Amen! I use the old fashioned bell ringer on my iPhone and it works just fine. Once my son get further along in his guitar lessons I'm going to use one of his songs as a ringtone to support him. Does this mean I'll have to pay my 13 year old son each time anyone calls me? Wow, talk about augmenting your allowance...
How can the company presume to tell people how they can or cannot set up the toys in their possession?
They cannot. Not with any sanity, anyhow. That's like Braun suing me for using my razor to shave my wife's legs and use a picture of that to try to sell the razor used. Once I buy it, I can do anything with it I want because it is now my property.
It won't be long until we have a monthly quota of music we are required to purchase at whatever rate the RIAA chooses. If we fail to meet this purchase requirement, we just have an amount arbitrarily deducted from our wages to compensate them.
And after that, being allowed to listen to music will be a luxury and subject to being taxed. The IRS will determine how much we should pay, and of course the RIAA will get 50% of that.
Man, I really hope this gets overturned. It will stop all copying of all media everywhere.!
Oh, wait. No it won't!
The people that copy things illegally will KEEP doing it and people (like me) that make real backup copies of disks they really bought will keep doing so.
If the movie industry thinks a person will small children that do not take care of the movie disks is going to re-purchase movies when they get damaged by the kids - they're stoned. I back up the movie and put the original in a locked box. The kids get to watch the backup copy and if they break it I can make a new one for about $0.09 instead of having to buy another one for $4.99-24.99. I will keep doing it this way. If they make it so I cannot back up my movies then I'll simply stop buying movies at all. Their loss, not mine.
This is crap. Even if the Times had puzzled out his identity, he has a right to privacy. This is not a good sign at all, because this will be a stepping stone for others that wish to censor things. People that wish to post anonymously should be able to do so - as this site clearly does. I may mock them openly and at times even mock them for posting as "Anonymous Coward", but they have the right to do so. Before the site allowed registrations, many people still posted using the same "Name" all the time. This was really all that was needed. No one should be forced to reveal more.
Probably just depends on what employee is reviewing the app. If you get the one that is prudish, they are going to lean towards more restrictions. If you get a more outgoing judge, then your app is more likely to not get a censor for the small stuff.
You'll have things like this any time humans are the ones making the judgement calls.
Am I a theorist if I think we should take a peek at any connections between a political candidate or party and the company that makes the voting machine? This happens way too often to just be bad code once or twice.
Not only that, but I think the FTC needs to crawl up ES&S's ass with a microscope and find out what is going on. Why has this not been done?!?
Wow, there is still privacy that hasn't be superseded by the government's "need to know" everything about you?
Bah! Get rid of that pesky privacy rights crap - the government has the RIGHT to know everything you do because one day you might not floss after lunch, thus costing the taxpayers an estimated $0.001 in extra health care costs. The government has the RIGHT to spend the $67,841.12 (I pulled the number out of my ass, so don't try to verify it) it took to find out that information via the monitored dental floss container and mouthwash bottle you are required to have 47cm to the left of the sink center and touching the back of the sink (required to activate the sensor that says the bottle is there).
Can we have more regulation, please? I don't want any privacy, I want people smarter than I am to dictate my life to me.
Pardon me while I go eat a double greaseburger and onion rings and follow it up with a deep-fried burrito at the gas station, then wash it down with an extra-large chocolate chip mint shake. Why? Because I have the right to clog my arteries should I feel the urge.
It's nice that she has fuck you money (enough money that she can say "Fuck you" to anyone in the world and not worry about it) and is willing to spend some of it to make this example. I really hope that more artists do the same and eventually get the recording asswipes to change or just go away.
I'm frequently amazed that you guys will just sit and bitch about how this system doesn't work when the information is staring you in the face. The system works better than any system ever devised - bar none. That's right - they have sold ONE BILLION apps and growing. They have sold more iPhones than any manufacturer with any model smartphone or PDA. Their stock has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and they have one of the most loyal fan bases of any company in the world. The market share of the iPhone among smartphone users is unmatched and makes all of the other makers jealous beyond words. 98%+ of iPhone users get another iPhone.
I'm an Apple fan, and have been for over ten years. I have an original iPhone that I will be upgrading when the new one hits the stores. I went to school for the anti-Apple company and worked at that for several years and I won't own their stuff. That should be telling.
I really couldn't find the central point in your rambling, nonsensical attempt at communication, so I'll just go ahead and assume you wanted a sandwich.
I agree, sandwiches are delicious.
Oh, while you are eating, check out the iPhone. I got one after having a ton of other phones and PDAs that just didn't do everything I wanted. This thing is great and works seamlessly with my desktop computer. I bought it because I sampled one and really loved how it worked, so in keeping with the notions of capitalism that this great country runs on I paid for it and will buy new ones as they come out. I will also buy apps from them because they have things I like and I want them to have more.