You also shouldn't put much faith in the Declaration of Independence either as it was written by a bunch of criminals. Lets also ignore Australia, its an island of criminals. While we are at it, Zebras are born with criminal uniforms on them, lets ignore them too.
Ironman came out originally in 1959 (http://marvel.wikia.com/Iron_Man_Comic_Books) Are they claiming they were first or just the first to do the man in metal suit doing 3 point stance? Because, technically, that was done before in football. Though they were wearing pads. Might be different.
...but they did distribute it...how else would others see it so they can create emails? Or would you prefer a "Public Performance"? These are things the MPAA and RIAA have sued for. If I loaned my CD to a friend or played my CD/DVD in a place where it could be seen by others, per their definition, it would be a public viewing\performance.
So, as this computer had sensitive materials on it, does the teacher get fired for not following security procedures put out by those who do the testing? How about the school administrator who allowed this to happen? If they are going to go over board with the student they should be doing the same for all who were involved on both sides. Seems fair to me.
I was a member of the Student Government in the University of Maine at Machias. The policy wrote that as long as you had a membership of X students you could be a group. You gave the SG your request for funds and it gets approved and such. If you vary from the budget it would be noted the next time you ask for money. There was no pulling funds for offending someone. If there were, the Young Republicans would have never survived their trial period. On the School side, each group needed a Faculty Adviser that was ultimately responsible for what the group did. When it came to things like publications and student government itself, they would often step in to give advice on the right course of action. I find it hard to believe that neither group had an adviser. I am willing to bet that someone in the faculty got upset and talked to the student government and pushed THAT way.
No self respecting duck would be caught hanging around comcast unless comcast paid someone to put up a fence around the ducks, clip their wings and then sit in the middle of the group. Though even then there might be trouble...
Mock Dodd all you like, but he is standing by his principles. He feels he has the right to earn all kinds of bribes...err...money and the MPAA is giving him that. Its his right to spout lies all he wants, freedom of speah and all...