won with the exact same argument?
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GOOD NEWS! "Safe harbors" not for pirates!
Every cyberlocker I've seen has little besides obviously infringed content.
Funny, everything I've seen on cyberlockers has been perfectly legitimate. Guess we find what we're looking for. Video game mods and personally developed games are very frequently distributed through cyberlockers such as Rapidshare, Mediafire, and 4shared.
It's not blocked, it's not removed, it's not censored. It's just hidden from view, restored with a single click. Nobody is kept from reading the comment. You don't have to sign yourself up for the People Who Want To Read All The Comments list to see them. The only way someone will know if you read it or not is if you reply.
The report feature is intended for "abusive, spam, trollish, or otherwise inappropriate" content. Maybe if you would put your arguments forward in a way that wasn't trying to insult everyone else here, people wouldn't find your comments abusive/trollish. Plenty of dissenting comments remain unhidden when they're actually civil about it.
Re: HOLY COW! Thanks RIAA for protecting me from tyranny!
If that's what you think about Pandora, I'd love to hear your thoughts on old school broadcast radio.
Oh no, this radio station is FORCING me to listen to half an hour of nonstop ads! And they play songs I don't like, and they don't let me skip them! I can't turn it off or change the station or they'll EAT my SOUL!