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Pepebuho (167300) writes "Enjoy Hadopi? Panama is about to one-up them with a new Copyright Law. According to this Law, (Law bill 510 http://www.asamblea.gob.pa/apps/seg_legis/PDF_SEG/PDF_SEG_2010/PDF_SEG_2012/PROYECTO/2012_P_510.pdf) The Law gives new powers to the DGDA (Dirección Geneal de Derechos de Autor, an administrative office) to fine you up to $100k regardless of any other criminal/civil action against you (Article 157). Second, You are assumed Guilty unless you can demonstrate your innocence (Art. 157) Also, the "guilty" party has to pay a publication in the media to tell everyone about what a rotten pirate they are. (Reminds me of the tale about the Chinese charging the family of the deceased for the bullets of the firing squad) Worse, the proceedings of the fine does not go to the injured Authors, it goes to the DGDA and its employees (Art. 153). But we know it won't be abused, right?" Link to Original Source top
Pepebuho (167300) writes "Scripts are not working with Yahoo The mail app scripts are not working from Firefox. -That is I cannot see more than the intital emails on the inbox. -If I want to select all messages, I cannot click on the box on the headings line -I cannot interact with a selected message (reply, forward, spam, etc.) those buttons are dead. etc.etc. If you go to the help screen, the scripts ot the Form for asking for help are not working for any browser. I tried Explorer, firefox, Chrome and nothing, they are all dead.
Is it happening to someone else?
I already cleaned the cache, disabled all plugins etc. and the result is the same. Did mozilla pass an update (now that updates are silent) that broke things up? My Firefox says 13.0.1" top
Pepebuho writes "orts from Switzerland say that proprietary software companies are complaining about government plans to release open source solutions it has developed on the grounds of cross subsidy. A report from OSOR.EU says the issue emerged early in July as the IT department of the Swiss federal court was planning to release OpenJustitia" Link to Original Source top
Pepebuho (167300) writes "This an article about how the allies where able to estimate the number of German Tanks produced based on the Serial Numbers of the Tanks. Neat!. Godwin does not apply." Link to Original Source top
So far, my options are 1. Go naive, make several and expect not to be caught. It is possible, but I'd rather stay legal 2. Pay the royalties, although I could not find a website or anywhere to know where to go and negotiate those except sending a snail mail that most likely will be tossed out as spam. 3. Mount a challenge to the patent (expensive I think). 4. ??????
I know I should go to patent lawyer, but I would like to hear of people's opinion about this before commiting more time, and re$sources to this.
Pepebuho writes "Is anyone else receiving something like this? — Dear friend
This is the greeting from Beijing Huahai Business and Trade Co., Ltd,one of the big Electrical wholesaler and Retailer in China. We mainly sell electrical product such as digital cameras, mobile, LCD TV, xbox, Laptops, DV, Mp4, GPS, please visit our website: www.shuenwoyi.com to find something you may interested and please contact us freely if you have any question, we will offer more competitive price and best service for business cooperation with you/your company.
Mail : email@example.com
MSN : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and best regards. — This is becoming quite annoying because the company is taking e-mails from known people and using it to send the message." top
Pepebuho writes "Hi. I have seen a new Car Kit from nokia that allows you to connect also your mp3 player to the car radio using Bluetooth. The kit is the CK-20W. What have been your experience with it? It seems to be too new to have feedback on the net yet because I have not found much. Is there any option besides the CK-20W? I like the fact that the music goes to Line In at the radio. The Parrot equivalent (MK6000) totally hijacks the car speakers therefore any EQ or sound processing is lost.