... except that no-one "must" read the news. Sure, it's handy for conversation, but you can live without it.
Come to think of it, the same argument could be said about the internet. So what was your point again?
Yes, because infringing copyright is as bad as shooting someone with an assault rifle.
1 - Anyone who know Happy Tree Friends will know that piranha attack will not end well at all.
2 - It seems to suggest that mashups/remixes/derivatives are not legitimate forms of creativity. As as mashup producer myself, I find that a little insulting.
Oh heavens no. It's quite sad that they'd just jump all over the headline in an excuse for a good story without bothering to check the date of the sources. Don't get me wrong, I think it'd be a great story.. a year ago. Now though, there's no excuse :/
(BTW, in my previous post, I, of course, meant the Stuff.co.nz article, not the NME one. God I'm stupid this morning)
No, the thing that gets me about London 2012 is that they've installed SAM (surface-to-air missile) sites around the arena place. Fucking SAMs. As if they think some terrorist is going to fucking crash a plane into the arena. Jeez, over-reaction much? Loosen up..
I make music. Sometimes I make music good enough that people share it with others and they want to download it for free. I let them. Hell, I *want* them to.
What was your point again?
"you are all apparently creative enough to make your own music and film, so why take ours without our permission?"
Now that doesn't make sense. You're assuming that people would never want anything but their own stuff?
The thing that I don't get about these 'favourite articles of the week' posts is that they aren't so much 'favourites', more like 'every article posted this week, summarised by a guest'.
While I do enjoy other people posting here (especially someone as esteemed as Schaakes), the title is somewhat confusing. Something like 'Marietje Schaakes reviews this weeks Techdirt posts' would possibly be better, I think.
Don't get me wrong, I do like them, it's just the title that niggles me :/
They're on Kickstarter - probably the most successful crowdsourcing site around. Hardly 'not adapting' to it.
"one day I sued it to prop a door open"
Sorry, I just have this image of you wanting to prop open a door with the massive amounts of cash you'd get from your PS3..
If there was a fire, the door would be closed, shutting off oxygen supply to the fire and reducing its spread.
That said, it's conceivable that the door has to be propped open sometimes - say, for example, you're carrying several heavy/cumbersome items through it and it's nonsensical to close and open it every time. Or, perhaps there's people either side of the door and need to communicate effectively and the closed door prevents that.
In short, yeah, it's probably safer to keep it closed. But sometimes, it's just inconvenient.
Anonymous - people who care about the open internet and the freedom to have a dissenting opinion.
The 'companies' - only care about their profits.
Exactly the same, yes.
I don't recall anyone advocating DDoS attacks.. >_>
Presumably the FAA hasn't heard of Airplane Mode then?
Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my DRM-free files being played on whatever the fuck player I want them to be.
Scroll down to the Daily Mail section.
Suffice to say, I read it just to laugh at it.
Huh. Not sure what to make of that either. Sorry for hogging the top space, guys >_>
I find it funny that you imply and seem to honestly believe that copying = taking.
I could (and will) argue that the pictures themselves aren't patented, just what they represent.