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  • Sep 4th, 2019 @ 8:31am

    Sony's perfidy

    I wonder, are the guys doing the hacking publishing their new hacks on a website that Sony has access to? Maybe they should create a private email list for that purpose.

    Sounds like Sony is being WAAAAY overzealous in keeping tabs on the innovation community.

  • Sep 3rd, 2019 @ 3:20pm


    According to the filing, McGuire specifically said "this mother is on a rampage and ready to shoot to kill."

    THAT, in and of itself, sounds like she crossed the line from pissed off to actual, physical threat.

    Just sayin'

  • Aug 21st, 2019 @ 7:32am

    Re: Copyright gone too far

    I agree. Sure, both songs MIGHT have similarities, but I don't subscribe to the notion that Led Zep INTENTIONALLY ripped off any riffs.

    And to Mike's statement that there might be a passing resemblance to J.S. Bach's Bourree in E Minor: That would not be in question here, because, AFAIK, anything written before 1925 is not covered by U.S. Copyright law and therefore couldn't be used as a basis for a lawsuit.

    I think the entire matter of the lawsuit is just silly.....

  • Aug 13th, 2019 @ 5:57am

    Can paywalls work?

    IMNTBHO, I would be willing to pay for a digital subscription if, like many here have said, you gave me in-depth analysis on the subject. More than I would find looking elsewhere. If I'm going to PAY for you service, I expect to had NO ADS.

    On the flip side, if you want to show me A FEW ads, and give me the "50,000 foot" view of a story, along with a link to sign up for the digital subscription, I might be more inclined to visit your site. IF the part if the article you show me on the free site is demonstrative of your writing/reporting.

    I agree with Mike, though. I think most people tend to get most of their information from a handful of source. I have techdirt as one of the pages that is automatically opened when my browser starts.... :)

  • Aug 1st, 2019 @ 9:26am

    Re: Florida Statute regarding civil forfeiture

    For the record, my comment about TechDirt performing their due diligence was NOT, repeat NOT sarcasm. The only reason I read TechDirt is BECAUSE they are so completely thorough in their investigations and report the FACTS. No Fake News here.

    Just wanted to clear that up. Big TechDirt Fanboy...... :)

  • Aug 1st, 2019 @ 8:23am


    Because.....while they have you pulled over, counting your cash (and salivating), YOU aren't on the road, so you're not causing any accidents! Or something. I guess. Right?