It's like sniffing drug dogs. Give them a treat every time they find a positive even if it's wrong and soon enough they'll be finding positives everywhere. Humans are just a bit more sophisticated, they demand Ben Franklins.
Public intellectual property pools. If you could pay based on fixed, calculable fees to get access to whatever patent is in that pool for instance we'd see an explosion in innovation for sure while still giving a nod to the creators. Of course the patent acceptance mechanisms would need to be much better. Imagine if some fans could secure a cheap license to create upon existing works under copyright without fears...
A creators worst fear should not be the inability of monetizing his creation. It must be obscurity. If your work isn't seen then chances are you will not monetize on it. And by work I mean your ability, not what you already produced.
Heck, if I had a whole freaking lot of money I would patronize so many things I currently can only support via tickets and small donations...
BMI also announced that it will go to court to try to overturn this decision
Based on what? The decision only prevents them from engaging in discrimination (charging more from who they dislike for the same content). There's nothing to overturn here.
while ASCAP has decided to focus on getting Congress to fix it through the legislative route
Of course. Because people are asking for laws that allow these dipshits to discriminate between different services. Right.
These assholes are so out of touch with reality that they should just be disbanded and a pool assembled where anybody could put their work in and anybody could pay a fixed price to use. They are afraid because they are not needed.
That would be kind of nice in real life. Ie: go out for a walk and let the software do part of the job (ie: collect pokestops), automatically set eggs to an incubator and things like that. Focus yourself in catching pokemon and fighting at gyms.
In another news, 3 pistols, 4 rifles and 3 flashbang grenades accidentally shot themselves against unarmed citizens. Authorities report that those pesky flashbang grenades have this bad habit of hitting toddlers.
No. No. No. He could better deploy law enforcement patrols yes but blocking gaming almost entirely is just adding salt to the wound of people trying to rehabilitate. We already screw people for life when they ae convicted for something disregarding the fact that they will probably not do it again unless, of course, we close all the doors and opportunities like we already do.
So no, It is wrong. The sex offenders list is wrong. Law enforcement is full of bullshit nowadays, we don't need more of it.
It's awesome. Even if the FCC doesn't really enforce what they asked it is plenty of bad PR to tp-link that may push them and others towards supporting tinkering. Installing some 3rd-party firmware on some routers turn them into beasts for somewhat little money (I'd argue that the companies could learn a thing or two from these initiatives or even just ship the hardware with the option of using their stuff or the most known firmware by default.
Bad for the singer, mixed for the comedian. Some people will find it offensive. But still maybe if he actually loses he can consider it an investment?
Reminds me of a case here in Brazil where a comedian (Rafinha Bastos if memory serves) said he would "do" Wanessa Camargo (somewhat famous singer here and generally beautiful), her mother and her daughter (she was pregnant at the time). I personally laughed hard but she and her husband weren't amused and sued the comedian for defamation or something in that line and he lost and was forbidden from mentioning any of them. Obviously he managed to keep joking even harder without mentioning their names and the case got really famous here. Censorship at its best.