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  • Mar 03, 2011 @ 08:04pm

    Well, let's all be happy for Technolawyer. I'm sure when he grew up wanting to become a lawyer as a child, he dreamed of one day being sueing people for daring to use two commonly used words together in online blogs. :)

    On the other hand, if this goes to court and TechnoLawyer wins, I sense a new business opportunity.

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  • Mar 03, 2011 @ 07:48pm

    The suit has merit.

    As you mentioned, part of the reasoning behind the gift card law is due to unclear expiration dates on gift cards. But another part of the reason is that money was paid for those gift cards (as noted by Scote above). The government said businesses aren't allowed to sell people special currency that magically loses its value over time.

    A groupon is only like a coupon, when you don't have to pay for it. If you are paying for the deal ahead of time, it's exactly like a gift card IMO.

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  • Mar 02, 2011 @ 06:11pm

    One day they're twirling pens and pencils...

    And the next day they're coming back to the past to change the future. We've been warned! :)

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  • Mar 02, 2011 @ 06:08pm

    Both "sides" seem silly to me.

    Insisting on open standards all the time is as absurd as insisting on proprietary standards all the time.

    In some cases one manner is going to provide the best return on investment and in other cases the other will. Yes, sometimes propitiatory software IS cheaper than OSS, when you measure expense by more variables than immediate license costs.

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  • Mar 02, 2011 @ 06:01pm

    What is in these reports?

    What exactly is the purpose of the CRS and what's contained in those reports?

    It's being implied that something dastardly is taking place, but if that were true, wouldn't we know about it by now (since it's been wiki-leaked).

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  • Mar 02, 2011 @ 05:57pm

    Pretty Amazing Numbers

    As some above noted, I'm guessing that many of the top e-book authors skew younger. Still, it's quite shocking that the sales numbers are THAT good.

    The Amanda woman reminds me of Dane Cook in a strange way. He was the first comic to use the internet to promote himself. Seems Amanda and other e-authors are doing the same thing.

    While the e-revolution (e-volution?) provides a huge opportunity, it seems it's mostly accessible to authors who promote themselves and have younger audiences.

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  • Mar 02, 2011 @ 05:56pm

    Pretty Amazing Numbers

    As some above noted, I'm guessing that many of the top e-book authors skew younger. Still, it's quite shocking that the sales numbers are THAT good. The Amanda woman reminds me of Dane Cook in a strange way. He was the first comic to use the internet to promote himself. Seems Amanda and other e-authors are doing the same thing. While the e-revolution (e-volution?) provides a huge opportunity, it seems it's mostly accessible to authors who promote themselves and have younger audiences. -DeAngelo www.cheerthis.com -hassle free sharing and voting www.SheenNation.com - hassle free sharing and voting of Sheen! www.braincano.com

  • Feb 23, 2011 @ 12:04am

    On the one hand, I say let's not *assume* corruption...

    Government officials switch between taking money in public and private enterprises all the time. I'd like to think that at least SOME of them are honest.

    They need people who've worked in the industry to be qualified to create policy. I mean how often has it been said that we need more technically competent government officials for making rulings on things like software patents, IP law, etc. You're not gonna find life-long bureaucrats wtih those skills!

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  • Feb 09, 2011 @ 11:44pm

    Well, let's not being disengenuous.

    "Still, it kind of makes you wonder what the producers of The Expendables are thinking...To get a tiny group of folks who downloaded the movie to pay a few thousand dollars -- a large chunk of which just goes to the lawyers? That's not exactly a brilliant business strategy."
    I agree, it's wrong-headed, but can this move be THAT surprising? Of course people clueless about how online movie pirating works are going to pay lawyers to try to suppress it. It's not going to work, but they don't know that.

    Rather than act shocked and surprised when movie studios go after online pirates, a better solution might be to educated them on how/why piracy works. If they had knowledge, they wouldn't try these worthless approaches.

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