I don't mind asking permission to use other people's property... like asking to use my neighbor's Ladder. I DO mind having to asking my neighbor permission to create something similar on my own.
Imagine if you had to wait a year or more for permission to make a garden bed that was similar to your neighbors in your own yard. First you need a mechanical license to operate a shovel. Get permission to use the same mulch as him, add curves to your planting bed.. remember he did it first, and if you choose the same species of flower... bam Synchronization license so that both plants can grow at the same time.
Jack Daniels produces more than just the whiskey, from T-shirts to mugs, Zippo Lighters to barbecue sauce. For Jack Daniels to produce a book would not be unheard of. Protecting their trademark (in a rather a nice way) in areas where they may offer merchandise related to their flagship product is not them being "Maximalists" at least in this specific case.
"All critical systems related to the power grid, distribution of energy, or pertains to life safety shall not be allowed to connect their respective control systems to the internet, or share hardware that is connected to the internet."
Well you "buy" the music for your left ear, but need a synchronization license for the right ear. That way they can still call it a "Sale" but also treat it like a license... well as long as you want to listen in stereo... and you don't even want to know how many tree's we had to kill to print the license to listen in surround sound.
So we just need the patent office to approve my "Method or Apparatus for distributing a political statement to one or more people simultaneously through electronic means**"
**Electronic means includes but not limited to wireless transmission (broadcast/satellite), cable transmission, internet transmission, telephonic transmission, and/or the use of a non-mechanical typewriter.
With Android many devices come unlocked, and you can side-load APK's. In this case if the App was available, especially open sourced, people could hold on the to APK (or compile new versions, add languages, etc) and install it on future versions of tablets regardless of upgrades to the operating system.
Not that this response is particularly legal, But think of it as kind of "Internet Nullification." Yes SFY may interfere with stupidly broad patents, but by consensus of the internet we're going to allow it. And honestly if the internet wants something, the internet gets it, one way or another...
So where's the IndieGoGo for the Operation Bull Love Good, Cancer on Society Bad, I'm sure Mr. Inman could create a killer graphic of a Charging Bull skewering Mr. Finesse for a legal fundraising page.
Correct and the idea of this place is that you can easily obtain transit / tourist visa's so you can come to the main land and have meetings with VC's in Silicon Valley. Otherwise there is not point in parking it there, vs anywhere else in the world
"...focusing on the fact that most of the information requested, Harris' tweets, are already public..."
I like that... "Most" ... Most of the information on my driver's license is "public" you can find my name / address in the phone book, you can find my photo / eye color / etc on facebook profile photo which is public... so since 90% of the information is public why should they need a warrant to get Drivers license # and D.O.B. Or if you have an older license from NH they used to put SSN on there (Clarification, I am not from NH, but had friends that had these licenses, you could request that they not put it on there, but had to proactively say so).
But hey "Most" of that information is public so its okay to just hand out.
That logic works until you realize that God is Mother Nature and that all the offenses against mother nature are all acts against God and (s)he isn't coming for you when we are wiped from the face of the earth.
1) There is no way Netflix got a decent contract from any studio. Hence why others have been sued for user-generated captions.
2) Java seems like a horrible idea for the web. The whole Premise of HTML5 is to incorporate higher level programming and media so we don't have to keep downloading plugins and runtime environments. The web is trying to move to a unified language, not segmented.
3) Also IANAL, but I am a junior architect and have read large portions of the "ADA Standards for Accessible Design" and have had to apply it in almost daily life (It makes restaurant conversations really boring as you talk to colleagues about how their toilet paper holders in their bathrooms are mounted too high.) ADA Compliance typically is required for a certificate of occupancy, older locations are grandfathered until the building / area undergoes renovation. But if you were suppose to meet a certain code when you opened, yes they can shut you down that day if they want to. Similarly to if you violate a Fire Code.
4) Data Mining and ADA Regulations have nothing to do with each other. ADA doesn't mine data, ADA doesn't have logs of visits, that would be the webhost / domain register, and really is a completely separate topic.
Simple Solution to this, Institute a new group policy on all senate / house computers to reset the default homepage of IE to www.bing.com & reset their default search engine to dogpile.com. That way they will have to search for google using someone else's search engine. (because lets me honest they dont know what the address bar is.)
Now M$ is "Teh Interwebs" and everyone will go after Macro$uck