Re: this begs the question, "what constitutes THE MEDIA"
Anything they would argue, for the sake of convenience in some other case, does not constitute media (for purpose of removing any journalistic protections): In Brown's case, it does constitute media. Also your five year old daughter, if he happened to wave at her on the street.
This really isn't a surprise, BOP has been inconsistent, unclear, and ridiculous the entire time. Never minding he is a journalist by trade, and repeatedly questioned how he was supposed to do his job when released if he can't speak to anyone in journalism or touch a computer network.
That is exactly the thing with 5G: waaaayyyy more towers. But "smaller". And everywhere. And they still need fiber for backhaul. But connecting nodes or premises? Pfffsshhh. We can't do that, not since we have failed forever for no good reason but increasing profits. Just like stupid 5G will. Fore everyone who needs to, idk, render graphics over a wireless network for some reason, while walking down the street.
Re: Response to: orbitalinsertion on Apr 25th, 2017 @ 8:45pm
I still imagine enough of a problem with brewery names. The rest of a generic label may not be distinguishable enough from another similar product ("confusion"). It may avoid trademarks, but not the problem that they all cry and whine over with trademarks in the first place.
Bill G.'s Pumpkin Spice Lager Bill M.'s Pumpkin Spice Lager
We can't have a trademark litigation festival, but the thing we decided that we have to Pertect Ar Terdmerks! over has not changed.
So why not just relax on the damn perception of trademark infringement around every corner? Or is this like an addiction thing, where you can't have a trademark without overindulging?
Yes. I suppose it may come down to a mere feeling that they could conceivably scrub their general-purpose OS if they ever cared to bother, but phones are a bit more locked up. (Potential rationale for some. Most probably just like their moral outrage every morning regardless of whether it is true or not or if they would ever have cared otherwise.)
Actually, I am a little puzzled by the whole thing. When did chips become secure and well-implemented in the first place? I think i missed that day of class in the last 10 years or so when "smart chips" actually kinda sorta started living up to the theory behind them.