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Author Topic: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law  (Read 39170 times)

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2008, 12:07:09 PM »

The RIAA is the villain in this story not for trying to protect its copyright, but for suing fourteen-year-olds and trying to make it illegal to copy CD's to your iPod.

Isn't that what he said?

Sans the next bit?
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2008, 12:15:48 PM »

It is; I was agreeing with his point but correcting his misuse of the term "creator".
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2008, 01:51:22 PM »

Oh, and for the past several decades of treating the actual creators who make the music like shit.

:objection: Nonsense! They were given all the cocaine they wanted! Whether they wanted it or not!
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Re: What the fuck?
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2008, 05:40:12 PM »

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2008, 11:56:42 AM »

Moved to correct thread.

There's been more over the past few days; PC World's blog seems to have the best account.

My view on this is uncompromising: MediaDefender should be DESTROYED over this.  The company should be sued for every thin dime it has.

It doesn't matter that the DoS was "unintentional".  The bottom line is that they were using someone else's tracker to spread their files, and when they were locked out, retaliated by knocking the server down.

I don't care that the DoS program was deployed by accident.  The fact is, someone made it.  That they turned it on a legitimate, legal filesharing tracker IS worse than if they had turned it on pirates, but even if it were used against lawbreakers it would still be unacceptable mob justice.

Perhaps the best summary, from the Wired blog:

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Louderback said if MediaDefender was "concerned that we were tracking copyrighted material, they should have called us."

I have had enough of corporate vigilantes deciding it's all right to mete out their own personal brand of justice.  Revision3 should take them for everything they have.  Make an example of them.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2008, 06:47:07 PM »

Those fuckers should burn.

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2008, 10:27:14 AM »

GP: judge rules it legal to sell used promo CD's.

Sanity prevails again.  We're on the right track here.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2008, 09:56:14 PM »

MPAA says no PROOF needed in P2P Copyright infringement suits

isn't you know, HAVING PROOF THAT SOMEONE DID SOMETHING kind of required to do anything involving damages?
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2008, 10:12:48 PM »

See, I'll bet you think it can't possibly get more absurd than that.

Oh how wrong you are.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2008, 10:20:04 PM »

isn't you know, HAVING PROOF THAT SOMEONE DID SOMETHING kind of required to do anything involving damages?

Nope.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2008, 07:28:19 AM »

Hey, Thad, quit breaking my copyrights.

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2008, 10:05:42 AM »

I demand that you take down that post.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2008, 02:55:16 PM »

I demand that you take down that post.
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Ahahah! I can sell these at 30 cents each in Chinatown.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2008, 04:11:30 PM »

But... you shouldn't be able to do that!  Didn't you see how badly I griefed Constantine?

Clearly the only way to stop your illegal activities is to utterly destroy Constantine.
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2008, 04:19:04 PM »

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2008, 09:36:52 PM »

...So okay.  I have a Mac Mini which I store my music on, and when I want to play it on my Linux box, I play it from my iPod.

Now, since almost my entire music collection is ripped from CD's, that's not a problem for playing most of it.  But I DO have one album I downloaded from the iTunes Music Store a couple years back.  (I got a gift certificate for sitting through an Apple sales pitch.  I don't buy albums from RIAA affiliates, but since the money had already been spent, I used it to download Straight Outta Lynwood.)

So tonight, as I saw one of my legally-purchased music tracks come up on shuffle and then fail to play on my Linux box because of the DRM, I decided to hit up Wikipedia and see if anyone had come up with a tool to crack the latest version of FairPlay.

I wound up trying a tool called Requiem, and it worked just great, with a simple drag-and-drop interface.  Now I can listen to my legally-purchased Weird Al album on my primary OS!

While I assume most of you aren't in the habit of playing songs off your iPod on OS's that don't support iTunes, I highly recommend using this tool for backups and such -- my grandmother's been through something like four different reinstalls in the last few years and, even with backups, it's been a real pain in the ass for her to re-register her music every time.  (You have to strip the DRM BEFORE the backup, as it only works on machines that are already authorized to play the tracks.)
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2008, 08:24:01 PM »

EFF Opposes MPAA's Selectable Output Control FCC Petition

MPAA Wants to be able to control which parts of your home theater actually work.

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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2008, 09:58:58 PM »

And Guild explains why it's okay and the free market will save us in 3...2...
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Re: Another thread on copyright/patent/trademark law
« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2008, 10:18:06 PM »

The Pirate's Dilemma talks a bit about the relationship between youth/pop culture and corporate/commercial interest.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6483543718966313073

EDIT: Fucking automatic embed.
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