Re: Response to: Chronno S. Trigger on Jun 17th, 2015 @ 9:51am
Therefore, I've won.
Actually, your comment is the one that is unwittingly revealing, Blue.
That you view Techdirt's comment section as a battlefield where the exchanges must be "won" says quite a bit about your character and morals.
Most everyone else is here to have thoughtful discussions and to possibly learn from opposing viewpoints and for the occasional laugh.
BTW, in my humble opinion, I would have to say that your actual debate winning percentage over the years here on Techdirt is somewhere around 2 or 3%. Making a comment then ignoring each and every rebuttal to that comment that shows how wrong you are is an overall loss in my book.
Re: Re: Re: The internet: say stop stealing and stop watching mindless entertainment,
Lol. Nice try Blue.
You are pretty much the only one who uses the greater than symbol instead of quotation marks or italics when quoting someone (the only other person I know who does that is a Federal agent who's comments are infinitely more intelligent than yours).
At least you admit you are a troll though, that's a start.
If he didn't want to be charged with espionage, he could have released the information to the press...
He did turn over all the information to the press.
...and turn himself in as a whistleblower instead of being a criminal and traitor.
You are making zero sense here. If he turned himself in as a "whistleblower" he would have been treated as a "criminal and traitor" just like the previous whistleblowers have been. What would have been gained by that?
Re: Re: Re: WHAT? After all this time, Masnick ADMITS common law copyright even exists!!!???
His writing style is so unique as to give him away each and every time.
There also the fact that Blue doesn't seem to realize that the phrase "common law copyright" has different definitions.
Blue use the term in the sense of a legal doctrine that is based on the contention that copyright is a natural right and creators are therefore entitled to the same protections anyone would be in regard to tangible and real property. Both the US (Wheaton v. Peters, 1834) and the UK (Donaldson v. Beckett, 1774) have rejected the "natural right" aspect of copyright.
Mike uses the term "common law copyright" to refer to state-level copyright which is preempted by federal copyright law. The only time state-level copyright is important is when it covered something that federal copyright law didn't cover at the time.
Under the rule of law, the photographer, since he or she are being paid for their services, is considered 'under contract' for producing those photographs. They do not own the copyright.
Wrong. A freelance photographer (ie: self-employed) only gives up the copyright when he or she signs a written agreement that specifically states that the work is to be considered a work made for hire.
Here is what a lawyer for photographers has to say about it:
In general, when the shutter is released, the photographer who pressed the button owns the copyright. An exception is when the image falls into the “work-made-for-hire”(also known as “work for hire”) category. A work-made-for-hire relationship is created in two situations: (1) the photographer is an employee hired to take photographs for the employer—an example would be a photojournalist who is an employee of a newspaper but not a wedding or portrait photographer who is hired for one event; or (2) the photographer is hired to provide photographs for collective works or compilations and signs a written agreement that specifically states that the work is to be considered a work made for hire. Therefore, freelance photographers are subjected to work-for-hire status only when they agree to it contractually. Source
Still using someone else's moniker? You filthy pirate, you.
What is even funnier is that in the past Blue himself has stated that he believes that someone commenting with his *unregistered* screenname is committing fraud and that Mike should *do* something about it.
Checkout this thread from when we had a couple of different people using the out_of_the_blue moniker just to annoy him: