A real annoyance of mine and no doubt countless other users is when I follow a show or person or something on Facebook and they post a message saying so and so did an internet, check out this clip of the show, remember this scene etc etc. I click on it and boom "sorry, this video has been disabled for your geographical region". What a bunch on douches, seriously, you have users all over the world, cater for it, not difficult!
This suggests that the European Commission is completely out of touch with the people it supposedly serves, and still doesn't understand the growing anger that its arrogant approach and condescending tone continues to generate on the streets.
Of course they understand, it's just they're paid off to turn a blind eye. Otherwise no one can be that stupid... i hope...
It is their business, let them conduct it as they see fit. If you feel they aren't giving you value for your money, don't buy their product.
In the UK, we have to pay a license fee, all of which goes to the BBC. Now if the BBC have also followed suit then we are not getting our monies worth and we cannot exactly not buy the product, since we are forced to pay this.
Personally, I don't watch any Sky channels, and normally turn to BBC news channel for proper news.
pbhjpbhj: "An analogue might be recreating Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans with the cans marginally rotated, basing the piece on the original work (trademark issues aside). Now I'd like to say that I think that piece actually would be a valid new work - and have quite a lot of substance - but nonetheless it would be derivative of the original beyond mere inspiration IMO."
I read this yesterday somewhere as well, may have been a link off HackerNews.
Anyway... the main story is not exactly as it has been reported here. The company that got taken to court sell smoe sort of tea and they had the first picture on there box. They then decided they didn't want to pay the photographer any money so they had a similar shot taken and used that thinking they could get away with it. The judge decided that since they had expressly gone out and take a similar shot for this purpose then they were in breach... I'll see if I can dig out the article since someone else made a comment and explained it much better than me :)
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