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Author Topic: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law  (Read 36210 times)

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #100 on: November 15, 2008, 05:25:11 PM »

Quote from: McDohl, TWO SECONDS AGO
$89.99 MILES PER HOURRRRRRRRRR
It runs on price gouging, Marty!

EDIT: There's something I want to shout, but I can't quite think of what it is...
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #101 on: November 15, 2008, 05:27:11 PM »

Something killed that joke.  I am not sure exactly what interrupted the flow there, but I would understand if you wanted to shout angrily at it.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #102 on: November 15, 2008, 05:30:56 PM »

Just burn it for the Dreamcast, man.  That's what I did.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #103 on: November 15, 2008, 06:04:23 PM »

Isn't that on XBLA for like $10?

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #104 on: November 15, 2008, 06:15:33 PM »

Doesn't hurt them in the slightest, as a result of the Games Workshop Effect.

A captive audience of hobbyists can't be driven away by anything.

of course tiny plastic men are harder to pirate.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #105 on: November 15, 2008, 06:59:02 PM »

Yeah, the used movie market in Toronto is like that.

Dr. Zhivago, new: $25

Dr. Zhivago, used (same edition): $30

Pick a movie, rinse, repeat. $7 new? $10 used. $15 new? $18-20 used.

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2008, 08:45:37 PM »

I take it you make regular trips to Pacific Mall to shop for movies then.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #107 on: November 15, 2008, 09:16:02 PM »

I take it you make regular trips to Pacific Mall to shop for movies then.

Pacific Mall is TERRIBLE for movies unless you want AZN FARE or mainstream recently-released crap. I couldn't get something like The Blue Max, or even Lawrence of Arabia from Pacific Mall if my life depended on it.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2008, 07:25:44 AM »

Just burn it for the Dreamcast, man.  That's what I did.
Don't own a dreamcast anymore, and I totally lament not having one.  It was stolen out of my family's storage unit when I was in Florida for military vocational training in 2004.
Isn't that on XBLA for like $10?
Not as of yet.  Only fighter I've seen on XBLA is the Street Fighter II game.  And Puzzle Fighter, but that's not really a fighter.  That would be an EXCELLENT way for Capcom to totally shit on Gamestop's parade, though.  TA can bitch about the ability to resell the games you download, but, fuck, man, this is just fucking retarded.  90 bucks for a mediocre fighting game just simply because it's spastic, popular, and was released in small numbers.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #109 on: November 16, 2008, 09:19:49 AM »

Yeah, that's a scam.  GameStop just wants to take you for ride.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2008, 11:19:09 AM »

FUCK
IT'S IN MY HEAD

FUCK YOU BRENTAI. FUCK YOU.
:MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA::MENDOZAAAAA:
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2008, 11:49:51 AM »

Party on, party on.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2008, 01:14:35 PM »

This is true love we're making!

oh wait
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #113 on: November 16, 2008, 04:34:02 PM »

It's not xbla, it's on the Xbox originals.


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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #114 on: November 17, 2008, 03:51:41 PM »

Hmm.  The only fighting game I see on Originals is Guilty Gear XX #Reload.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #116 on: November 17, 2008, 08:46:02 PM »

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Dr. Nesson is best known for defending the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers and for consulting on the case against chemical companies that was depicted in the film A Civil Action.

FUCK YES.  This guy is the real deal.

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Entertainment attorney Jay Cooper, who specializes in music and copyright issues at Los Angeles-based Greenberg Traurig, is convinced that Dr. Nesson will not persuade the federal court to strike down the copyright law. He said the statutory damages it awards enable recording companies to get compensation in cases where it is difficult to prove actual damages.

That...sounds a little tenuous, doesn't it?  "We have no idea what this guy actually cost us, so we're just going to say it's A MILLION DOLLARS."
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #117 on: December 15, 2008, 12:49:22 PM »

Per GP, court proceedings start today.

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Alleging that Joel file-shared seven songs as a teenager, the RIAA is seeking more than one million dollars from Tenenbaum family. Odly [sic] enough, if the same music was purchased on iTunes, the total value would be all of $6.93.

Matt Sanchez, one of law students assisting Prof. Nesson, said:

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The basic rules of evidence suggest that this invasion of privacy is both unnecessary and absurd. This hearing isn’t only about Joel’s parents.  It’s also about finally putting up a fight against the recording industry’s intimidation practices.

An except [sic] from a case document filed by the Harvard team explains their position:

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    The [RIAA] is in the process of bringing to bear upon the defendant, Joel Tenenbaum, the full might of its lobbying influence and litigating power. Joel Tenenbaum was a teenager at the time of the alleged copyright infringements, in every way representative of his born-digital generation. The plaintiffs and the RIAA are seeking to punish him beyond any rational measure of the damage he allegedly caused.

     

    They do this, not for the purpose of recovering compensation for actual damage caused by Joel’s individual action, nor for the primary purpose of deterring him from further copyright infringement, but for the ulterior purpose of creating an urban legend so frightening to children using computers, and so frightening to parents and teachers of students using computers, that they will somehow reverse the tide of the digital future[.]
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #118 on: December 15, 2008, 08:12:26 PM »

That, and charging a 144,300,000% mark-up to a captive market.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #119 on: December 15, 2008, 08:19:33 PM »

Justified if 144,301 people successfully downloaded from him he reseeded 100% his files 144,300 times.

To put that into perspective, most people on average reseed their files to 100%... less than once.

144,300,000%

I think you put one too many zeros in there.
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