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Spikeles writes "Recently i downloaded The Virgin Digital player from their website and played around with it. Before i had even installed it though, i had to agree with the license agreement. Now i've read some of these in my time, but that one was the hands down the funniest i've ever read. Here's a snippet:
This software is licensed to you only for the reproduction of music
and/or video that you own or have the expressed right to use as the
software allows. Any attempt to reproduce copyrighted material that
you are not expressly permitted to use is not legal, not good for the
economy, and not nice. Furthermore, it is not cool, it is not kosher,
nor is it the kind of thing that your parents would be proud of. Put
the kibosh on it. Hey, are you reading this thing? I didn't think so.
Nobody ever really does, do they? Except the lawyers who write it.
Think about it — you're a lawyer, making god-knows-how-much and hour,
and this is the best you can come up with? Lame.
Now, after reading this, it put me in the mind of Google, with their Google Copernicus Center is hiring article, and their general humour in their apps like the cheese at maximum zoom in the moon maps.
So my question is, what does the Slashdot community think of these types of things? Unprofessional? Good marketing sense? And what other companies do you know of that don't take themselves too seriously?" top
Spikeles (972972) writes "I'm not even American, but when i read things like this, i get afraid... very afraid..
"Buried amongst the untold affronts to the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and the very spirit of America, the torture bill contains a definition of "wrongfully aiding the enemy" which labels all American citizens who breach their "allegiance" to President Bush and the actions of his government as terrorists subject to possible arrest, torture and conviction in front of a military tribunal."
http://www.informationliberation.com/index.php?id= 16337" top
Blurb from their website — "The Owner-Free Filing system has often been described as the first brightnet; A distributed system where no one breaks the law, so no one need hide in the dark.
OFF is a highly connected peer-to-peer distributed file system. The unique feature of this system is that it stores all of its internal data in a multi-use randomized block format. In other words there is not a one to one mapping between a stored block and its use in a retrieved file. Each stored block is simultaneously used as a part of many different files. Individually, however, each block is nothing but arbitrary digital white noise.
Owner-Free refers both to the fact that nobody owns the system as a whole and nobody can own any of the data blocks stored in the system.""