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  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 2:37am


    actually, can't you make a copy as long as it's for YOUR use and you retain the original?

    This came up with music, specifically, because of MP3 players. We buy CDs and then upload them and put the MP3s on the ipods, etc. That's not copywrite because you own the music for YOUR use. So your argument is wrong here. otherwise, we would have no way to load our ipods and specifically other mp3 players, especially early on in that technology.

    And usually, copywrite for music/movies/etc has to do with making money...

    it seems to be different for pictures, but i'm not sure that i agree it should be. not for standard family/personal portraits anyway...

    if i pay someone to take my family portrait, obviously i'm not going to be standing on the side of the road selling copies of it to make money...

    and if you have the CD, you obviously have the rights to print the images.... otherwise what the heck would you do with the CD?

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 2:28am

    Re: Stupid...

    i don't think i would have shared this if i were you. it makes you look like a bully... and worse...

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 2:25am


    I haven't ever purchased portrait that didn't let me at least purchase for, gosh, I think the MOST I've EVER had to pay was $15, for the certificate that gave me the copywrite... and that was for my wedding pictures. Usually it's much lower. My SIL and mom only charge $10 for it... but they won't be retouched. You'll get the SOTC pictures.

    I even buy it on my kid's school pictures. It's $5 and you can print it right off from the CD the pics come on... Why isn't everyone doing this?

    Better yet... buy your own printer and handle this at home? For $300 (it was actually free with my camera after a rebate?) I got a really nice canon photo printer that prints up to 14x18 or some such size... way more than I'll ever need probably...

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 2:22am


    the general pissed off at the public for needing help finding a light bulb which you are being *paid* to help me locate is a pretty huge part of why i won't even darken the door of a wal-mart. not only are they bad for local businesses, the environment, overseas employees in their sweatshops, and taxing (literally!) the fiscal responsibilities of every tax payer in the US by refusing to pay a living wage to its employees, we then also have to deal with the chip on your shoulder because we dared to use the lights in our homes until the bulbs burned out and now have to ask you, who stocked the light bulbs, where they are at..which you are being paid to do... however menial the pay...

    sorry you had a bad day and crappy customers and worked in the JAG office and now work at wal-mart, apparently manning the photo kiosk and stocking light bulbs.

    but seriously.... so many retail employees give customers that look... that says "omg what the eff does this biatch want? can't she see that i have a migraine/need a smoke break/have a sore throat/gotta take a piss/am hungry/need a nap/miss my kid/am horny/just dealt with a douche bag?" and it sets us up to be defensive... that pendulum swings both ways...

    i'm certainly not saying it's okay for people to scream and call you names.... i sold cars for years, and you wouldn't believe some of the crap customers say and do. the only people worse are patients who tell you what they will and won't allow you to do to/for them when they're in the dang ER... i swear... one more person to tell me that if I miss a vein they will stick a needle in my eye and see how i like it... dude. i didn't miss your vein. the girl at your doc's office did... *smh* we have to learn to shake it off. one awful douche of a customer/patient/student/teacher/cop/parent/spouse/in-law does not make all of them douches.

    and seriously, that rant up there? it's All. Over. Your. Face. every time you put your name tag on... and we see it. (or those that won't patently refuse to walk in that store do) and we react to it. it's angry. and patronizing. and intimidating. and unpleasant.
    you gotta shake it off... or it will just recycle on through infinity ad nauseum.

    plus... have you ever seen someone who's being a real dick try to scream and yell and you *don't* respond? Just breath slowing and calmly and smile like he's the nicest person you've met all day...

    zomg nothing, NOTHING makes them madder... that in itself is sooo much fun...

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 1:33am


    it's already happening. I'm a lab tech by trade, and I watched a company who had created a test for detecting the genes involved in breast cancer patent not the test--which would have made sense to me---but the GENE. the actual genome that influences whether or not one develops breast cancer....

    they patented a GENE which can randomly or through familial genetics be found in any human body on the planet through no fault of the bearer of the gene...

    how oh HOW did the patent office let that get thru?
    and if i have the gene, am i then in violation of that patent?

    and if i am found to have the gene they *own* and suffer some harm, either physically or financially, from the genome they own, can i sue THEM for punitive damages for releasing such a harmful thing on the environment?

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 1:22am

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    ha! this is AWESOME. *Makes notes from Amazon's patent information to set up my new DSLR*

    I take shots of items I make to sell. :) I just bought my first DSLR camera and have been struggling with settings so I can get the best shot. Now I know what to click all those dials to. thanks amazon!

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 1:19am

    Re: gaslighting video

    just, you know, for the record here...

    psychiatrists are neurologists, and very much have ALWAYS been doctors.

    You *may possibly* be thinking of psychologist, and I use the term *thinking* very broadly in your case...

    however, psychologists don't prescribe medications. Only psychiatrists, who, again, are NEUROLOGISTS... who are and always HAVE been physicians...

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 1:13am

    Re: Re: gaslighting video

    ooh good. did ANYTHING in that rant actually make sense?

    Thinking I missed my serving of whatever kool-aid he was given...


  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 12:55am

    Re: Re: Middle ground?

    yeap. ZOMG terrorists

    And the next favorite is

    *but think of the chilllllldrennnnn*
    (insert mock whiney voice oozing with fake concern*

  • Jun 6th, 2014 @ 12:41am


    yeah. based on this, if I tell my husband where I'm going, apparently that means that I have given up my rights to NOT tell everyone?

    uhm. no.