Looks like Topiary got out on bail.
I love that, that is so true. It's like the RIAA thinks we all want to carry CD players around still... OR that we all want to go to the trouble of buying CDs and converting them ourselves.
So, how do you explain people like me?
Before all this anti-piracy nonsense, I used to buy 5-10 CDs per month and I used to download everything I could get my grubby little internet fingers on. I also had XM radio that I paid something like $10/month for.
Now, I don't download music at all and I certainly don't PAY for it. I canceled XM radio, so now I just listen to free radio and accept the crap that comes to me via that avenue. My joy for music has evaporated. I think I've bought about 3 CDs in the last 5 years.
Actually, it's more like having your car parked in your garage every day, then getting speeding/parking tickets in the mail and not understanding how it's possible given your car never left the garage.
Let's pretend that there are 1 million people like that person who (while not you) is like you:
$1.3 billion * 1 million = $1.3 quadrillion
Apparently RIAA should be making many times more than the total GDP of the entire planet.
I don't see the resemblance between the two at ALL, but I'm funny that way.
I've had extraordinary face recognition abilities for most of my life. My wife does NOT. We'll be watching a show and she'll say, "Is that the woman from...?" to which I immediately reply (her not having said the name of the show or the name of the person), "NO. That is not her and they look nothing alike." The sad part is that I usually know who she was talking about and also know that the person is a different actor.
Sorry, but if Dark Helmet had a sex tape with Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian (or Melissa Molinaro!!!) -- I'd watch it!
And yet, if my camera fell out of my bag and landed on a rock and snapped a photo, I would not legally own the copyright on that photo. I'm stressing the term LEGALLY.
This situation is David Slater's own fault for not lying in the beginning and saying that he set the whole thing up.
Next step in the communist government's plan:
Nationalize the actual corporations in order to stop "infringement" and "criminal activity".
I realize this instance is about a motorcycle gang, but isn't arresting 80 members of the gang for ACTUAL crimes sufficient?
By setting precedent of taking their trademark, they get one step closer to their vision of a communist U.S.
I have two children and I've never had to lay a finger on them to instill discipline. As a result, I have 2 of the most wonderful children in the world.
Spanking is physical assault. If you are a parent and you think you need to spank your child to "instill discipline", you have a weak mind and were probably also beaten as a child.
So, the plumber who fixes my faucet is the "middleman" who allows me to get a drink of water?
The government is not a business.
The government is like a high school class president that you elected based on popularity and now that they've been elected do crazy things that no one can understand. You know what, I don't wanna finish that analogy, it's too close to the truth....
Thou shalt not question the 11th Commandment.
Interesting wrong? word choice: succor instead of secure
Succor means "relieve", so your comment reads:
They're just trying to help "relieve us" of our freedoms in the War on Kid Porn and Other Evildoers.
See? You should have voted for Obama!
This is JUST the type of thing I'd expect from a totalitarian government!!!
I wonder if it were G.W.Bush doing this, would you have the same reaction?
You're telling me I could just have a bunch of infrared transmitters all over my body sending out the correct signals and no one would be able to take my photo?
Can we have traffic cameras abide by this rule, too?
I'm starting to like this idea!
Yes, WoW is completely portable. You can copy/move it around on one computer or to others and it works perfectly (just by executing the launcher.exe or wow.exe in the main WoW directory).
Can you imagine the headache otherwise?
It's not the 8.
It's not the D.
It's how many = there are.