The sooner people realize there is no buyer's remorse in voting, the better. Damn I hate sounding like a radical, but the current state of politics and twisting of the constitution makes me sick and cynical...but there's not really another country to move to where things are "right" either. While I agree this has a snowball's chance of making a difference, it's sad that there was even an ACTA talk to begin with. Something that obviously business driven and anti citizen/consumer that it should have never gotten off the ground, much less be this close to reality.
"The lawsuit alleges that Red Bull defrauded Mr. [Daniel] Hogan not only by illegally using his technical ideas, but by adopting his original plans to generate publicity and create a marketing buzz. "This was my idea, from start to finish," Mr. Hogan told The Wall Street Journal. The goal from the start, he said, was "how to make the most of this awesome event" from a marketing standpoint." (WSJ source).
The filing will cost you $11 or so after the search and the download as it's behind the CA Superior Court's paywall.
It can be reasonably assumed, that despite appearances, the vast majority of politicians are not actually stupid.
Ye of little faith. I've met officials from local (mayor) to state (state rep). They're smart at double talking and how to raise money for the next campaign, but dumb to giving a fuck about the places they represent.
if it has to be black or white, then just say no. otherwise, significant, revolutionary cuts are needed. working in the tech industry shows me how things like offering SaaS or DBaaS is great for competition...but should someone lock it up behind patents, well, who wins then?
the way i understand it, the original company bought licenses for one version but ran afoul with Adobe on how they used them (not as important). they then purchased UPGRADE licenses from Adobe (for something like $400-500), who, as part of the license agreement, told the company to destroy the original software (discs). they did not but instead gave/sold them to this other guy. when he tries to pawn them off, he got busted. the terms of the upgrade license weren't fulfilled. that's the beef.
Sounds like Mike has a drinking buddy next time he's in Barcelona! I don't think I've seen a more prime example of the CwF+RtB concept outside of the music industry (where most of these kinds of talks are contexted). However, he also said "Currently Private is in an industry in rapid transition and with its unparalleled content distribution network and diversified business model across all platforms and screens the Company is uniquely poised to go where others cannot." (link), so it seems he also feels it's only possible since they're diversified.
And there needs to be two pictures--one from before the vehicle enters the intersection, and one while it's in it to prove that they entered the intersection when it was red. This resolves the issue of people being in the intersection before it turned red.
"Likening mistyped domains to prime real estate, Temme equates the practice to buying 'some property next to Disneyland.'"
The trouble is that it's like opening a gym next door and putting up an equally sized, shaped, colored, etc. sign that says "D1sneyland" even though it's "Carl's Gym" but putting it a mile off the road so you don't know until you drive up on it that there is no magic and fairy dust just smelly dudes.
Mr. Cohen I think used a poor analogy. His statement "Your subsequent downloading is akin to buying a CD, then copying it to your iPod" simply is not true. You purchase a CD, rip it, and put it on your iPod. You have now made the original media format more valuable (making copies to placeshift the content). You paid for the software (directly or otherwise) to give you that ability. However, when you download the digital version of a book, you did not do that work yourself. Someone took the time to reformat it digitally, regardless of how minimal it may be (which is a good addon and reason to buy the physical media). If you took your book, scanned it, ran each image through some OCR software, then put them together end to end you would have the same thing as Mr. Cohen's analogy. To make his statement correct, it would be more like "buy the physical CD, then download the MP3s." I believe that publishers should be giving away the digital copy of the text along-side the physical. Sure, people will obtain the media illegally and not play by the rules, but the reason to buy just has to adapt to stay up with an evolving consumer (we don't consume media any more, we interact with it). They can't stop the tide with laws on how not to make copies of works, so adapt or die. Great works will still be made, and they will be even greater as people interact in new ways and connect better with the creators. It's not better or worse, really, just different.
I think that the logic is backwards. If I encourage competition, a municipality will have more users at the expense of fewer users per provider. As prices drive down, more users that decided $X/mo was too much, but now that it's $Y I will get broadband, or a bigger package--or that now I can justify a recurring internet bill.
The local governments need to understand that they have nothing to lose by removing the monopolies.