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US Alarmed Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis

fishexe Re:ATTENTION C64 POLICE!! (580 comments)

But what is the factual problem with his post?

There isn't. Some AC and I just want people to be aware that he's out there making a bunch of other trollsome posts, some of which are getting modded up by unaware moderators. That's all.

more than 3 years ago
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US Alarmed Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis

fishexe Re:ATTENTION C64 POLICE!! (580 comments)

PS I have to admit plagiarism of this. Hopefully AC won't feel the need to sue me, as we're advancing the same cause.

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US Alarmed Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis

fishexe ATTENTION C64 POLICE (580 comments)

This account is yet another sockpuppet for commodore64_love. We all have gotten sick of c64love due to his increasing tendency to troll in recent months, and as a result he has negative karma and can only post once per day, or something like that. Problem solved, right? NO! He has created a legion of sockpuppet accounts, including C_amiga_fan, commodore_6502, theaveng, and now this one. The others have been modded into oblivion, as they deserve, but this one is, somehow, able to post at Score: 2. This is possibly due to a recent misleading post which several mods hit +1 Insightful on (because it sounded good at first read) without bothering to check the source and discover the original source conveys the opposite sentiment to that which cpu6502/c64love is pretending it conveys. So, without further ado, please go take care of this problem if you care about this community we call Slashdot and don't wish to see it ruined by mindless trolls.

more than 3 years ago
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US Alarmed Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis

fishexe ATTENTION C64 POLICE!! (580 comments)

This account is yet another sockpuppet for commodore64_love. We all have gotten sick of c64love due to his increasing tendency to troll in recent months, and as a result he has negative karma and can only post once per day, or something like that. Problem solved, right? NO! He has created a legion of sockpuppet accounts, including C_amiga_fan, commodore_6502, theaveng, and now this one. The others have been modded into oblivion, as they deserve, but this one is, somehow, able to post at Score: 2. This is possibly due to a recent misleading post which several mods hit +1 Insightful on (because it sounded good at first read) without bothering to check the source and discover the original source conveys the opposite sentiment to that which cpu6502/c64love is pretending it conveys. So, without further ado, please go take care of this problem if you care about this community we call Slashdot and don't wish to see it ruined by mindless trolls.

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Way to take it out of context (270 comments)

Beginning where you left off:

Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property. Society may give an exclusive right to the profits arising from them, as an encouragement to men to pursue ideas which may produce utility, but this may or may not be done, according to the will and convenience of the society, without claim or complaint from anybody.

The way you cut it off makes it sound like Jefferson thought IP was contrary to nature. In actuality, he thought IP had no natural justification but could have pragmatic justifications. If you want us to take you seriously, try being honest for once.

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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

Actually isohunt is solely made to search other websites for torrent files. Torrent files are not illegal, and they are not copyrighted.

Actually, the torrent files are illegal if their sole purpose was to facilitate an illegal act (that is, transfer of infringing material). Furthermore, torrent files are copyrighted (automatically) by whoever created the torrent file.

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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Technicalities (270 comments)

In any event, I don't think "But he's doing it too!" has ever been considered a valid legal defense.

In criminal cases it has been, under very specific circumstances: only if you can show the court that the reason "he" isn't getting arrested is that law enforcement personnel are acting on a discriminatory motive. If you can show that, then you have a selective prosecution defense, but it's very, very hard to get that to fly; the prosecutor gets to present whatever non-discriminatory reasons they can think of (i.e. we only prosecute high-profile offenders in order to deter others, we just changed our policy to prioritize this type of crime, the guy that wasn't prosecuted was less dangerous, et cetera, et cetera) and these are almost always accepted by the court.

Of course, none of that applies to this case, which is a civil suit. Plaintiffs can choose to sue or not to sue whoever the hell they want.

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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Intent and Ratios (270 comments)

What can you request them to take down? They don't host any content.

The links. Duh.

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

If outlook could only be used for sending death threats, then I suspect Microsoft would be in trouble.

That would be a truly awesome product.

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

facilitates copyright infringement

You say that like it's a crime.

Knowingly and intentionally facilitating commercial-scale copyright infringement is a crime.

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

I know there's laws for facilitating criminal law crimes, I wasn't aware there was a similar law for civil matters.

Commercial copyright infringement is a crime under the US criminal code. It is at the combined discretion of the copyright holders and the US DOJ whether to prosecute or to sue (or neither).

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

What % of IsoHunt searches are used for finding illegal torrents? What % of Google searches are used for finding illegal torrents? That's what will matter to the court.

Well, that and the fact that IsoHunt marketed itself as a way to find pirated content, whereas Google markets itself as a general-use tool.

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

Intent matters only in sentencing.

What? Wait...what? *boggles at the absurdity*

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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

Back in high school, the cops did a drug sting on campus.

Thankfully, copyright infringement is not a criminal category yet.

Since when? Willful copyright infringement on a commercial scale has been a crime for a decade and a half, at least.

They busted the drug dealers AND the people that told them how to find the drug dealers.

By that reasoning, we could lock up most politicians. They've been telling me there's child porn on the internet for years.

Only if the politicians told you specifically where to go on the internet. I'm assuming they didn't bust people merely for saying, "There are drug dealers somewhere in Jefferson High School."

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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

If the cops arrested you for apostrophe abuse, you would be convicted.

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

Pirate Bay and IsoHunt's business models depend directly on people breaking the law, and to that extent they advocate and actively endorse such activity by others. If they did not, they would simply cease to exist, fading rapidly into obscurity.

By that logic, anyone company that makes a car capable of going faster than the speed limit is guilty.

No. Anyone making a car that people would only want to buy in order to drive it faster than the speed limit is guilty. You need to work on your analogies.

more than 3 years ago
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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

I've seen kids who were diagnosed with ADHD or aspergers, and It amazes me how similar some of our behaviours are.

There's a good chance you actually have (an undiagnosed case of) one or the other.

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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

Ten and fifteen years ago, everyone went around saying they had ADD and ADHD. Now they go around saying they have Aspergers. You don't have aspergers, you fucking drama queens.

I nominate "being a man" as the next hip disorder to have.

Yeah, pretty soon 90% of slashdotters will claim to be male and Seumas will be just as incredulous.

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IsoHunt To Court: Google Is the Bigger Problem

fishexe Re:Purpose and intents (270 comments)

You don't have aspergers, you fucking drama queens.

Maybe not, but you probably do.

more than 3 years ago
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Scott Adams Says Plenty Would Choose Life In Noprivacyville

fishexe Re:Sure, if it includes EVERYBODY (467 comments)

If everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was tracked, chipped, monitored, followed, & watched AND the information was 100% transparent and available to EVERYONE, then well... sure, it'd be a great place to live.

Why does ANYONE think that a society where all information about everyone was available to anyone would be a great place to live?

Why does ANYONE think that ANYONE and EVERYONE need to be in ALL caps?

more than 3 years ago

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