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  • Dec 14th, 2013 @ 12:27pm

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    I just wanted to mention that the CC licenses do not cancel copyrights. They work within the confines of copyright laws, but its impossible to nullify them since they're obligatory..

    They mention on their websites that some countries are making things harder for CC licenses, given their copyright laws don't support things like CC0...

  • Oct 7th, 2013 @ 1:42pm

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    You know, I really don't get bitcoins..

    The whole things about "mining" them just leave me skeptical..

    Basically, doesn't it means that people with the biggest mining power will dominate the economy with the only reason being that they waste a lot of energy and in turn create more pollution, to compute equations and maybe find bitcoins ? I know its supposed to get increasingly harder to find bitcoins, and that it has a hard limit..
    But wouldn't that give some people a huge headstart ?

    To me, it kinda look like taking money from a bunch of irresponsible pricks and giving it to another bunch of irresponsible pricks !

    Plus, I'm afraid of floating point numbers precision.. :/

  • Sep 19th, 2013 @ 1:20pm

    Re: Re: Re: Hollywood causes people to steal, eh?

    Well, actually I like the fact that people report it, since it gets hidden, with an over 100% success ratio, like it never existed in the first place. Just like it was meant to be ! Its just like having a browser addon that filters out advertising, except that it would filter even more bs if it could hide ootb's ad hominems, tu quoques, etc..

    I can keep scrolling down without having some guy coming out of the blue and telling me I suck because I read techdirt, or have an interest about making the world a better place.. All while using every single fallacies that exists as arguments.

    Or complain about some weird fictional pirate character, I never heard of, named pirate mike.. Someone's been reading too many pirate of the Caribbean coloring books, while inhaling his sharpies I think..

  • Sep 14th, 2013 @ 2:32pm


    That might be hard to do for some.. Given that Lily has monopoly on some drugs that were allowed in Canada for treating some illnesses.

    If there aren't alternatives, or if alternative drugs don't work for some, it could hurt a lot of people.

    That's a really nasty business..

    We allowed them patents and enforced them on our people for their own benefits. And then they use it to create something we need, and begin bossing us around with legal threats..

  • Aug 31st, 2013 @ 12:03pm


    There's quite a huge difference between both sir.

    Companies are responsible for the behavior of their employees, up to a certain extent. Mostly because they're the ones actually doing what the company wants to.

    If some people on the tech support team would just say fuckoff to the clients (which some actually do), its the company that's responsible for hiring people like that, and letting them do bad customer service.

    Its not from a "false" responsibility created through laws that it works that way, its completely "natural". If X company gives you shit support, you'll go with Y company instead, and that's why X company really don't want that happening.

    Holding cyberlockers responsible for the content in their servers that their clients put there makes as much sense as holding the USPS responsible for the anthrax letters, or the airlines for shipping in terrorists or war criminals.

    Moreover, I'll have to hold you responsible for the use of a few logical fallacies.

    Notably, making up a strawman with what they actually meant: organizations that preach and enforce a certain ideal on others while not applying to their own people is not cool ( ).

    Trying to discredit these guys rather than countering their arguments ( ).

    Then, you clearly didn't understand the issue with privacy and enormous resources it would require to track every file transaction by everyone for a digital storage provider, then proceeded to use that incredulity as basis for your argument ( ).

    There you go. Any other arguments sir, preferably not based on fallacies ?