And several sandwiches short of a picnic.
Dammit, I knew I shouldn't have gone upstairs to feed the cats before answering stephen! ;-)
Putting this one here as there isn't a relevant thread at the moment:
Axioms for 21st Century Media - missing on the copyright front, but relevant for publishing.
I think he's swallowed some of the MPAA's crack.
Simon: Yup, that's what I thought when I saw it. The irony of allowing camcording as legitimate copying seems to have escaped them completely.
Steve, thanks for the link - somehow I missed the Ars one. Although it's based on the now discredited NBR story (maybe the MPAA shared some of whatever they're smoking), the five points are worth considering:
# Fair use. (This is essential. Fair dealing just doesn't cut it)
# DRM circumvention. (The Act allows this in some circumstances)
# Safe harbor.
# Copyright term extensions.
# Format shifting, time shifting. (The Act allows limited forms of this)
However, I don't expect this Government to undertake a full rewrite during this term. Expect more patchwork.
Ya think? ;-)
It's not 'people', it's just Grant. He pops in occassionally when he's got something reactionary to say about abortion or crime and punishment and whatnot.
And you've given him the attention he craves.
Nothing to see here. Move on.
(I appear to have learned something from the Thread That Just Won't Die...)
If you speak as you write, it's no surprise you don't get invited to parties.
Ahahahah ScottY, you pasted your post as a link! ;-)
Perhaps you meant this site?
Thus the Singularity has come to pass!
Hat tip to @curiouskiwi