"I think this is the most interesting - the judge can see the infringing, but chooses to do nothing."
Keye Luke voice "No no craphopper .. You misunderstand. The judge saw the infringing, and he absolutely did something. He acted decisively and with great wisdom. He struck down the enemy of free speech and fair use with measured and appropriate force. He chose not to waste his energy attacking the straw men decoys, but use his knowledge and skill to dispatch the true evil. Power is dangerous and destructive if not tempered by wisdom and knowledge. You must learn this lesson, craphopper if you are to advance.
The point of the post is that there is something wrong with copyright law. This anecdotal evidence supports that assertion. If you have evidence that supports an opposing, or even only slightly different assertion, we would love to see it and discuss it. If you simply want to post negative comments because you somehow benefit from the current system and can't grasp why or how people can have the opinions expressed on blogs like this, maybe your time would be better spent doing other things.
Boy, this got ... boring ..
If that's my "What's your point?" You're responding to, Mike, sorry, that was directed at the troll, and not to you. One shouldn't acknowledge them, but I do get tired of the contrarians who show up here without anything productive to add to the conversation.
"End consumers should not be deciding what is free and what isn't, and they shouldn't be deciding which business model is right or wrong..."
Someone needs a class in how economics works. This really explains your slant very well.
The feeling is mutual.
And your point is ...?
The point is that the ownership and enforcement of those "rights" (restrictions) are usually not in the best interest of the artist. Do you ever read past the headline?
That link is broken.
Them payers are gonna ruin the music business!
The article I read in my local paper noted how some people in this situation have changed or simply misspelled their names to avoid the extra scrutiny. That's something the terrorists will never figure out. I feel so much safer.
"...predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years." ?
I think this is brilliant and can see lots of places trying this kind of thing in the future. And a few hours of use by pro musicians on what is probably already floor stock might be offset by the added "Used for recording an album" cachet. I honestly don't know why more instrument dealers don't do this. Create some crossover business connections beyond just moving product out the door.
Because it might work for some business models.
want to look at real world results:
The only value in what this cloth-eared bint says is to realize that most of the "industry" people talking about copyright have not the slightest notion of which they speak.
Them stealers are wrecking sickness ..
This would never work for a small website ..
The one who should be disciplined is the person who violated the teens' privacy by copying the photos and passing them around. It was probably a vindictive school mate.