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"Things don't just happen in this world of arising and passing away. We don't live in some kind of crazy, accidental universe. Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature. Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be". Sharon Salzberg

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"The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it's not going to happen. I'm fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years". David Bowie



"There is no sense in owning the copyright unless you are going to use it. I don't think anyone wants to hold all of this stuff in a vault and not let anybody have it. It's only worth something once it's popular". Hilary Rosen

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/copyright

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"In the epic war over Silicon Valley's intellectual property, Bill Gates was on the side of licensing copyright and robust protections for intellectual property. He wasn't on the side of the hackers, and he didn't want information to be free".

Franklin Foer



"The problem with copyright enforcement is that when the parameters aren't incredibly well defined, it means big corporations, who have deeper pockets and better lawyers, can bully people". Shepard Fairey

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2 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

So, I guess it is time for some fun quotes about copyright law...



Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

I'll see you one Mark Twain on Copyrights and raise you one Kipling on the Gods of the Copybooks... 


The Gods Of The Copybook Headings

As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper
prostrations to the Gods of the Market-Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn.
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breath of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market-Place;
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch.
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch.
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings.
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Heading said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul; But, though we had
plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Heading said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not God that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four-
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man- There are only
four things certain since Social Progress began:-
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,

And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wobbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins

When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

[It was short enough to include the entire text here, and is it not under copyright of course. It does speak, elegantly, of the conflict with MQA does it not? :) You can find it on several websites like this one, but they are all infested with too much advertising. Gods of the Copybook Headings indeed... -PR]

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8 hours ago, kumakuma said:


His LinkedIn profile shows him getting his J.D. in 2008.


Don't know if he was with a firm then, but firms will often have their younger associates publish articles as a way of marketing them. Firm bios for partners will show significant clients, matters they've worked on and positions they've held in various organizations; associates will have fewer of these, so their bios can show the articles they've had published.

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Hi, I`m a practicing lawyer myself. I work in continental Europe so our legal system is quite different. 

But what I have to say is that Jud is quite right, the devil is in the details, not in broad principles. 

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11 hours ago, fung0 said:


I made no comparison between Meridian (MQA Inc.) and Sony.


 The example of Blu-ray should speak to anyone who would contend that there's no fear of...


No?  Meridian Quips Aplenty somehow existed in that (ongoing) redirection toward's Sony's sins (in your highly reasoned approximation).  


Which gives me less confidence of seeing anything displayed but a reflection of the blind determination pro-MQA industry veterans here are broadly accused of.  




In the real world when someone releases a few dollars into a Redbox machine for a full quality BD disc.  Nothing internally triggers memories of all the consumer instigated A/V formats ran asunder by the international consortium of evil corporations who produced a stable platform for the medium of cinematography to be internationally distributed on.  At least I feel confident speaking for the overwhelming majority in that regard. 


Nobody else here is one bit confused the correct parallel to draw is with one of the open source video formats. The differentiating elements being extensive.  I'd suggest reconsulting with your 🔮

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On 3/16/2019 at 9:37 AM, Jud said:


Later today or tomorrow I'll post a process with a "way around that."





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