Re: Re: When Microsoft stops using mega-DRM, I'll believe that it doesn't work.
Actually, the games were successful because they don't have DRM. So many people (justifiably) want games to be plug and play, and DRM-ridden games are very often the opposite. So when The Witcher had DRM patched out and its sequels didn't have any, customers were naturally happy to them because they were guaranteed to install correctly, amongst other things that DRM prevents.
The fact is that the U.S. government and the DOJ committed very serious crimes, and a hell of a lot of people all over the world believe that they should own up to them. And that’s why I believe that the NSA should be charged with war crimes in the United States where they will face due process, and they'll have the opportunity -- if they dare face the justice of the United States -- to make that case in a court of law. But obviously my view on this is that they committed and are accused of very serious crimes. Just sayin'.
Being extremely thirsty one day, I went to my local shop and took a bottle of Mountain Dew, then opened it and drank from it. I had the entire bottle finished by the time I paid. I suppose in your eyes that I committed a crime just like Egor Homakov because I consumed a product and only yhen paid for it. You'd best not eat at any restaurants if that's your thinking; they operate that way all the time.
The lack of details leaves the door open for abuse. So why not fight fire with fire? Any time you film police interactions that get cop blocked, edit the footage to add in the sound effect of a nightstick impacting on a human body. How long do think it would take for Dallas PD personnel to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law if everyone began doing that?
Cable companies are in business to make money, they are not social service organizations. Correct, but cable companies' stated purpose is to make money by providing services that people want in a fair and consistent manner, and they don't do that. There is nothing wrong with being in business to make money. On its face, no. When you're screwing over your captive market, however...
The periodic table is public domain, which is why Josh Duck as well as you are free to make new creative works of it. If they add enough new originality, which everyone's does, that makes it eligible to be copyrighted, which everyone's is. Please review US copyright laws for further details, which clearly states that anyone may use PD works, not just you, and such use leaves the original work free for others to use as they wish. There you go, Alara. And before you start, my use of your words has 'FAIR DEALING/USE' emblazoned all over it. ;)