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  • Oct 29th, 2010 @ 1:27pm

    Copyright?

    I may be wrong, but wouldn't you have waived copyright protection when you used geocities to create your website?

    I don't know for sure, but I would think anything you uploaded to geocities would effectively have become their property, to be used as they saw fit. But I don't have the EULA to read so maybe I'm off on that. Anyone know how that would work?

  • Mar 8th, 2010 @ 12:32pm

    Locks...

    This DRM issue reminds me of a saying I heard long ago; "Locks only keep out the honest people". And it's true. Most everyone locks their doors and houses still get robbed.

    My point is, DRM will never achieve the desired effect without harming the legitimate end user. And it will only get worse until we stop paying them to treat us like criminals.

    I agree with an earlier post here. Buy these games with your credit card. The first time you get denied through DRM, return the game or call your credit card company and tell them you got ripped off. Then email the game publisher and tell them you got your money back. "Money talks" is the only language that will get their attention, and outside of boycott (which won't happen), this is the only other way. IMHO

  • Oct 26th, 2009 @ 12:16pm

    Re: Theaters just aren't worth it.

    "Movies that I was really excited to see when they were new, I have forgotten about completely by the time they are released on DVD."

    Agreed. And on the rare occasion that I am so bored as to peruse my pay-per-view menu, I will sometimes remember that I thought I would enjoy seeing a particular movie, only to realize that I don't care enough to pay 4.99 to see a movie I can't save on DVR.

    So essentially I don't see it in the theater, don't buy or rent the DVD, don't watch on PPV, and thus don't recommend it to others because I haven't seen it.