FedEx and most businesses have a standard charge for one-off copies that is the published price. If the schools do enough business with FedEx, they probably have a discounted rate based on monthly copy volume. The only issue in the case was whether a third party who was engaged by to do some work for the end user is liable for copyright infringement just by doing the work. While the case was about a specific CC license it does have broader implications that third parties are not generally liable for infringement just because they were used.
ESPN overpaid for the rights for "marquee" sports. They also do not show many other sports such as rugby or Australian rules football. These sports would probably come as complete package with ESPN only rebroadcasting the game.
Technically the victims are the cab companies and the city for lost fares and fees. Both 'victims' have lost sight that cabs are a service that should be benefitting the public first. Uber and Lyft challenge the lack of customer service.
That incompetent investigations will put innocent people in prison is a good start. The fact the Keystone Kops were so incompetent with the high tech devices such as a tape recorder or camera that the best they could do is charge someone who happened to be in the database.
Even worse, the basic idea and technology of making a copy has around for recordings for longer than that. Bing Crosby started to use recordings in the 40's to record his radio shows. The tapes being sent to the stations to be played when the show was to aired. So one could argue the only thing this 'patent' does was to a digital device instead of an analog one.
iIdiots should the company name. These charges can be challenged. Also, what is the minimum amount of money in a fraud/theft case in Texas for felony charges? Also, could there RICO charges involved (definitely a felony)?
Gawker went out of business because of their total lack of any ethics and morals left them open to nasty lawsuits. The Hulk Hogan mess was one their own making. The lawsuits and threats mentioned here have no real basis other than someone can not admit that there was considerable prior work ("art") for workable email systems. The real inventors have not made any ludicrous claims.
I am not surprised. The basic flaw is the anonymized data hides personal preferences and habits. It does not. Everyone tends to have well defined usage patterns on the web. Correlating this patterns between various services can will effectively deanonymize data. The points of correlation the more accurate the identification.
Proper police and military tactics do not involve storming a building for shits and giggles. This is a recipe for a disastrous shootout with many dead.
I remember a SWAT assault in GA many years ago (not drugs) that was a hostage situation. An armed man with issues was holding family member(s) hostage. Instead of trying to talk the man out the local SWAT team assaulted the house without any real reconnaissance. Result, one perp dead and the entire SWAT team wiped out.
If one cultivates a connection with the fans you can make money from other sources such as concerts, t-shirts, etc. But the artists and more importantly the industry has to understand it is ultimately the fans who will make you a success.
Another issue with copyright is the length is unreasonable. Given that most works even major hits have a relatively short sales life with 90%+ of the sales being front loaded in the first part of the release and 99%+ being done after about 5 years the current length is totally unreasonable.
Southwest Airlines once got into trademark dispute with another company. The CEOs agreed to hold an arm wrestling contest with the loser of each round donating to charity. Both companies agreed that Southwest could use their variation.
What is interesting is most Twitter storms rarely get beyond the participants. The rest of the world is blissful unaware of the storm unless someone brings it to their attention. Its not that they are unaware of Twitter storms but find them a rather pointless exercise in immaturity.
Woods should learn Babs that stirring up nest is a good way for others to find out that you are a certified turd.
The problem with hidden proof is no one can verify it. Do the Russians (and many others) have competent hackers? (Yes). Can election results be corrupted? (Yes). Does this prove the Russians hacked the elections? (No). Elections have been corrupted without a computer; the joke is the most loyal Democratic voters are the dead.
One major flaw, her problems were self-inflicted and many detested her because of her corrupt antics. Some chose to vote for Trump but others chose not to vote. Those who refused to vote if dragged to the polls might have voted for Trump instead.
True this never ending saga is impacted by the fact digital records can stay around much longer than paper records. But it also shows that running private email servers to avoid scrutiny has a high probability of keeping one in the investigators' cross hairs for a long time.