I find that both hilarious and terrifying. I just got smart phones for my wife & I. Looking at my account on the Verizon Wireless page, a little widget shows my data usage as:
286,626.95 of Unlimited data used.
First of all, what units are they measuring my data in?
Second, how can it be unlimited if there is a limit?
There's not even a little star next to Unlimited telling you to read your contract! If I look at that (as a new data plan customer), why would it even occur to me to look into the fine print in my contract for any info on my data plan's limit when the main account info page says UNLIMITED?
If the film makers have copyright over their sets, that would only mean that you can't physically reproduce the set. Filming something happening ON the set (a video audiovisual reproduction of an event) is totally different from making a physical copy of that environment.
Even if they did buy a copy of OSX for each computer, I recall another issue in this case is that they were buying upgrade copies of OSX, since the only way to get a full install of OSX is by buying a Mac.
If Psystar bought an upgrade disc, hacked and installed it, and sold it, that most likely isn't a valid/legal copy anyway.
That's the one thing that nobody seems to realize on this topic. It's not holding the phone while driving that causes the problems. It's the act of talking to someone not in the car, whether you're holding the phone or on a headset.
When someone is in the car with you while you talk, they can help alert you to problems that you may not notice, possibly due to you talking to them. When they're not in the car (just on the phone), they can't see that your swerving into the other lane and get your attention.
The funny thing about CC is this: the CC license "rides" atop Copyright.
Let's say you grab a CC-Licensed pic from Flickr to use for some purpose. You decide that you don't need to do as the CC License says, because you don't think it's "legal". Well, if the license isn't "legal", then the pic is still covered by US Copyright. In THAT case, you have absolutely no rights to do anything with the pic unless you get explicit permission from the owner!
All the CC License says is, "If you use this , you must abide by the rules set forth in the license." Nothing "illegal" about that. If you choose to ignore the license, you still have to obey copyright.
His computer asked the WAP for an IP address, and the WAP gave him one. Sounds like the open WAP access was very authorized. If the person running the WAP didn't want strangers to use it, he would instruct it to not let strangers use it (lock it down).
In early 1999, when 'The Matrix' came out, I downloaded about 3-4 different versions of it. I'd burn it & bring it home, and my brother would sit down and watch it with me. About 20 minutes into it, one of us would call the theater and see what showtimes were still available that night.
In the end, I ended up seeing it in the theater AT LEAST 6 times. Yah, piracy really cost the studio on that one!
There are 2 issues that need to be separated here:
It was legal to sell the book, yet was likely a violation of the (original) seller's contract. The contract violation is likely a civil matter, and is between the publisher & shipper, and has nothing to do with the guy selling it on Ebay.
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