Despite the rapprochement of recent decades, France intends to remain the only NATO member outside the Nuclear Planning Group and, unlike the United States and the United Kingdom, will not commit its nuclear-armed submarines to the alliance.
Geez. Japanese and other Orientals have the reputation of being "inscrutable." They've got nothing on the French.
"Are you with us, or against us?!?"
"That depends ..."
Voltaire giggles from the grave. "Try to back me into a corner? I'll show you three other corners you've managed to forget exist."
How about easy and cheap access to all other artists' works which you can then tranform and build upon to create new works. In other words, culture.
Or were you hoping to rest on your laurels and continue feeding off works you performed decades ago, verging on a century ago? Why the hell would we want that, of anybody? There's enough freeloaders out there already.
I don't understand why any copyright would not last until the actual death of the artist, at the very least.
I'd like a royalty from past employers for some of the brilliant IT work I've done for clients in the past. That includes four day sleepless perl hacks which worked flawlessly when rolled out. Some of that was arguably of far more value monetarily to those corps I worked for.
Why are you entitled to special consideration, by law, and I'm not? Some of my work screams artistry far louder than anything Celine Dion or Justin Bieber ever managed. Their stuff was ephemeral; listen to it once and you never want to hear it again. Mine's still out there working for a living, some of it constantly with no breaks on multiple servers in multiple countries around the world.
This !@#$ is ethically right down at the bottom of the barrel with nepotism and golden handshakes (or golden spoons).
In the case of the non U.S. ones like this, the govt usually doesn't want to put in any of this crap, they just do it at gunpoint from the U.S.
Not this time. Canada's been consistently spitting in the face of the USTR for years over the stupid 301 (?) report, but this time it appears the gov't of the day just outright gifted Music Canada for no reason. Well, no reason except there's an election coming up and bribes/donations from Music Canada (or anybody, really) are always welcome.
I wonder how they can think they're serving the public when they gut public domain.
Including Canada in Five Eyes is like a gang of thugs hanging out with a nerdy guy to improve their image.
Worse, I'm afraid. It's like Einstein hanging out with street gangs believing that doing so might get him more nooky than he was finding by himself. It's pathetic. Foolishly, Einstein hasn't twigged to the fact that they were only letting him hang with them because they know his wallet's full and his parents are rich so he'll happily hand over fistfuls to his new bros without worrying about it.
Why's Canada fighting ISIS when the Saudis, Turkey, and Israel are supporting them? Why's the US consulate in Syria accusing Assad of being on the side of ISIS? Nothing makes even a lick of sense in this mess.
Have you forgotten the lesson I knocked into your head last time about the difference between constructive tools and destructive weaponry?
Assumes facts not in evidence. A tool is not constructive or destructive. It's just a lump of inanimate matter. The person wielding the tool is what you should be concerned with.
It's becoming tedious listening to you play that same silly song over and over. I think we get it: you've a pathological disgust for guns and you're never going to allow yourself to question that assumption. Fine.
because i fi dint have violent video game to purge stress from i might just ya lose it with all this bullcrap going on...
And then ya just have to asplode!!! Uh, huh. Video gamer spends every waking moment shooting phantoms, then when that's not enough, decides to hunt real humans. Chyaa, right. Maye he was just a sick fuck and should have been killed years ago, but gaming helped him keep it together.
Re: Re: How about blaming the person who pulled the trigger rather than inanimate objects?
If he hadn’t had a trigger to pull, he might have found it a bit harder to kill so many people...
"Might." That's all you've got? He could've learned explosives tech (a la Timothy McVay or Unabomber), or just used knives or swords, or chemical weaponry (Carbon Monoxide, Ammonia, ...). They'd be just as dead.