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Dealing With a Copyright Takedown Request?

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the define-fair-use-and-give-two-examples dept.

Censorship 547

George Maschke writes "I recently received a takedown notice from a corporate lawyer demanding that I remove a post on my Web site's message board. It purportedly lists the first 75 of 567 questions on the MMPI-2 paper-and-pencil psychological test. It seems to me that such posting of a limited amount copyrighted material for discussion purposes on a public-interest, non-profit Web site falls within the scope of the fair use exemption of US copyright law. I have thus declined to remove the post. I believe that the corporation in question is seeking to chill public discussion of its test, which applicants for employment with many governmental agencies are required to complete. I would be interested in this community's thoughts on the matter."

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547 comments

Nothing to see here (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307781)

This post is temporarily unavailable due to a DMCA takedown notice received by our web hosting company's bandwidth provider. We have sent our service provider a counter-notice and plan to have the original content of this post back up no later than 6 April 2009.

Ah, looking forward to the /. dupe.

Re:Nothing to see here (1)

gnick (1211984) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307967)

I'm surprised the dupe isn't here. Even if it was pulled within 1 hour, posting the notorious 75 as AC on /. would guarantee a permanent home on TPB or wikileaks.

Not that I condone that kind of behavior...

Re:Nothing to see here (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308033)

text (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308179)

MMPI 2 TEST QUESTIONS IN ORDER
TRUE OR FALSE (567 QUESTIONS)

1.I like mechanics magazines
2.I have a good appetite
3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings
4.I think I would like the work of a librarian
5.I am easily awakened by noise
6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime
7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough
8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested
9.I am about as able to work as I ever was
10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time
11.A person should try to understand his dreams and be guided by or take warning from them
12.I enjoy detective or mystery stories
13.I work under a great deal of tension
14.I have diarrhea once a month or more
15.Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about
16.I am sure I get a raw deal from life
17.My father was a good man
18.I am very seldom troubled by constipation
19.When I take a new, I like to be tipped off on whom should be gotten next to
20.My sex life is satisfactory
21.At times I have very much wanted to leave home
22.At times I have fits of laughing & crying that I cannot control
23.I am troubled by attacks of nausea and vomiting
24.No one seems to understand me
25.I would like to be a singer
26.I feel that it is certainly best to keep my mouth shut when Iâ(TM)m in trouble
27.Evil spirits possess me at times
28.When someone does me a wrong I feel I should pay him back if I can, just for the principle of the thing.
29.I am bothered by acid stomach several times a week
30.At times I feel like swearing
31.I have nightmares every few nights
32.I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job
33.I have had very peculiar and strange experiences
34.I have a cough most of the time
35.If people had not had it in for me I would have been much more successful
36.I seldom worry about my heath
37.I have never been in trouble because of my sex behavior
38.During one period when I was a youngster I engaged in petty thievery
39.At times I feel like smashing things
40.Most any time I would rather sit and daydream than to do anything else
41.I have had periods of days, weeks, or months when I couldnâ(TM)t take care of things because I couldnâ(TM)t âoeget goingâ
42.My family does not like the work I have chosen ( or the work I intend to choose for my life work)
43.My sleep is fitful and disturbed
44.Much of the time my head seems to hurt all over
45.I do not always tell the truth
46.My judgment is better than it ever was
47.Once a week or oftener I feel suddenly hot all over without apparent cause
48.When I am with people I am bothered by hearing very queer things
49.It would be better if almost all laws were thrown away
50.My soul sometimes leaves my body
51.I am in just as good physical health as most of my friends
52.I prefer to pass by school friends, or people I know but have not seen for a long time, unless they speak to me first
53.A minister can cure disease by praying and putting his hand on your head
54.I am liked by most people who know me
55.I am almost never bothered by pains over the heart or in my chest
56.As a youngster I was suspended from school one or more times for cutting up
57.I am a good mixer
58.Everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it would
59.I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did
60.I do not read every editorial in the newspaper everyday
61.I have not lived the right kind of life
62.Parts of my body often have feeling like burning, tingling, crawling, or like âoegoing to sleepâ
63.I have had no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement
64.I sometimes keep on at a thing until others lose their patience with me
65.I loved my father
66.I see things or animals or people around me that others do not see
67.I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be
68.I hardly ever feel pain in the back of the neck
69.I am very strongly attracted by members of my own sex
70.I used to like drop-the-handkerchief
71.I think a great many people exaggerate their misfortunes in order to gain the sympathy and help of others
72.I am troubled by discomfort in the pit of my stomach every few days or oftener
73.I am an important person
74.I have often wished I were a girl. (Or if you are a girl) I have never been sorry that I am a girl
75.I get angry sometimes

IANAL but (1, Offtopic)

wmbetts (1306001) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307785)

can you contest it and leave it up until a ruling is made by a court?

Well, It Seems You Have Already Taken It Down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307793)

Which implies guilt.

You have a third option, you know: growing a pair.

Re:Well, It Seems You Have Already Taken It Down (3, Informative)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307813)

That's a lovely sentiment, but sometimes simply saying "Fuck off" won't do it. Remember, a company either has a legal team or lawyers on retainer, and for them the expense of taking this some distance is minimal as compared to the poor SOB whose getting the take-down notice. It's going to cost money, at least a grand or two, to even get a letter, but a letter from another attorney laying out his fair-use rights and the risks of abusing the take-down notice clause is probably all it will take.

Re:Well, It Seems You Have Already Taken It Down (1)

wmbetts (1306001) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307911)

I guess I should have elaborated a little bit. I'll rephrase it.

Contact a lawyer and if he deems to worthy of fair use have him fire a letter off. During this period keep what ever it is up and let a judge sort it out.

Yes, I know it's not a cheap proposition.

Re:Well, It Seems You Have Already Taken It Down (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307989)

From what I saw of the test, the questions seem pretty straight forward (unless I am missing something). For example, one of the true and false questions is "Evil spirits possess me at times?".

Now I'm going to guess that the correct answer is "no". It may not be the honest answer, but I'm assuming it is the correct answer.

Re:Well, It Seems You Have Already Taken It Down (1)

unitron (5733) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308257)

How do you answer that one if evil spirits possess you *all* the time?

Re:Well, It Seems You Have Already Taken It Down (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308313)

How do you answer that one if evil spirits possess you *all* the time?

I guess you just need to find the answer key for the questions.

Re:Well, It Seems You Have Already Taken It Down (1)

Hal_Porter (817932) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308271)

The demon on my right shoulder advised me to answer no.

Advice (5, Insightful)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307795)

I'm sure most people will agree that what you've done falls well within the realm of fair use. But you know very well that you're going to need to talk to legal counsel with expertise in copyright matters, and that means money. Maybe someone with contacts in the Electronic Frontier Foundation could give you a hand. Sometimes having a lawyer responding to the guy making the threat is enough to make them back down.

Re:Advice (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307845)

[ And now for the standard disclaimer: Legal advice is given by an attorney duly admitted to practice law after confidentially and candidly hearing your version of the facts and applying a specialized analysis of the facts and relevant law. This, however, is a silly post on the Internet, and not legal advice. No attorney-client privilege is created with anyone as a result of this post. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball. If legal advice is what you want, go hire a competent lawyer. Don't ask slashdot. ]

Thanks to Capt. Kangarooski, I believe.

Re:Advice (5, Funny)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308105)

And now for the standard disclaimer: Legal advice is given by an attorney duly admitted to practice law...

Bullshit. I'm not a lawyer and I give legal advice all the time, sometimes on things I'm barely competent to even talk about.

What's the question again? (4, Informative)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307873)

Your choice is pretty simple:

1) Take it down, or

2) Deal with their lawyers.

Since you are asking Slashdot, you don't have a lawyer, or you wouldn't need the reams of idiocy you'll find as a response**. They didn't mention the DMCA, which would at least allow you to defer the problem to the original poster. (who could ask to have it put back up after you notify them)

You got nothing. So, take it down, and resist the urge to post it to wikileaks while enjoying a $0.75 cup of coffee at a local coffee shop with Wifi because that might be considered (ahem) copyright infringement... how long you resist that urge is up to you.

Some fights are worth fighting. It's rarely worth fighting a fight you have no resources to win. Pearson is a big, big, big uber-ultra teh evil mega-corporation, but this is unlikely to be controversial enough to benefit from the Streissand Effect.

You have much better things to worry about.

** Feel free to consider this post idiotic

Re:What's the question again? (1)

poetmatt (793785) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308027)

Actually, there are quote a few other options.

You can 1) take it down
2) take them to court
3) get a lawyer to explain how they are incorrect
or 4) other options

Re:What's the question again? (4, Informative)

palegray.net (1195047) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308163)

Submitting a DMCA counter notice [chillingeffects.org] is a good first step, provided of course you'll willing to fight the good fight if they continue to protest.

Funny thing is, a lot of organizations actually back down upon receiving an intelligently written counter notice. Apparently, even attorneys hesitate to deal with folks who might actually make them look silly.

Re:What's the question again? (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308165)

wait... where can you get coffee for only $0.75?! Or is that Canadian?

Re:What's the question again? (0, Offtopic)

DMUTPeregrine (612791) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308247)

Verizon employees pay 75 cents^H^H^H^H^H dollars for coffee at Starbucks. It's the same thing, right?

Re:Advice (4, Informative)

rackserverdeals (1503561) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308103)

Fair use is an affirmative defense, you can't just claim it as a right but have to prove your use was "fair" in court.

As a site owner, I believe he is protected by the safe harbor provisions; the takedown notice likely identifies the forum poster as in violation and not the site. So he can just pass along the take down notice to the poster and let him deal with it. But to retain safe harbor protections he will have to take the message down until there is a resolution.

A good site to visit is eff.org [eff.org] . I believe you can forward the take down notice to them and they will either take on the case or forward it to a lawyer that might help for a fee. Or maybe that's just for cease and desist orders? Anyway, the site is a good place to start looking for information.

I'm not a lawyer.

Re:Advice (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308123)

While IANAL and I can't locate the reference, I seem to remember that 10% was a magic figure in Australia.

Maybe 56 questions (rather than 75) should have been the limit, or even better in the response to the lawyer ask them as to how many questions they view as fair use, and specify that you will await their response before actioning any take-down.

My $0.02 worth.

disagree (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308215)

I'd bump the number of questions posted into the low 30s. I would say 13% is more than limited.

Or, you could find a lawyer, and get an answer in a few minutes. Even if the lawyer charges several hundred bucks an hour, if it is quick, the cost should be small. Just have all your stuff ready.

I would be interested in this community's thoughts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307797)

This post is temporarily unavailable due to a DMCA takedown notice received by our web hosting company's bandwidth provider. We have sent our service provider a counter-notice and plan to have the original content of this post back up no later than 6 April 2009.

Looks like you caved in and took it down for now.

WANAL (4, Interesting)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307799)

Hi, I'm not a lawyer nor are many people you're likely to see posting here.

But that percentage sounds like it may just cross the line for fair use, or perhaps even editorial comment. If you are going to go against the wishes of a larger entity, be sure of the percentage that might cross a line and trim to that. It may not be necessary to remove if you can editorialize.

Otherwise, I hope you run the website through an LLC.

Re:WANAL (4, Insightful)

palegray.net (1195047) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308045)

Limited liability or not, why not just submit the content to Wikileaks [wikileaks.org] ? Good luck to any lawyer trying to send them a take-down notice...

Well.. It may not (4, Insightful)

Pahalial (580781) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307801)

This is a particular case, given that it is dealing with a psychological test. In many or most cases these rely on the test-taker not knowing the exact questions ahead of time. As you're dealing with over 10% of the test here, it's not all that far-fetched to say that foreknowledge of these questions could skew the results in a statistically significant way. This would count as causing harm or devaluing the original work (by causing prospective clients [the government] to doubt its results), which are direct reasons for fair use not to apply. Of course, IANAL and you should seek one, etc, but it seems to me that this is not that unreasonable a claim. A single question? Sure. 75 of them? Probably not so much.

Re:Well.. It may not (1)

mabhatter654 (561290) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307903)

but you can't really debate the questions on this type of test without posting actual questions... not the demo questions, or sample questions.

Like the poster said, they wanted to debate whether these were appropriate or stilted when used as mandatory tests by public agencies. These are the tests they hand out en masse and if you don't score the "right thing" in the right areas they just don't call you back.

I think 10%+ is a bit high to fight off a DMCA request, but it's a good question how much is "fair use" when having the "exact" material is key to the discussion.

Re:Well.. It may not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308119)

but you can't really debate the questions on this type of test without posting actual questions... not the demo questions, or sample questions.

Like the poster said, they wanted to debate whether these were appropriate or stilted when used as mandatory tests by public agencies. These are the tests they hand out en masse and if you don't score the "right thing" in the right areas they just don't call you back.

I think 10%+ is a bit high to fight off a DMCA request, but it's a good question how much is "fair use" when having the "exact" material is key to the discussion.

What's the point in debating the questions? Sounds like you want to see if normal responses are flagged as unusual. You'd need more than a couple odd questions for that - you'd need the manual, which tells you how each question influences the output. Knowing that would also give you the information you'd need to fake any set of results you wanted.

Some test publishers have a few 'sample' questions that they publicly release so people can get a flavor of what the items are like - I'm not sure if these exist for the MMPI.

Don't be an idiot (4, Informative)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307803)

Ask a lawyer, not Slashdot.

Re:Don't be an idiot (3, Insightful)

ljw1004 (764174) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308197)

A lawyer won't be any use.

The lawyer will tell you: "I recommend you take this down to avoid any chance of prosecution."

If you ask the lawyer "well, do I have any fair-use grounds for keeping it up?" the lawyer will still give you the same answer "I recommend you take it down to avoid any chance of prosecution."

If you ask the lawyer "if it goes to court what are my chances of winning?" the lawyer will still give you the same answer "We won't know until it goes to court; I recommend you take it down to avoid any chance of prosecution."

The lawyer's job is NOT to evaluate your best course of action that balances your wishes to keep the material with your wishes not to be sued. The lawyer will only do two things: (1) advise you to minimize your risks; (2) represent you if you keep the material up.

After consulting the lawyer on this question, you'll be none the wiser but you'll be poorer.

Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (4, Insightful)

Hal The Computer (674045) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307807)

Why do all of the Ask Slashdot questions boil down to: "I want free legal advice. Give me an opinion on x."

My thought is that you should really ask a lawyer what to do. Sheesh, do you really want free legal advice from random people with lots of free time on their hands?

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307907)

Why do all of the Ask Slashdot questions boil down to: "I want free legal advice. Give me an opinion on x."

Because us nerds are scared of the law and getting out of pocket with fines/thrown into jail (We just won't do well in that environment) but at the same time we don't want to go paying someone for legal advice that is going to leave us out of pocket. It's such a conundrum!

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (1)

dmomo (256005) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307919)

While it may not be the correct forum for the poster to seek legal advice, it is, in my opinion, a welcome subject matter to our forum.

Perhaps this person will not be helped by the discussion, and perhaps I will have not learned anything from this discussion in particular. However, that fact that these discussions do make their way into these forums has been interesting to me. I agree that too many would be, well overkill. But I do think I benefit from these discussions. Copyright is one of those "gray area" topics. I welcome different peoples' takes on this subject. Sometimes it wears on me, but the fact that it comes up time and time again shows that it's not an easy problem. We're nerds. We love difficult problems.

By "we" i mean you all. I'm not a nerd.

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (4, Insightful)

im_thatoneguy (819432) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307933)

Probably because in every other aspect except for Law and Medicine what we scrounge up is good enough.

I Am Not A Mechanic but I might be able to fix your engine.
"I Am Not A __Insert Profession ____ but I do have experience with XYZ." Is a pretty reasonable statement. We ask the group how well various systems work all the time and consult friends who aren't experts at length on a variety of topics. In fact many times the group advice and wisdom is pretty sound.

The problem is the law is something we all are subject to and it's incredibly specific and incredibly tightly nuanced. As much so as advanced engineering. Most of us never need an accurate weight load stress analysis from an engineer but legal advice is necessary to remain free and properous.

Even lawyers often can't tell you what the law says. If they could we wouldn't need them to defend us in spite of whatever it is the law is supposed to say

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (1)

SydShamino (547793) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308019)

Most of us never need an accurate weight load stress analysis from an engineer but legal advice is necessary to remain free and properous.

If only lawyers needed periodic weight load stress analyses; I could charge them $250 "consultation" fees followed by $200/hr "research" fees, all to produce a result I could have created in 5 minutes with my calculator.

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (1)

Xtravar (725372) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308057)

He's not actually asking for legal advice. He's helping the Streisand effect take hold of the situation so that they get screwed even when he does take the questions down.

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (1)

at_slashdot (674436) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308071)

Ok, I agree, from now on we should not discuss about legal issue with people who are not lawyers, we should not discuss health issues with people who are not doctors, we should not discuss philosophical issues with people who are not philosophers, and we should not listen to opinions of people who don't have a degree in having opinions. Do you have such a degree?

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (1)

martin-boundary (547041) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308127)

Why do all of the Ask Slashdot questions boil down to: "I want free legal advice. Give me an opinion on x."

They don't. They boil down to "I want free legal advice about my online rights".

Most people here don't care about the legal advice part, in fact, especially if they don't live in the US, but they are likely interested to see if the online rights part is something new they haven't heard before.

Those make good stories for whenever one has to chitchat with non-geeks who don't care about CPU architecture or the Riemann hypothesis.

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308259)

In most civilized places in the world (such as North America), the consultant with any law firm is typically free. While they may not give you immediate advice and/or work for free, they will often times tell you roughly what you have on your hands for nothing. Some lawyers actually understand how broken the current IP system is and are willing to fight this issue on principle (i.e. don't charge a fee). Much like you should never copy and paste a generic license agreement from the internet, you shouldn't trust the advice of people on this board simply because most aren't lawyers, and are talking out of their arses. Also they likely have no clue how a judge or other judicial member would interpret and work within the tight parameters of this case. In any event, get your free consult with several different law firms - all the legit ones are free (all the law firms I have gone to that have charged for a consult I have found to be illegitimate).

Re:Ask a bunch of random people on the internet? (1)

cm613 (1493893) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308285)

Because there's always the risk that a lawyer's advice is biased. They may advise you to fight it out in court if they don't have a busy schedule next month and need the extra money.

Ask a Lawyer... (1)

radtea (464814) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307809)

...not a bunch of random strangers!

Everything you read here, however sensible it may sound, is just noise. Case law matters. Statues matter. Public opinion, common sense, logic and reasonableness do not matter.

I would almost say you are infringing... but (1)

tjstork (137384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307817)

I have a soft spot for messing with the MMPI. Way, way back one of the first programs I ever touched was an MMPI for an Apple II. I um, altered it slightly so that everyone was a tad more paranoid. You have to screw with the MMPI... a program that determines mental health.. why, it almost makes me feel sane to think about it!

chillingeffects.org (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307823)

Go immediately to http://www.chillingeffects.org/

10% maximum (0)

Rix (54095) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307829)

And the use can't reduce the copyright holder's ability to commercially exploit the work. It sounds like you're violating both.

IANAL, but not on the first date.

Re:10% maximum (1)

XaXXon (202882) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307887)

Seems like you could use 100% if you used each bit in your discussion of the content. But if you just posted that much and then commented on it saying "as you can see from above..", then you're probably in trouble.

The part about thecommercial viability of the work sort of makes sense, but it doesn't seem like you'd be able to claim that and squash all fair use, either.

Sorry for replying to my own post, but.. (1)

XaXXon (202882) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307921)

I just looked at (a cache of) your site and you are fucked.

It's just posted for all to see. There's NOTHING in the post other than the questions. There may be discussion around it, but I doubt the ends justify the means in this case.

No (1)

Rix (54095) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308081)

You couldn't. 10% is the limit.

Re:No (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308153)

You've said this twice. Is there a court case that backs it up? Is 10% just the maximum that a judge has ever ruled on as fair use?

Re:No (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308255)

10%--as posted elsewhere--has been used as a yardstick of fair use in an Australian court. It has absolutely no bearing on any American proceedings.

Re:10% maximum (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308159)

Stop repeating this crap. There is no rigid guideline on how much is or isn't fair use. Just like everything in law, it is ambiguous.

Re:10% maximum (1)

vipvop (34876) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308169)

This needs to be modded down as it is comically inaccurate. Additionally, if people read this and think "hey I used less than 10% I'm cool" they're going to be in for a big surprise when the lawsuit arrives.

There is no such thing as a 10% maximum on fair use, and you won't find anything about 10% being a magic number anywhere in copyright law. Even the most basic research into fair use will show you this.

Additionally, critical commentary can have a harmful effect on the market for the copyrighted work and still fall under fair use (look at the Scientology cases).

Get a lawyer (4, Informative)

Selanit (192811) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307837)

You've already received a formal takedown notice from a genuine lawyer; you need to consult a lawyer of your own. ASAP. The Slashdot community's thoughts may well be interesting/insightful/flamebait/overrated, but they're no substitute for trained legal counsel.

Look up your local bar and see if you can find an IP lawyer with reasonable rates for a consultation. Failing that, contact the Electronic Frontier Foundation; perhaps they can help, or at least point you in the right direction.

Re:Get a lawyer (4, Funny)

Russ Nelson (33911) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307899)

If you found a lawyer in a local bar, chances are pretty good that he wouldn't be a great lawyer. And he might have a drinking problem, too.

Re:Get a lawyer (0)

Kinky Bass Junk (880011) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307965)

Especially if he's an I.P.

Re:Get a lawyer (1)

k_187 (61692) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307985)

Attorneys are something like 30% more likely to be alcoholics than other professions. The bar might be the only place to look.

I found's em (1)

pavon (30274) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308149)

Wha arr yoo taalkn about? I wenn down ta tha bar an they had sum greeaat I.P.A.s an Lagers for reasonububle prices. Zactly whaat he tol me to find. An NO I don hab a drinkn problem.

Re:I found's em (1)

geekboy642 (799087) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308289)

The only drinking problem there is, is when you run out of things to drink.

On Fair Use (1)

mastershake82 (948396) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307853)

One of the stipulations of the fair use clause of the copyright act is:

the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

I'm not sure what the test is for, but I can certainly see how posting any of the questions of a test, wherein the questions aren't already known, greatly decreases it's value in the eyes of test givers.

What a badly asked question (1)

Hal The Computer (674045) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307855)

From your website, it appears that you are in the Netherlands. This will completely change the answer to your question. And yet you don't even mention it. I'll echo the other posters and say "Ask a Dutch lawyer."

Re:What a badly asked question (1)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307891)

Shame he isn't in sweden, then he could send the american people a copy of a MAP.

Just throw it away (4, Interesting)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307857)

Was it certified? Can they prove they sent it?

Re:Just throw it away (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308107)

Can they prove they sent it?

Now that it's posted here they sure can!

Re:Just throw it away (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308261)

Was it certified? Can they prove they sent it?

They can now, it's been slashdotted...

Link to Google cache of post in question (1)

migstradamus (472166) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307859)

Still cached here at the moment: http://bit.ly/b14Bx [bit.ly]

At least until the lawyers notice and take a number in the long line of people trying to get things out of Google's cache.

Re:Link to Google cache of post in question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307941)

May as well cache it here too. It took Scientology to get Slashdot to remove a post earlier. Can some pathetic corporate lawyer possibly do what it took the combined powers of the followers of Xenu to achieve?

ThugCop
New User

MMPI 2 First 75 Questions out of 567 Psych Exam
Feb 21st, 2005, 10:29pm

I have done quite a bit of research on the MMPI 2 used by psychological testing. Here's the first 75 out of 567 questions. I could give out rest of them & how some of them are interpeted by psychologists for advice on admitting past history on the psych & medical tests. See my post on "Help with Admissions for Psych & Medial"

MMPI 2 TEST QUESTIONS IN ORDER
TRUE OR FALSE (567 QUESTIONS)

1.I like mechanics magazines
2.I have a good appetite
3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings
4.I think I would like the work of a librarian
5.I am easily awakened by noise
6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime
7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough
8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested
9.I am about as able to work as I ever was
10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time
11.A person should try to understand his dreams and be guided by or take warning from them
12.I enjoy detective or mystery stories
13.I work under a great deal of tension
14.I have diarrhea once a month or more
15.Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about
16.I am sure I get a raw deal from life
17.My father was a good man
18.I am very seldom troubled by constipation
19.When I take a new, I like to be tipped off on whom should be gotten next to
20.My sex life is satisfactory
21.At times I have very much wanted to leave home
22.At times I have fits of laughing & crying that I cannot control
23.I am troubled by attacks of nausea and vomiting
24.No one seems to understand me
25.I would like to be a singer
26.I feel that it is certainly best to keep my mouth shut when Iâ(TM)m in trouble
27.Evil spirits possess me at times
28.When someone does me a wrong I feel I should pay him back if I can, just for the principle of the thing.
29.I am bothered by acid stomach several times a week
30.At times I feel like swearing
31.I have nightmares every few nights
32.I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job
33.I have had very peculiar and strange experiences
34.I have a cough most of the time
35.If people had not had it in for me I would have been much more successful
36.I seldom worry about my heath
37.I have never been in trouble because of my sex behavior
38.During one period when I was a youngster I engaged in petty thievery
39.At times I feel like smashing things
40.Most any time I would rather sit and daydream than to do anything else
41.I have had periods of days, weeks, or months when I couldnâ(TM)t take care of things because I couldnâ(TM)t âoeget goingâ
42.My family does not like the work I have chosen ( or the work I intend to choose for my life work)
43.My sleep is fitful and disturbed
44.Much of the time my head seems to hurt all over
45.I do not always tell the truth
46.My judgment is better than it ever was
47.Once a week or oftener I feel suddenly hot all over without apparent cause
48.When I am with people I am bothered by hearing very queer things
49.It would be better if almost all laws were thrown away
50.My soul sometimes leaves my body
51.I am in just as good physical health as most of my friends
52.I prefer to pass by school friends, or people I know but have not seen for a long time, unless they speak to me first
53.A minister can cure disease by praying and putting his hand on your head
54.I am liked by most people who know me
55.I am almost never bothered by pains over the heart or in my chest
56.As a youngster I was suspended from school one or more times for cutting up
57.I am a good mixer
58.Everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it would
59.I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did
60.I do not read every editorial in the newspaper everyday
61.I have not lived the right kind of life
62.Parts of my body often have feeling like burning, tingling, crawling, or like âoegoing to sleepâ
63.I have had no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement
64.I sometimes keep on at a thing until others lose their patience with me
65.I loved my father
66.I see things or animals or people around me that others do not see
67.I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be
68.I hardly ever feel pain in the back of the neck
69.I am very strongly attracted by members of my own sex
70.I used to like drop-the-handkerchief
71.I think a great many people exaggerate their misfortunes in order to gain the sympathy and help of others
72.I am troubled by discomfort in the pit of my stomach every few days or oftener
73.I am an important person
74.I have often wished I were a girl. (Or if you are a girl) I have never been sorry that I am a girl
75.I get angry sometimes

About the test ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307865)

In 1976 I worked for a clinic that had those tests. I heard that only the first 75 (more or less) were counted in the real score. All the rest were just filler.

If that is true, your position is much weaker.

(I am not a psychoanalyst)

Re:About the test ... (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308207)

Well only the first inch of my cock actually counts, and the rest of it is just filler too.

Re:About the test ... (1)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308217)

How so? It's exactly the portion needed to analyze and discuss the test, then.

Well.....you could: (1)

gandhi_2 (1108023) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307895)

You believe they are trying to prevent public discussion of their test material. They claim you are hurting their business interests.

If you think they might be lying, you could ask them to take a polygraph test. Oh....yeah, sorry.

75 of 567 is *NOT* "limited amount" (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307897)

Sorry, but 13% of the content is not "limited". If I reprint 85 pages of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", would you consider that a "limited amount"? I don't think the publisher would... Not to mention you say "the first 75"... If it had been a 'random' 75, with commentary and discussion for each one; that would be one thing. Even then, it would be dubious. Even if I split it into one-paragraph sections, with commentary and discussion between each paragraph, 85 pages worth of Harry Potter would be difficult to claim under fair use.

For example, the usage of 400 words out of a 500 page book was considered infringement: Harper Row vs. Nation Enterprises [wikipedia.org] .

Now, according to the wonderful DMCA, if you take the material down now, *YOU* are safe from prosecution. If you present the user of your board the opportunity to protest, then if they want to put it back up, *THEY* become the responsible party.

My question to you is... (-1, Offtopic)

br00tus (528477) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307915)

...do you have black, tarry bowel movements?

Done (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307923)

Re:Done (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307969)

All I see is a list of things like this

1.I like mechanics magazines
2.I have a good appetite
3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings
4.I think I would like the work of a librarian
5.I am easily awakened by noise
6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime
7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough
8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested
9.I am about as able to work as I ever was
10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time

Re:Done (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308021)

You are supposed to answer them as True or False. I'm presuming that they are looking for consistency in answering similar types or categories of questions.

Don't listen to the 10% comments (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307927)

The reason you need a lawyer is there is no bright line test for fair use, and you're getting a lot of bad advice from the people who start with IANAL. Fair use is decided on four main factors, and the law is all over the place (and judge dependent).

"there are no absolute rules as to how much of a copyrighted work may be copied and still be considered fair use" (Maxtone-Graham v. Burtchaell, 803 F.2d at 1263).

Check out Stanford's fair use examples page to get an idea of what you're looking at:

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/9-c.html

The Betamax case (Sony v. Universal) allowed copying of the entire copyrighted work under fair use, while Harper & Row denied fair use for using 300 words of Gerald Ford's 200,000 word manuscript.

You need to talk to a lawyer, not the crowd on /. Don't listen to anyone who says 300 words are ok, non-commercial use is ok, etc. Those are all factors, but not definitive.

Re:Don't listen to the 10% comments (1)

Quothz (683368) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308297)

You need to talk to a lawyer, not the crowd on /. Don't listen to anyone who says 300 words are ok, non-commercial use is ok, etc. Those are all factors, but not definitive.

If there were any absolute comments saying "yea" or "nay", I'd agree that you can't trust 'em. Luckily, there isn't anyone (at this point) doing so.

A lawyer won't give a definitive answer, either, just a more expensive version of "I dunno". I'm reasonably certain any lawyer will advise you to remove the post just to be safe. I'm not a lawyer, tho', so that's not legal advice.

The real advantage of a lawyer would be if you choose not to delete the post. He or she can write a lawyery letter to Pearson's lawyers and, if necessary, represent you further. If you choose to remove the post, you absolutely do not need one.

Fair use is scary. (1)

bcrowell (177657) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307939)

It's scary any time you try to exercise your right to fair use. The problem is that the definition is vague, and you'll never know if you're okay until someone sues you and you get your day in court -- which you really don't want to happen.

I can predict that a lot of slashdotters will say, "Don't ask for legal advice on Ask Slashdot -- we're not lawyers!" Well, yeah, but obviously the OP can't afford to get a lawyer to take care of this, and the chilling effect he refers to in his post comes from the fact that he, unlike the publisher of the test, can't afford a lawyer.

If you take a look at the Wikipedia article on fair use [wikipedia.org] , it lays out four criteria, and unfortunately they're kind of vague. However, you're good as far as noncommercial use, the factual nature of the work, the limited portion used, and the effect on market value. Sounds like all systems are go. Except that you don't want to be hauled into court so that you can make that argument.

Personality tests are bullshit. On an intellectual test like the SAT, the contents are things that everyone can pretty much agree on the face of it are reasonable. That is, in the language of standardized testing, the items have good "face validity." You don't need to disclose what's on this year's test in order to get some idea of what kind of items are on the test. On a personality test, there's no way to independently verify that the test has any scientific validity without disclosing at least a few of the items. For that reason, I think it's great that you're pushing your fair use rights here.

One thing to realize is that this is not a DMCA takedown notice, and they haven't specifically threatened to sue you. Another thing to realize is that in the US, you can be sued for damages beyond actual damages, provided that they've filed a copyright form, which they undoubtedly have. (Copyright is awarded automatically when you create the work, but unless you file the form you can only sue infringers for actual damages, which are often zero.)

Good luck!

Judge for yourself (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307957)

Here's the guts of the original post - the first 75 questions on the MMPI:

MMPI 2 TEST QUESTIONS IN ORDER
TRUE OR FALSE (567 QUESTIONS)

1.I like mechanics magazines
2.I have a good appetite
3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings
4.I think I would like the work of a librarian
5.I am easily awakened by noise
6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime
7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough
8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested
9.I am about as able to work as I ever was
10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time
11.A person should try to understand his dreams and be guided by or take warning from them
12.I enjoy detective or mystery stories
13.I work under a great deal of tension
14.I have diarrhea once a month or more
15.Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about
16.I am sure I get a raw deal from life
17.My father was a good man
18.I am very seldom troubled by constipation
19.When I take a new, I like to be tipped off on whom should be gotten next to
20.My sex life is satisfactory
21.At times I have very much wanted to leave home
22.At times I have fits of laughing & crying that I cannot control
23.I am troubled by attacks of nausea and vomiting
24.No one seems to understand me
25.I would like to be a singer
26.I feel that it is certainly best to keep my mouth shut when Iâ(TM)m in trouble
27.Evil spirits possess me at times
28.When someone does me a wrong I feel I should pay him back if I can, just for the principle of the thing.
29.I am bothered by acid stomach several times a week
30.At times I feel like swearing
31.I have nightmares every few nights
32.I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job
33.I have had very peculiar and strange experiences
34.I have a cough most of the time
35.If people had not had it in for me I would have been much more successful
36.I seldom worry about my heath
37.I have never been in trouble because of my sex behavior
38.During one period when I was a youngster I engaged in petty thievery
39.At times I feel like smashing things
40.Most any time I would rather sit and daydream than to do anything else
41.I have had periods of days, weeks, or months when I couldnâ(TM)t take care of things because I couldnâ(TM)t âoeget goingâ
42.My family does not like the work I have chosen ( or the work I intend to choose for my life work)
43.My sleep is fitful and disturbed
44.Much of the time my head seems to hurt all over
45.I do not always tell the truth
46.My judgment is better than it ever was
47.Once a week or oftener I feel suddenly hot all over without apparent cause
48.When I am with people I am bothered by hearing very queer things
49.It would be better if almost all laws were thrown away
50.My soul sometimes leaves my body
51.I am in just as good physical health as most of my friends
52.I prefer to pass by school friends, or people I know but have not seen for a long time, unless they speak to me first
53.A minister can cure disease by praying and putting his hand on your head
54.I am liked by most people who know me
55.I am almost never bothered by pains over the heart or in my chest
56.As a youngster I was suspended from school one or more times for cutting up
57.I am a good mixer
58.Everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it would
59.I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did
60.I do not read every editorial in the newspaper everyday
61.I have not lived the right kind of life
62.Parts of my body often have feeling like burning, tingling, crawling, or like âoegoing to sleepâ
63.I have had no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement
64.I sometimes keep on at a thing until others lose their patience with me
65.I loved my father
66.I see things or animals or people around me that others do not see
67.I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be
68.I hardly ever feel pain in the back of the neck
69.I am very strongly attracted by members of my own sex
70.I used to like drop-the-handkerchief
71.I think a great many people exaggerate their misfortunes in order to gain the sympathy and help of others
72.I am troubled by discomfort in the pit of my stomach every few days or oftener
73.I am an important person
74.I have often wished I were a girl. (Or if you are a girl) I have never been sorry that I am a girl
75.I get angry sometimes

Re:Judge for yourself (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27307983)

What a stupid test. I'd just answer 'yes' to everything without even reading the inane questions.

Saves a lot of time that way.

Re:Judge for yourself (1)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308085)

I had to Google exact lines from this to convince myself it was real. Some of these questions, I'd feel crazy answering at all. I mean, seriously... "My hands and feet are usually warm enough"? Uh, sure, I guess, during the summer at least. If not, I wear a second pair of socks...?

Honestly, I don't see how they can be worried about copyright infringement, as the questions seem exceedingly simple. The real trick, I'm sure, is in interpreting the answers.

Update on Situation (5, Interesting)

George Maschke (699175) | more than 5 years ago | (#27307993)

Since I posted this to Slashdot a few days ago, my webhosting provider (CanadianWebhosting.com) received a communication from its bandwidth provider (Peer1.com) that unless the post that was the subject of the DMCA takedown notice was removed, the entire server (which hosts other Canadian Webhosting customers, too) would be taken offline. So I reluctantly agreed to temporarily remove the post in question and have replaced it with a brief notice explaining the situation.

Peer1.com seems to be under the impression that once a DMCA takedown notice is received, the material mentioned in the notice must be removed for a period of 14 days, after which, if the complainant does not provide notification that it has sought a court order, the material may be restored. However, my understanding is that the material may be placed back on-line [dri.org] (PDF) promptly upon the service provider's receipt of a counter-claim (which I have already sent), that is, there is no need to wait 14 days.

It's also worth noting that Pearson, the copyright holder of the MMPI-2, filed a takedown notice for the very same post in 2007. We promptly filed a counter-notice, Pearson took no further action, and we thought the matter resolved. Has anyone had a problem with a copyright holder filing repeated DMCA takedown notices to one's service provider for the same material?

Hmm... (1)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308003)

Some of these don't exactly look professionally written. No "university" that I know of would ever let something like #19 get published with so many glaring errors that it's difficult to tell what the original intent of the question was. (see unedited copy below)
.

19.When I take a new, I like to be tipped off on whom should be gotten next to

Some of the questions are also phrased in the past tense; I would expect this to be corrected (e.g. "was or is") on a professional psychological profile survey.

I wonder if this was either fabricated, or simply recreated from someone's memory of the questions. (Possibly the latter, assuming that the complainants and/or the lawyers sending the takedown message did in fact read the original survey as well as the contents of the post in question...)

"Fair Use" (2, Insightful)

bobasp111 (1481395) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308047)

Please forgive the vague nature of this post. I once heard an interview with a woman who worked for the copyright office (I think) in some legal capacity. Really, I don't remember exactly who she was, who she worked for, or what she did. It was a while ago, and audio not print. Suffice to say, she had some legal expertise in these matter.

The thing I do remember, very clearly, is her comments on "fair use." She said that "fair use" is hardly ever what we think it is. It is not what is fair. It is not what we want it to be. It is only what the courts have specifically defined it to be. In most cases, things we think are fair use have never been tested by the courts. How the courts would decide if they did hear the case, I would not try to predict.

Unless you can find a legal precedent where the issue you are dealing with has been clearly tested and declared by a court of law to be fair use, do not assume it is. If there are no precedents showing that what you are doing is a violation of copyright, then the other lawyers can also not assume they will prevail.

If you want to be the one to test this in court, more power to you.

Re:"Fair Use" (1)

vipvop (34876) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308237)

Mod parent up please - this is spot on. Fair use is not what you think of as "fair", and everyone's guesses have been horribly wrong. Even people that find the wikipedia article that lists the important factors then proceed to analyze the factors wrong, as they don't know the law.

It just happens that on Sunday I was talking to a a lawyer who used to work at one of the premier IP firms in the US. I asked her what it would cost to defend against a claim of copyright infringement if you thought you fell under fair use. Assuming the other side doesn't mind paying for their lawyers to play the game, and you'll get all sorts of discovery requests and all that, you're looking at $200k to defend. Yes, that's $200,000. Of course that's one of the biggest IP firms in the nation, but you get the idea...

You aren't dealing with great legal minds (1)

ewolfr (209134) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308061)

The posted cache from Google shows that the offending post was made back in 2005! It obviously isn't that important to anyone that might care about it or you think that they might have someone crawling the web just a bit better to try and find things like this.

Tests like the MMPI only work when... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308063)

the person taking them is unfamiliar with the concept. Pearson is definitely attempting to chill public discussion on the MMPI to prevent information on how to manipulate the test from becoming widespread. Interestingly enough, MMPI scores try to determine if the test-taker wasn't completely honest on the test. If the information on how to fake out the MMPI became widespread, there would be little point in administering the test. Same goes for many psychological tests (e.g. Raven's or Wechsler, perhaps even the IAT or DRM word lists) - they're only valid if the person taking the test is naive to the contents.

If you're trying to fake out the test, a few old items probably won't help you much. The Pearson lawyers are just being proactive, trying to prevent someone from posting the whole thing.

There's something to be said for the public right to know about how government evaluates potential employees or does business in general, but there are also clear exceptions to that, e.g. military secrets. Knowing what the MMPI is and what it does likely fall under the 'right to know' umbrella; gaining that knowledge doesn't require public access to the testing manual, the publication of which would defeat the purpose of administering the test in the first place.

Re:Tests like the MMPI only work when... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308225)

Indeed. Though, the Wikipedia article on MMPI gives enough information for one to know how to game the test; reading that many sample questions is unnecessary.

Seriously (1)

dagard (14743) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308073)

IANAL, but that's way, way too high a percentage of the questions for anything a reasonable person might consider 'fair use'. Take it down, put up, say, 5 questions if you really feel the need.

And, yeah, ask a real lawyer, not /.

Why Ask Slashdot? See what Slashdot does! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308089)

1.I like mechanics magazines
2.I have a good appetite
3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings
4.I think I would like the work of a librarian
5.I am easily awakened by noise
6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime
7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough
8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested
9.I am about as able to work as I ever was
10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time
11.A person should try to understand his dreams and be guided by or take warning from them
12.I enjoy detective or mystery stories
13.I work under a great deal of tension
14.I have diarrhea once a month or more
15.Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about
16.I am sure I get a raw deal from life
17.My father was a good man
18.I am very seldom troubled by constipation
19.When I take a new, I like to be tipped off on whom should be gotten next to
20.My sex life is satisfactory
21.At times I have very much wanted to leave home
22.At times I have fits of laughing & crying that I cannot control
23.I am troubled by attacks of nausea and vomiting
24.No one seems to understand me
25.I would like to be a singer
26.I feel that it is certainly best to keep my mouth shut when Iâ(TM)m in trouble
27.Evil spirits possess me at times
28.When someone does me a wrong I feel I should pay him back if I can, just for the principle of the thing.
29.I am bothered by acid stomach several times a week
30.At times I feel like swearing
31.I have nightmares every few nights
32.I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job
33.I have had very peculiar and strange experiences
34.I have a cough most of the time
35.If people had not had it in for me I would have been much more successful
36.I seldom worry about my heath
37.I have never been in trouble because of my sex behavior
38.During one period when I was a youngster I engaged in petty thievery
39.At times I feel like smashing things
40.Most any time I would rather sit and daydream than to do anything else
41.I have had periods of days, weeks, or months when I couldnâ(TM)t take care of things because I couldnâ(TM)t âoeget goingâ
42.My family does not like the work I have chosen ( or the work I intend to choose for my life work)
43.My sleep is fitful and disturbed
44.Much of the time my head seems to hurt all over
45.I do not always tell the truth
46.My judgment is better than it ever was
47.Once a week or oftener I feel suddenly hot all over without apparent cause
48.When I am with people I am bothered by hearing very queer things
49.It would be better if almost all laws were thrown away
50.My soul sometimes leaves my body
51.I am in just as good physical health as most of my friends
52.I prefer to pass by school friends, or people I know but have not seen for a long time, unless they speak to me first
53.A minister can cure disease by praying and putting his hand on your head
54.I am liked by most people who know me
55.I am almost never bothered by pains over the heart or in my chest
56.As a youngster I was suspended from school one or more times for cutting up
57.I am a good mixer
58.Everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it would
59.I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did
60.I do not read every editorial in the newspaper everyday
61.I have not lived the right kind of life
62.Parts of my body often have feeling like burning, tingling, crawling, or like âoegoing to sleepâ
63.I have had no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement
64.I sometimes keep on at a thing until others lose their patience with me
65.I loved my father
66.I see things or animals or people around me that others do not see
67.I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be
68.I hardly ever feel pain in the back of the neck
69.I am very strongly attracted by members of my own sex
70.I used to like drop-the-handkerchief
71.I think a great many people exaggerate their misfortunes in order to gain the sympathy and help of others
72.I am troubled by discomfort in the pit of my stomach every few days or oftener
73.I am an important person
74.I have often wished I were a girl. (Or if you are a girl) I have never been sorry that I am a girl
75.I get angry sometimes

Re:Why Ask Slashdot? See what Slashdot does! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308185)

Now personally, I think most of these questions are vague, subject to interpretation, and otherwise useless for any assessment of one's personality.

But that's me.

Perhaps that says something about me, but then again, I do recall a california court ruling that some of these questions were invalid for some reason.

MMPI - VOODOO AND COPYRIGHT (2, Interesting)

jamej (543667) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308113)

I don't think you can copyright voodoo (MMPI2).

What, These Questions? (5, Informative)

Quothz (683368) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308135)

MMPI 2 TEST QUESTIONS IN ORDER

TRUE OR FALSE (567 QUESTIONS)

1.I like mechanics magazines

2.I have a good appetite

3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings

4.I think I would like the work of a librarian

5.I am easily awakened by noise

6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime

7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough

8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested

9.I am about as able to work as I ever was

10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time

11.A person should try to understand his dreams and be guided by or take warning from them

12.I enjoy detective or mystery stories

13.I work under a great deal of tension

14.I have diarrhea once a month or more

15.Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about

16.I am sure I get a raw deal from life

17.My father was a good man

18.I am very seldom troubled by constipation

19.When I take a new, I like to be tipped off on whom should be gotten next to

20.My sex life is satisfactory

21.At times I have very much wanted to leave home

22.At times I have fits of laughing & crying that I cannot control

23.I am troubled by attacks of nausea and vomiting

24.No one seems to understand me

25.I would like to be a singer

26.I feel that it is certainly best to keep my mouth shut when Iâ(TM)m in trouble

27.Evil spirits possess me at times

28.When someone does me a wrong I feel I should pay him back if I can, just for the principle of the thing.

29.I am bothered by acid stomach several times a week

30.At times I feel like swearing

31.I have nightmares every few nights

32.I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job

33.I have had very peculiar and strange experiences

34.I have a cough most of the time

35.If people had not had it in for me I would have been much more successful

36.I seldom worry about my heath

37.I have never been in trouble because of my sex behavior

38.During one period when I was a youngster I engaged in petty thievery

39.At times I feel like smashing things

40.Most any time I would rather sit and daydream than to do anything else

41.I have had periods of days, weeks, or months when I couldnâ(TM)t take care of things because I couldnâ(TM)t âoeget goingâ

42.My family does not like the work I have chosen ( or the work I intend to choose for my life work)

43.My sleep is fitful and disturbed

44.Much of the time my head seems to hurt all over

45.I do not always tell the truth

46.My judgment is better than it ever was

47.Once a week or oftener I feel suddenly hot all over without apparent cause

48.When I am with people I am bothered by hearing very queer things

49.It would be better if almost all laws were thrown away

50.My soul sometimes leaves my body

51.I am in just as good physical health as most of my friends

52.I prefer to pass by school friends, or people I know but have not seen for a long time, unless they speak to me first

53.A minister can cure disease by praying and putting his hand on your head

54.I am liked by most people who know me

55.I am almost never bothered by pains over the heart or in my chest

56.As a youngster I was suspended from school one or more times for cutting up

57.I am a good mixer

58.Everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it would

59.I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did

60.I do not read every editorial in the newspaper everyday

61.I have not lived the right kind of life

62.Parts of my body often have feeling like burning, tingling, crawling, or like âoegoing to sleepâ

63.I have had no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement

64.I sometimes keep on at a thing until others lose their patience with me

65.I loved my father

66.I see things or animals or people around me that others do not see

67.I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be

68.I hardly ever feel pain in the back of the neck

69.I am very strongly attracted by members of my own sex

70.I used to like drop-the-handkerchief

71.I think a great many people exaggerate their misfortunes in order to gain the sympathy and help of others

72.I am troubled by discomfort in the pit of my stomach every few days or oftener

73.I am an important person

74.I have often wished I were a girl. (Or if you are a girl) I have never been sorry that I am a girl

75.I get angry sometimes

Re:What, These Questions? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308303)

Not quite, it's these questions: 1. I like mechanics magazines. 2. I have a good appetite. 3. I wake up fresh and rested most mornings. 4. I think I would enjoy the work of a librarian. 5. I am easily awakened by noise. 6. My father is a good man (or if your father is dead) my father was a good man. 7. I like to read newspaper articles on crime. 8. My hands and feet are usually warm enough. 9. My daily life is full of things that keep me interested. 10. I am about as able to work as I ever was. 11. There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time. 12. My sex life is satisfactory. 13. People should try to understand their dreams and be guided by or take warning from them. 14. I enjoy detective or mystery stories. 15. I work under a great deal of tension. 16. Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about. 17. I am sure I get a raw deal from life. 18. I am troubled by attacks of nausea and vomiting. 19. When I take a new job, I like to find out whom it is important to be nice to. 20. I am very seldom bothered by constipation. 21. At times I have very much wanted to leave home. 22. No one seems to understand me. 23. At times I have fits of laughing and crying that I cannot control. 24. Evil spirits possess me at times. 25. I would like to be a singer. 26. I feel that it is certainly best to keep my mouth shut when I am in trouble. 27. When people do me wrong, I feel I should pay them back, just for the principle of the thing. 28. I am bothered by an upset stomach several times a week. 29. At times I feel like swearing. 30. I have nightmares every few nights. 31. I find it hard to keep my mind on a task or job. 32. I have had very peculiar and strange experiences. 33. I seldom worry about my health. 34. I have never been in trouble because of my sexual behavior. 35. Sometimes when I was young I stole things. 36. I have a cough most of the time. 37. At times I feel like smashing things. 38. I have had periods of days, weeks, or months when I couldnâ(TM)t take care of things because I couldnâ(TM)t âoeget goingâ. 39. My sleep is fitful and disturbed. 40. Much of the time, my head seems to hurt all over. 41. I do not always tell the truth. 42. If people had not had it in for me, I would have been much more successful. 43. My judgment is better than it ever was. 44. Once a week (or more often) I suddenly feel hot all over, for no reason. 45. I am in just as good physical health as most of my friends. 46. I prefer to pass by school friends, or people I know but have not seen for a long time, unless they speak to me first. 47. I am almost never bothered by pains over my heart or in my chest. 48. Most anytime I would rather sit and daydream than do anything else. 49. I am a very sociable person. 50. I have often had to take orders from someone who did not know as much as I did. 51. I do not read every editorial in the newspaper every day. 52. I have not lived the right kind of life. 53. Parts of my body often have feelings like burning, tingling, crawling, or like âoegoing to sleepâ. 54. My family does not like the work I have chosen (or the work I intend to choose for my lifework). 55. I sometimes keep on at a thing until others lose their patience with me. 56. I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be. 57. I hardly ever feel pain in the back of my neck. 58. I think a great many people exaggerate their misfortunes in order to gain the sympathy and help of others. 59. I am troubled by discomfort in the pit of my stomach every few days or so. 60. When I am with people I am bothered by hearing very strange things. 61. I am an important person. 62. I have often wished I were a girl. (or if you are a girl) I have never been sorry that I am a girl. 63. My feelings are not easily hurt. 64. I enjoy reading love stories. 65. Most of the time I feel blue. 66. It would be better if almost all laws were thrown away. 67. I like poetry. 68. I sometimes tease animals. 69. I think I would like the kind of work a forest ranger does. 70. I am easily downed in an argument. 71. These days I find it hard not to give up hope of amounting to something. 72. My soul sometimes leaves my body. 73. I am certainly lacking in self-confidence. 74. I would like to be a florist. 75. I usually feel that life is worthwhile. 76. It takes a lot of argument to convince most people of the truth. 77. Once in a while I put off until tomorrow what I ought to do today. 78. Most people that know me like me. 79. I do not mind being made fun of. 80. I would like to be a nurse. 81. I think most people would lie to get ahead. 82. I do many things that I regret afterwards. (I regret things more than others seem to.) 83. I have very few quarrels with members of my family. 84. I was suspended from school one or more times for bad behavior. 85. At times, I have a strong urge to do something harmful or shocking. 86. I like to go to parties and other affairs where there is a lot of loud fun. 87. I have met problems so full of possibilities that I have been unable to make up my mind about them. 88. I believe that women ought to have as much sexual freedom as men. 89. My hardest battles are with myself. 90. I love my father, or (if your father is dead) I loved my father. 91. I have little or no trouble with my muscles twitching or jumping. 92. I donâ(TM)t seem to care what happens to me. 93. Sometimes when I am not well I am irritable. 94. Much of the time I feel as if I have done something wrong or evil. 95. I am happy most of the time. 96. I see things or animals or people around me that others do not see. 97. There seems to be a fullness in my head or nose most of the time. 98. Some people are so bossy that I feel like doing the opposite of what they request, even though I know they are right. 99. Someone has it in for me. 100. I have never done anything dangerous just for the thrill of it. 101. Often I feel as if there is a tight band around my head. 102. I get angry sometimes. 103. I enjoy a race or game more when I bet on it. 104. Most people are honest chiefly because they are afraid of being caught. 105. In school I was sometimes sent to the principal for bad behavior. 106. My speech is the same as always (not faster or slower, no slurring or hoarseness). 107. My table manners are not quite as good at home as when I am out in company. 108. Anyone who is able and willing to work hard has a good chance of succeeding. 109. I seem to be about as capable and smart as most others around me. 110. Most people will use somewhat unfair means to gain profit or an advantage rather than to lose it. 111. I have a great deal of stomach trouble. 112. I like dramatics. 113. I know who is responsible for most of my troubles. 114. Sometimes I am so strongly attracted by the personal articles of others, such as shoes, gloves, etc., that I want to handle or steal them, even though I have no use for them. 115. The sight of blood does not frighten me or make me sick. 116. Often I canâ(TM)t understand why I have been so irritable or grouchy. 117. I have never vomited blood or coughed up blood. 118. I do not worry about catching diseases. 119. I like collecting flowers or growing houseplants. 120. I frequently find it necessary to stand up for what I think is right. 121. I have never indulged in unusual sex practices. 122. At times my thoughts have raced ahead faster than I could speak them. 123. If I could get into the movies without paying and be sure I was not seen, I would probably do it. 124. I often wonder what hidden reason another person may have for doing something nice for me. 125. I believe that my home life is as pleasant as that of most people I know. 126. I believe in law enforcement. 127. Criticism or scolding hurts me terribly. 128. I like to cook. 129. My conduct is largely controlled by the behavior of those around me. 130. I certainly feel useless at times. 131. When I was a child, I belonged to a group of friends that tried to be loyal through all kinds of trouble. 132. I believe in life hereafter. 133. I would like to be a soldier. 134. At times I feel like picking a fistfight with someone. 135. I have often lost out on things because I couldnâ(TM)t make my mind up soon enough. 136. It makes me impatient to have people ask my advice or otherwise interrupt me when I am working on something important. 137. I used to keep a diary. 138. I believe I am being plotted against. 139. I would rather win than lose in a game. 140. Most nights I go to sleep without thoughts or ideas bothering me. 141. During the past few years I have been well most of the time. 142. I have never had a fit or convulsion. 143. I am neither gaining nor losing weight. 144. I believe I am being followed. 145. I feel that I have often been punished without cause. 146. I cry easily. 147. I cannot understand what I read as often as I used to. 148. I have never felt better in my life than I do now. 149. The top of my head sometimes feels tender. 150. Sometimes I feel as if I must injure either myself or someone else. 151. I resent having anyone trick me so cleverly that I have to admit that I was fooled. 152. I do not tire quickly. 153. I like to know some important people because it makes me feel important. 154. I am afraid when I look down from a high place. 155. It wouldnâ(TM)t make me nervous if any members of my family got into trouble with the law. 156. I am never happy unless I am roaming or traveling around. 157. What others think of me does not bother me. 158. It makes me uncomfortable to pull a stunt at a party even when others are doing the same sort of things. 159. I have never had a fainting spell. 160. I liked school. 161. I frequently have to fight against showing that I am bashful. 162. Someone has been trying to poison me. 163. I do not have a great fear of snakes. 164. I seldom or never have dizzy spells. 165. My memory seems to be all right. 166. I am worried about sex. 167. I find it hard to make small talk when I meet new people. 168. I have had periods in which I carried on activities without knowing later what I had been doing. 169. When I get bored I like to stir up some excitement. 170. I am afraid of losing my mind. 171. I am against giving money to beggars. 172. I frequently notice my hand shakes when I try to do something. 173. I can read a long while without tiring my eyes. 174. I like to study and read about things that I am working at. 175. I feel weak all over much of the time. 176. I have very few headaches. 177. My hands have not become clumsy or awkward. 178. Sometimes, when embarrassed, I break out in a sweat, which annoys me greatly. 179. I have had no difficulty in keeping my balance while walking. 180. There is something wrong with my mind. 181. I do not have spells of hay fever or asthma. 182. I have had attacks in which I could not control my movements or speech, but in which I knew what was going on around me. 183. I do not like everyone I know. 184. I daydream very little. 185. I wish I were not so shy. 186. I am not afraid to handle money. 187. If I were a reporter, I would very much like to report news of the theatre. 188. I enjoy many different kinds of play and recreation. 189. I like to flirt. 190. Many people treat me more like a child than a grown-up. 191. I would like to be a journalist. 192. My mother is a good woman, or (if your mother is dead) my mother was a good woman. 193. In walking, I am very careful to step over sidewalk cracks. 194. I have never had any breaking out on my skin that has worried me. 195. There is very little love and companionship in my family as compared to other homes. 196. I frequently find myself worrying about something. 197. I think I would like the work of a building contractor. 198. I often hear voices without knowing where they come from. 199. I like science. 200. It is not hard for me to ask for help from my friends even though I cannot return the favor. 201. I very much like hunting. 202. My parents often objected to the kind of people I went around with. 203. I gossip a little at times. 204. My hearing is apparently as good as that of most people. 205. Some members of my family have habits that bother and annoy me very much. 206. At times I feel that I can make up my mind with unusually great ease. 207. I would like to belong to several clubs. 208. I hardly ever notice my heart pounding and I am seldom short of breath. 209. I like to talk about sex. 210. I like to visit places where I have never been before. 211. I have been inspired to a program of life based on duty which I have since carefully followed. 212. I have, at times stood in the way of people who were trying to do something, not because it amounted to much, but because of the principle of the thing. 213. I get mad easily and then get over it soon. 214. I have been quite independent and free from family rule. 215. I brood a great deal. 216. Someone has been trying to rob me. 217. My relatives are nearly all in sympathy with me. 218. I have periods of such great restlessness that I cannot sit long in a chair. 219. I have been disappointed in love. 220. I never worry about my looks. 221. I dream frequently about things that are best kept to myself. 222. Children should be taught all the main facts of sex. 223. I believe I am no more nervous that most others. 224. I have few or no pains. 225. My way of doing things is apt to be misunderstood by others. 226. Sometimes without any reason or even when things are going wrong, I feel excitedly happy or âoeon top of the worldâ. 227. I donâ(TM)t blame people for trying to grab everything they can get in this world. 228. There are persons who are trying to steal my thoughts and ideas. 229. I have had blank spells in which my activities were interrupted and I did not know what was going on around me. 230. I can be friendly with people who do things that I consider wrong. 231. I like to be with a crowd who play jokes on one another. 232. Sometimes in elections, I vote for people about whom I know very little. 233. I have difficulty in starting to do things. 234. I believe I am a condemned person. 235. I was a slow learner in school. 236. If I were an artist, I would like to draw flowers. 237. It does not bother me that I am not better looking. 238. I sweat very easily, even on cool days. 239. Iâ(TM)m entirely self-confident. 240. At times it has been impossible for me to stop from stealing or shoplifting something. 241. It is safer to trust nobody. 242. Once a week or more, I become very excited. 243. When in a group of people, I have trouble thinking of the right thing to say. 244. Something exciting will almost always pull me out of it when I am feeling low. 245. When I leave home, I do not worry about whether the door is locked and the windows are closed. 246. I believe my sins are unpardonable. 247. I have numbness in one or more places on my skin. 248. I do not blame a person for taking advantage of people who leave themselves open to it. 249. My eyesight is as good as it has been for years. 250. At times I have been so entertained by the cleverness of some criminals that I have hopes they would get away with it. 251. I have often felt that strangers were looking at me critically. 252. Everything tastes the same. 253. I drink an unusually large amount of water every day. 254. Most people make friends because friends are likely to be useful to them. 255. I do not often notice my ears ringing or buzzing. 256. Once in a while I feel hate toward members of my family whom I usually love. 257. If I were a reporter I would very much like to report sporting news. 258. I can sleep during the day, but not at night. 259. I am sure I am being talked about. 260. Once in a while, I laugh at a dirty joke. 261. I have very few fears compared to my friends. 262. In a group of people, I would not be embarrassed to be called upon to start a discussion or give an opinion about something I know well. 263. I am always disgusted with the law when a criminal is freed through the arguments of a smart lawyer. 264. I have used alcohol excessively. 265. I am likely not to speak to people until they speak to me. 266. I have never been in trouble with the law. 267. I have periods in which I feel unusually cheerful without any special reason. 268. I wish I were not bothered by thoughts about sex. 269. If several people find themselves in trouble, the best thing for them to do is agree upon a story and stick to it. 270. It does not bother me particularly to see animals suffer. 271. I think that I feel more intensely than most people do. 272. There was never a time in my life when I liked to play with dolls. 273. Life is a strain for me much of the time. 274. I am so touchy on some subjects that I canâ(TM)t talk about them. 275. In school I found it very hard to talk in front of the class. 276. I love my mother, or (if your mother is dead) I loved my mother. 277. Even when I am with people I feel lonely much of the time. 278. I get all the sympathy I should. 279. I refuse to play some games because I am not good at them. 280. I seem to make friends about as quickly as others do. 281. I dislike having people around me. 282. I have been told that I walk during sleep. 283. The person who provides temptation by leaving valuable property unprotected is about as much to blame for its theft as the one who steals it. 284. I think nearly anyone would tell a lie to keep out of trouble. 285. I am more sensitive than most people. 286. Most people inwardly dislike putting themselves out to help other people. 287. Many of my dreams are about sex. 288. My parents and family find more fault with me than they should. 289. I am easily embarrassed. 290. I worry over money and business. 291. I have never been in love with anyone. 292. The things that some of my family have done have frightened me. 293. I almost never dream. 294. My neck spots with red often. 295. I have never been paralyzed or had any unusual weakness of any of my muscles. 296. Sometimes my voice leaves me or changes even though I have no cold. 297. My mother or father often made me obey even when I thought it was unreasonable. 298. Peculiar odors come to me at times. 299. I cannot keep my mind on one thing. 300. I have reason for feeling jealous of one or more members of my family. 301. I feel anxiety about something or someone almost all the time. 302. I easily become impatient with people. 303. Most of the time I wish I were dead. 304. Sometimes I become so excited that I find it hard to get to sleep. 305. I have certainly had more than my share of things to worry about. 306. No one cares much about what happens to you. 307. At times I hear so well that it bothers me. 308. I forget right away what people say to me. 309. I usually have to stop and think before I act, even in small matters. 310. Often I cross the street in order not to meet someone I see. 311. I often feel as if things are not real. 312. The only interesting part of newspapers is the comic strips. 313. I have a habit of counting things that are not important, such as bulbs on electric signs and so forth. 314. I have no enemies who really wish to harm me. 315. I tend to be on my guard with people who are somewhat friendlier than I had expected. 316. I have strange and peculiar thoughts. 317. I get anxious and upset when I have to make a short trip away from home. 318. I usually expect to succeed in things I do. 319. I hear strange things when I am alone. 320. I have been afraid of things or people that I knew could not hurt me. 321. I have no dread of going into a room by myself where other people have already gathered and are talking. 322. I am afraid of a knife or anything very sharp or pointed. 323. Sometimes I enjoy hurting persons I love. 324. I can easily make other people afraid of me, and sometimes do it for the fun of it. 325. I have more trouble concentrating than others seem to have. 326. I have several times given up doing a thing because I thought too little of my ability. 327. Bad words, often terrible words, come into my mind and I cannot get rid of them. 328. Sometimes some unimportant thought will run through my mind and bother me for days. 329. Almost every day something happens to frighten me. 330. At times I am all full of energy. 331. I am inclined to take things hard. 332. At times I have enjoyed being hurt by someone I loved. 333. People say insulting and vulgar things about me. 334. I feel uneasy indoors. 335. I am not usually self-conscious. 336. Someone has control over my mind. 337. At parties I am more likely to sit by myself or with just one other person than to join in with the crowd. 338. People often disappoint me. 339. I have sometimes felt that difficulties were piling up so high that I could not overcome them. 340. I love to go to dances. 341. At periods, my mind seems to work more slowly than usual. 342. While in trains, busses, etc., I often talk with strangers. 343. I enjoy children. 344. I enjoy gambling for small stakes. 345. If given the chance, I could do some things that would be of great benefit to the world. 346. I have often met people who were supposed to be experts who were no better than I. 347. It makes me feel like a failure when I hear of the success of someone I know well. 348. I often think: âoeI wish I were a child again.â 349. I am never happier than when alone. 350. If given the chance I would make a good leader of people. 351. I am embarrassed by dirty stories. 352. People generally demand more respect for their own rights than they are willing to allow for others. 353. I enjoy social gatherings just to be with people. 354. I try to remember good stories to pass them on to other people. 355. At one or more times in my life I felt that someone was making me do things by hypnotizing me. 356. I find it hard to set aside a task that I have undertaken, even for a short time. 357. I am quite often not in on the gossip and talk of the group that I belong to. 358. I have often found people jealous of my good ideas, just because they had not thought of them first. 359. I enjoy the excitement of a crowd. 360. I do not mind meeting strangers. 361. Someone has been trying to influence my mind. 362. I can remember âoeplaying sickâ to get out of something. 363. My worries seem to disappear when I get into a crowd of lively friends. 364. I feel like giving up quickly when things go wrong. 365. I like to let people know where I stand on things. 366. I have had periods when I felt so full of pep that sleep did not seem necessary for days at a time. 367. Whenever possible I avoid being in a crowd. 368. I shrink from facing a crisis or difficulty. 369. I am apt to pass up something I want to do when others feel that it isnâ(TM)t worth doing. 370. I like parties and socials. 371. I have often wished I were a member of the opposite sex. 372. I am not easily angered. 373. I have done some bad things in the past that I never tell anybody about. 374. Most people will use somewhat unfair means to get ahead in life. 375. It makes me nervous when people ask me personal questions. 376. I do not feel I can plan my own future. 377. I am not happy with myself the way I am. 378. I get angry when my friends or family give me advice on how to live my life. 379. I got many beatings when I was a child. 380. It bothers me when people say nice things about me. 381. I donâ(TM)t like hearing other people give their opinions about life. 382. I often have serious disagreements with people who are close to me. 383. When things get really bad, I know I can count on my family for help. 384. I liked playing âoehouseâ when I was a child. 385. I am not afraid of fire. 386. I have sometimes stayed away from another person because I feared doing or saying something I might regret afterwards. 387. I can express my true feelings only when I drink. 388. I very seldom have spells of the blues. 389. I am often said to be hotheaded. 390. I wish I could get over worrying about things I have said that may have injured other peopleâ(TM)s feelings. 391. I feel unable to tell anyone all about myself. 392. Lightning is one of my fears. 393. I like to keep people guessing what I am going to do next. 394. My plans have frequently seemed so full of difficulties that I have had to give them up. 395. I am afraid to be alone in the dark. 396. I have often felt bad about being misunderstood when trying to keep someone from making a mistake. 397. A windstorm frightens me. 398. I frequently ask people for advice. 399. The future is too uncertain for a person to make serious plans. 400. Often, even though everything is going fine for me, I feel that I donâ(TM)t care about anything. 401. I have no fear of water. 402. I often must sleep over a matter before I decide what to do. 403. People have often misunderstood my intentions when I was trying to put them right and be helpful. 404. I have no trouble swallowing. 405. I am usually calm and not easily upset. 406. I would certainly enjoy beating criminals at their own game. 407. I deserve severe punishment for m sins. 408. I am apt to take disappointments so keenly that I canâ(TM)t put them out of my mind. 409. It bothers me to have someone watch me at work even though I know I can do it well. 410. I am often so annoyed when someone tries to get ahead of me in a line of people that I speak to that person about it. 411. At times I think I am no good at all. 412. When I was young I often did not go to school even when I should have gone. 413. One or more members of my family are very nervous. 414. I have at times had to be rough with people who were rude or annoying. 415. I worry quite a bit over possible misfortunes. 416. I have strong political opinions. 417. I would like to be an auto racer. 418. It is all right to get around the law if you donâ(TM)t actually break it. 419. There are certain people whom I dislike so much that I am inwardly pleased when they are catching it for something that they have done. 420. It makes me nervous to have to wait. 421. I am apt to pass up something I want to do because others feel that I am not going about it in the right way. 422. I was fond of excitement when I was young. 423. I am often inclined to go out of my way to win a point with someone who has opposed me. 424. I am bothered by people outside, on the streets, in stores, etc., watching me. 425. The man who had most to do with me when I was a child (such as my father, stepfather, etc.) was very strict with me. 426. I used to like to play hopscotch and jump rope. 427. I have never seen a vision. 428. I have several times had a change of heart about my lifework. 429. Except by doctorâ(TM)s orders I never take drugs or sleeping pills. 430. I am often sorry because I am so irritable and grouchy. 431. In school my marks in classroom behavior were quite regularly bad. 432. I am fascinated by fire. 433. When I am cornered I tell that portion of the truth which is not likely to hurt me. 434. If I were in trouble with several friends who were as guilty as I was, I would rather take the whole blame than give them away. 435. I am often afraid of the dark. 436. When a man is with a woman he is usually thinking about things related to her sex. 437. I am usually very direct with people I am trying to correct or improve. 438. I dread the thought of an earthquake. 439. I readily become one hundred percent sold on a good idea. 440. I usually work things out for myself rather than get someone to show me how. 441. I am afraid of finding myself in a closet or small closed space. 442. I must admit that I have at times been worried beyond reason over something that really did not matter. 443. I do not try to cover up my poor opinion or pity of people so that they wonâ(TM)t know how I feel. 444. I am a high-strung person. 445. I have frequently worked under people who seem to have things arranged so that they get credit for good work but are able to pass mistakes onto those under them. 446. I sometimes find it hard to stick up for my rights because I am so reserved. 447. Dirt frightens or disgusts me. 448. I have a daydream life about which I do not tell other people. 449. Some of my family members have quick tempers. 450. I cannot do anything well. 451. I often feel guilty because I pretend to feel more sorry about something than I really do. 452. I strongly defend my own opinions as a rule. 453. I have no fear of spiders. 454. The future seems hopeless to me. 455. The members of my family and my close relatives get along quite well. 456. I would like to wear expensive clothes. 457. People can pretty easily change my mind, even when I have made a decision about something. 458. I am made nervous by certain animals. 459. I can stand as much pain as others can. 460. Several times I have been the last to give up trying to do a thing. 461. It makes me angry to have people hurry me. 462. I am not afraid of mice. 463. Several times a week I feel as if something dreadful is about to happen. 464. I feel tired a good deal of the time. 465. I like repairing a door latch. 466. Sometimes I am sure that other people can tell what I am thinking. 467. I like to read about science. 468. I am afraid of being alone in a wide-open place. 469. I sometimes feel that I am about to go to pieces. 470. A large number of people are guilty of bad sexual conduct. 471. I have often been frightened in the middle of the night. 472. I am greatly bothered by forgetting where I put things. 473. The one to whom I was most attached and whom I most admired as a child was a woman (mother, sister, aunt, or other woman). 474. I like adventure stories better than romantic stories. 475. Often I get confused and forget what I want to say. 476. I am very awkward and clumsy. 477. I really like playing sports (such as soccer or football). 478. I hate my whole family. 479. Some people think itâ(TM)s hard to get to know me. 480. I spend most of my spare time by myself. 481. When people do something that makes me angry, I let them know how I feel about it. 482. I usually have a hard time deciding what to do. 483. People do not find me attractive. 484. People are not very kind to me. 485. I often feel that Iâ(TM)m not as good as other people. 486. I am very stubborn. 487. I have enjoyed using marijuana. 488. Mental illness is a sign of weakness. 489. I have a drug or alcohol problem. 490. Ghost or spirits can influence people for good or bad. 491. I feel helpless when I have to make some important decisions. 492. I always try to be pleasant even when others are upset or critical. 493. When I have a problem it helps to talk it over with someone. 494. My main goals in life are within my reach. 495. I believe that people should keep personal problems to themselves. 496. I am not feeling much pressure or stress these days. 497. It bothers me greatly to think of making changes in my life. 498. My greatest problems are caused by the behavior of someone close to me. 499. I hate going to doctors, even when Iâ(TM)m sick. 500. Although I am not happy with my life, there is nothing I can do about it. 501. Talking over problems and worries with someone is often more helpful than taking drugs or medicine. 502. I have habits that are really harmful. 503. When problems need to be solved, I usually let other people take charge. 504. I recognize several faults in myself that I will not be able to change. 505. I am so sick of what I have to do every day that I just want to get out of it all. 506. I have recently considered killing myself. 507. I often become very irritable when people interrupt my work. 508. I often feel I can read other peopleâ(TM)s minds. 509. Having to make important decisions makes me nervous. 510. Others tell me I eat too fast. 511. Once a week or more I get high or drunk. 512. I have had a tragic loss in my life that I know I will never get over. 513. Sometimes I get so angry and upset I donâ(TM)t know what comes over me. 514. When people ask me to do something I have a hard time saying no. 515. I am never happier than when I am by myself. 516. My life is empty and meaningless. 517. I find it difficult to hold down a job. 518. I have made lots of bad mistakes in my life. 519. I get angry with myself for giving in to other people so much. 520. Lately I have thought a lot about killing myself. 521. I like making decisions and assigning jobs to others. 522. Even without my family I know there will always be someone there to take care of me. 523. At movies, restaurants, or sporting events, I hate to stand in line. 524. No one knows it but I have tried to kill myself. 525. Everything is going on too fast around me. 526. I know I am a burden to others. 527. After a bad day, I need a few drinks to relax. 528. Much of the trouble Iâ(TM)m having is due to bad luck. 529. At times I canâ(TM)t seem to stop talking. 530. Sometimes I cut or injure myself on purpose without knowing why. 531. I work very long hours, even though my job doesnâ(TM)t require this. 532. I usually feel better after a good cry. 533. I forget where I leave things. 534. If I could live my life over again, I would not change much. 535. I get very irritable when people I depend on donâ(TM)t get their work done on time. 536. If I get upset, Iâ(TM)m sure to get a headache. 537. I like to drive a hard bargain. 538. Most men are unfaithful to their wives now and then. 539. Lately I have lost my desire to work out my problems. 540. I have gotten angry and broken furniture or dishes when I was drinking. 541. I work best when I have a definite deadline. 542. I have become so angry with someone that I have felt as if I would explode. 543. Terrible thoughts about my family come to me at times. 544. People tell me I have a problem with alcohol, but I disagree. 545. I always have too little time to get things done. 546. My thoughts these days turn more and more to death and the hereafter. 547. I often keep and save things that I will probably never use. 548. I have been so angry at times that Iâ(TM)ve hurt someone in a physical fight. 549. In everything I do lately, I feel that I am being tested. 550. I have very little to do with my relatives now. 551. I sometimes seem to hear my thoughts being spoken out loud. 552. When I am sad, visiting with friends can always pull me out of it. 553. Much of what is happening to me now seems to have happened to me before. 554. When my life gets difficult, it makes me want to just give up. 555. I canâ(TM)t go into a dark room alone, even in my own home. 556. I worry a great deal over money. 557. The man should be the head of the family. 558. The only place where I feel relaxed is in my own home. 559. The people I work with are not sympathetic with my problems. 560. I am satisfied with the amount of money I make. 561. I usually have enough energy to do my work. 562. It is hard for me to accept compliments. 563. In most marriages one or both partners are unhappy. 564. I almost never lose self-control. 565. It takes a great deal of effort for me to remember what people tell me these days. 566. When I am sad or blue, it is my work that suffers. 567. Most married couples donâ(TM)t show much affection for each other.

Small excerpts (1)

zoomshorts (137587) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308181)

would be okay, but 75 questions in order? Hogwash.

RE: A .308 in the Brain (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308205)

Some years ago, a copyright cost only $25 -- real cheap!

Ideas can't be copyrighted!

Ignore the Fools!

Better yet, a little snooping mught turn up their mug-shots and addresses.

A Google Maps search would then find the Perps where-abouts.

Then, a "stake Out."

At some point in time, oppourtinity will present itself.

A count, one-onethousand, two-onethousand, three-onethousand, squeeze trigger.

Repeat count and squeeze trigger.

Again, until all the Perps fall dead.

This is the solution: A .308 in the Brain.

This is how to solve the "nasty bonuses" at AIG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanly and others.

A .308 in the Brain of the Perps ... with Google Maps, you're their!

What a wonderful Sniper Tool!

So Efficient!

So Economical!

ask for advice in various forums (1)

plopez (54068) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308227)

post the posting and the threat of legal action in various forums know to be frequented by lawyers. ask them "do you think I should get a lawyer on this?"

What I think (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308239)

My very favorite moment of the recent Battlestar Galactica finale was when Adama said "frakk this" and walked out of the polygraph test.

Take it down. (2, Insightful)

seeker_1us (1203072) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308243)

As much as I am NOT a fan of the DMCA: This is 13% of their test. It's 1/8. For a test, I wouldn't consider it a small sample.

If you want to fight it, you and your layers need to come up with a good reason that you need to redistribute so large a percentage of a a test as "fair use."

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