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  • May 03, 2011 @ 06:46am

    Re: Re: Freedom of Speech

    Kalinka, it has NOTHING to do with understanding politics. Who cares about how a game like an election is perceived. We're talking about a government PUNISHING citizens with jail time for tweeting about something. That is an infringement of human rights.

    Criticize Americans all you want, we would never do that.

  • May 03, 2011 @ 05:58am

    Freedom of Speech

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this sort of law an infringement on Freedom of Speech and Press? Does Canada not have a sort of Bill of Rights?

    For all the crap we Americans get from Canadians about our policies, I'm shocked they ignore this glaring disparity.

  • Mar 25, 2011 @ 07:50am

    lol, superman will NEVER be in the public domain. if the families didn't care about it, DC comics would certainly never allow it to slip from their control. the IP's the biggest money maker for the company.

    i suspect, unless their is major changes to copyright law, IP's will never slip into the public domain ever again. the creator's or their families will want to milk their work for as long as they can, and find loopholes to prevent PD.

    I mean Tolkien's work should be public domain by now, but his son will never allow it.

  • Mar 22, 2011 @ 11:53am

    I don't understand why you people are opposed to NYT wanting to make money off of its own content. Every website has the right to find a way to monetize its product. If it fails, it's because people decided not to buy it, not because erecting a paywall is some sort of work of grand villainy as you make it out to be.

  • Mar 22, 2011 @ 06:00am

    Dont count the NYTs out

    The fact that so many "new" media outlets are declaring the doom of this paywall makes me suspicious. Don't underestimate the loyalty of NY Times readers. This is not a feature they're marketing to the super-young who demand everything for free, but the long-time readers (many of them older) who are embracing iPads/iPhones and are definitely willing to pay for the luxury.

    Just the fact that it's the Times (and not some third rate paper) that's doing this means its got a chance.