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  • Mar 28th, 2014 @ 5:20am

    OFF The Mark - Totally

    I'm a daily reader of Techdirt and for the most part the site is right on point. Here you guys totally missed the mark. Talk about stifling free speech. What the hell does a red skinned (new potato) have to do with a football team. Why don't we just ban red skinned new potatos since they are obviously racist and if we ban them there is not commerce issue and we don't have to worry about USPTO or any LIBERAL getting the feelings hurt or panties all wadded.
    This article is such a disappointment at so many levels.

    You guys missed the mark, the boat, the barn, everything.

    I'm of Irish background and find the term Mick offensive. We should ban all businesses that have a "Mc" in their name. Let's start with McDonalds, I think you guys can carry that torch for me. It's disparaging and hurts my feelings.

  • Nov 20th, 2013 @ 4:45pm

    @4 ......idiot

    Who taught you English. you're not even ranting coherently (sorry was that too big of a word). Maybe you haven't realized just how politics and the machine works. Feed crap to the sheeple as much as you can and as often as you can and you can rewrite history. I saw the show since my wife had it on, thought it was a pretty lame attempt to "set the record straight". Maybe you didn't catch that nuance from the liberal left (that's Hollywood to you). Pull you head out.......then wash your face.

  • Nov 20th, 2013 @ 3:57pm

    Damage Contro....full swing

    The answer is "HELL NO". They are already doing damage control. I watched the latest NCIS show last night that portrayed an NSA agent (who will most likely be joining the NCIS Team) who was an analyst. They made a joke (kinda) several times where the character Abbey accused the NSA of spying.... and the canned response was so bad, "You know we can't do that without a court order". She said it on 3 different occasions as if that is the definitive testimony to the truth. It's the old adage, if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth. I wonder if Dianne Feinstein (Frankenstein) had her liberal cronies write that into the script.

  • Dec 20th, 2012 @ 9:33am

    The perfect Storm

    Here we go with a the new model. I copyright troll invents software to identify copyright violations so that whenever their fellow copyright trolls try to do the same they can troll on them with patent infringement lawsuits. I would love nothing better than to watch one copyright troll going after another copyright troll over how they're trolling for business.

    quite ironic.

  • Aug 30th, 2012 @ 1:40pm

    This is Scary Stuff

    WOW....this guy's an idiot and pretty much single handily convinced a bunch of other idiots to award a Billion Dollars to a corporation (which we all know that these awards end up being included in price of future products)based on his own ignorant misunderstanding of "prior art". They should have picked a jury or group of individuals from the technology sector to hear this case. What's really sad is that he starts off with identifying himself as someone who understands technology.....maybe so just not Prior Art or jury instructions. Talk about a runaway jury. This is exactly what is wrong with our patent system. I'm pretty sure Apple is trying to figure out how to lower prices on their products once they get Samsung eliminated from the market being the good industry stewards that they are. As Bill Paxton would say....."Game Over....we're F'd"

  • Aug 16th, 2012 @ 1:46pm

    Prior use

    If I'm correct the first time that I actually sneezed and spread my genes all over my mommies eyeglasses was when I was about 2 weeks old. I claim prior use and spread of my genes and therefore they cannot be patented.

  • Aug 9th, 2012 @ 1:28pm

    This is why I won't buy another e-reader

    OK..I was one of the first group to purchase a Kindle for my wife (back when it was $350) since she is an avid reader. The whisper net feature was great and the list of titles she could download for $2.00 was fantastic. I have over 1,500 paper backs at the house on shelves and I thought I saw the last bill from Barnes & Nobles and others being replaced with Kindle purchases. NOT ANYMORE. Here we are 3 or 4 years later and the price of e-books for the Kindle are now more than the paperback prices. I guess me and a whole lot of other people pissed away our money and ultimately got screwed. You can't tell me it costs more to produce an e-book than a printed paperback book.

    It's quite obvious the system is F'd up.

  • Jun 28th, 2012 @ 2:55pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    oh man... can you guys do anything but whine and cry like babies? Wah! Wah! Waaaaaah! Get over it already...

    I'm over it I just don't approve of our government being run by the entertainment industry.....obviously you do. Not until all of your rights and freedoms have eroded away will folks like you stand up and do something about it........the liberal mindset, government will take care of you and always has your best interests in mind......right!

  • Jun 28th, 2012 @ 2:19pm

    It's time for action

    Wouldn't it be great is we could use the web as tool to stage the largest protest of Hollywood the country has ever seen. Put up a site and get the word out for everyone in America to boycott the movie theaters for an entire weekend. One weekend where everyone said enough is enough and let it be known to Hollywood and Congress that backdoor deals and catering to the Hollywood bribes is a bad idea and that we're watching. I haven't been to a movie theater in over 9 years and the more I read the less chance that I ever will.

  • Jun 27th, 2012 @ 9:45am

    At least they gave us the answer

    The question: Whose internet service to avoid!!!

    There will be no comcast, verizon or Time Warner in my house........ever!

  • Jun 27th, 2012 @ 9:37am

    One bad Apple spoils the whole bunch

    Wow....The only reason I have an iPad is because it was a gift. Now I need to quickly get it on ebay and sell it before Apple successfully gets the "first sale" doctrine changed as well forcing everyone to eat their proverbial "Apple" products. It's obvious Samsung got it right......and Apple knows it. At some point they need to learn how to make a better product and add more value than just changing the color of the case.

  • Mar 27th, 2012 @ 2:41pm

    $7K or you don't love your kid

    How absurd is it to think that not ponying up $7K means you don't think your kid is worth that much. As someone who maxed out my Out Of Pocket medical expenses last year for cancer, I can tell you that I'm pretty sure that there are many other $7K solutions that family is also needing to invest in. They are probably spending everything they have on this and other medical related items for this child. If it were only just $7K. I can't imagine that the company couldn't release a $50 to $100 app and not sell 100 or even a 1000 times more than what they are selling at $7K. The only way the $7K makes sense is if they are bleeding the insurance companies dry.....and in that case we're all paying for it anyway.

    This comapany is the poster child for being a Putz!

  • Oct 5th, 2011 @ 4:35pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Why split hairs in Monsters defense. Its a simple fix, if a site is selling counterfeit itemsthen list the counterfeit sites. If Monster wants to list a site as rogue becuase they differ in opinion on the quality of the cable then fine...let them be dicks and do that. They only hurt themselves as apparent by the comments on this blog. But don't defend their rogue list because it may contain a site that sells counterfeits, if you know it for a fact then call them out. They're trying to fake a case to justify their "millions of dollars" claims by throwing out a large list of cohorts. When in fact the true list of counterfeiters is quite small while the list of those site that disagree with them is large.

  • Aug 25th, 2011 @ 3:07pm

    Nail on the head

    If the publishers would put a realistic price tag on the games there would be less of a need to buy used. The fact I can sell it back to gamestop for a little coin and then have my kid buy a used game at a reduced rate without having to drop another $60 on something he may not like is exactly what I need....its called a "CHOICE". If my only option were $60 games new I know we would buy less games overall......especially new ones.

    Maybe a $15.00 football or whiffle bat & ball set is what the publishers had in mind......hmmmmmm. Not a bad thought.

  • May 5th, 2011 @ 3:21pm

    Missing the point

    Wow....its not the alleged rape, its the time served by the boy, its not the conspiracy that she joined the cheerleading team to refuse to cheer to create a litigious situation,.....its none of that.

    What's the big deal that she didn't want to cheer for a particular boy. It's the school....some of you might remember the beginning of the "Zero Tolerance" policies in Texas ehere a 3rd grade girl was suspended because her purse had a piece of 4 inch chain on it as a decoration. She was booted for having a "Weapon". This is about the same issue where School Administrators check their brains at the door before opening up their mouths and making impactful decisions. I'm not aware of any rule that says you have to say "Yeah" for everyone. Why not handle the situation like an adult.....a smart adult that doesn't put undue punishment on the cheerleader. In Texas the cheerleaders cover all of the sports, so don't say "hey" for him during basketball season instead just hope he doesn't make the football team.

    She shouldn't have to change schools, he shouldn't have bury his head in the sand if he served his time and punishment.......but you can't mandate that they will like each other or get along.....and the adult thing to do would have been to ask her to not make a scene about her refusal to cheer for the guy. She could simply walk away or pretend she had something in her eye. Everyone would get their way an no kid would be hit with a $45K fine for bringing a frivalous lawsuit against in such a highly charged and emotional situation. This case simply punished everyone because the administrator checked their brain at the door.

  • Apr 20th, 2011 @ 2:51pm


    I would simply tell them that my phone contains personal medical information (which it does) including correspondence with my doctors office. All of that information is currently protected by Federal statutes surounding HIPAA. If they cannot discern one piece of information from another then they cannot download everything exclusive of HIPAA protected data and therefore would be violating Federal Statutes which trumps the states.

    This is a clear violation of the 4th amendment and probably the worst form of over-reaching that I've read in recent months. Even if its nothing more than enflammatory media reporting by the Dirt.....the fact that someone in Michigan would even consider it is scary enough. No wonder they have the highest unemployment rate.

  • Apr 15th, 2011 @ 1:55pm

    Dad goes to jail!! happy ending

    Well, if the dad who spoke up was so upset that his daughter was traumatized and demanded a stiffer sentence I think he is ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON!!!!!

    He should immediately go to jail for allowing to view something that never happened. WOW...I've heard where perception is reality.....but this takes the cake. I think since his performance was in front of a virtual audience (in the classroom) then he should have to go to a virtual jail and serve 3 years of virtual probation....just to be consistent.

  • Apr 8th, 2011 @ 1:08pm

    Total Shame

    The founding fathers are upstairs looking down on us with absolute disbelief. They're scratching their heads trying to figure out where they went wrong. Under the guise of civility and progress we've managed to bastardize all that they accomplished within a near perfect document(Constitution). When politicians, lawyers, and supposed historical experts take apart individual words that the founders laid out in order to perpetrate their not so hidden agendas and destroy the constructs of our freedoms, and ability to self govern it makes you hope for the second chance on a distant planet that isn't polluted by the concepts of politics. Twisting and interpretting and re-interpretting the common sensical ideals the founders set in motion is nothing more than a pretense to anarchy. We're watching the slow demise of our individual rights for the betterment of "society" and to what end, to help some over stuffed flatulant politician pander to the fears of many at the expense of furthering their careers with votes from the un-educated. The more we let the Government trim our rights the deeper they will cut until no-one here is without the shadow of big brother veiling their lives.

  • Mar 31st, 2011 @ 10:14am

    A New Era of Ambulance Chasers

    lets get real. The content is out on the web free for any browser. As long as they're not changing the content and publishing it as is (except for reformatting) I don't see the issue. I loathe having to read around ads popping up and bad formatting that the so-called publishers put out on their sites. What we're seeing is a new incarnation of Ambulance Chasers ....instead they're hanging out at the "App Store" (uh oh....I forgot to get Steve Job's permission to say app store....cha ching!!) looking for new companies to sue. I guess the ambulance chasing market has matured too much and their looking for new fertile grounds.

    I'm sure I wrote something here that warrants a nastygram from some blood sucking, low life, scum of the earth lawyer......