244 posts • joined Thursday 17th April 2008 15:36 GMT
Re: Live concerts
"a) no one can object to their registered work being licensed at a fee set by a central body - even if they disapprove of the advert/political use it will promote."
Copyright still belongs to the original owner though. This doesn't alter.
b) a bootlegger can claim copyright to an unauthorised recording/photograph - and publish it. A digital search will always show no official original as they will be unregistered by the performers. Even an official recording of the same event will have a different audio/digital signature when compared to contemporary bootleg ones. What rights have the performers to effect a "take down"?
By claiming copyright he would have to demonstrate due diligence in attempting to locate the original recording or photo.
If you make a copy, or near copy, of someone else's recording, you will still have breached copyright. The only exception would be if the original owner could not be located and you could demonstrate due diligence in your efforts. I suspect this would only apply to very old recordings, not a rip of a JLS performance you've made.
ASA politely asks company not to run advert again in its current form 6 months after the event, despite the company having no intention of running it again anyway
Exactly. I'm out of a 24 month contract this month and considering I can unlock and sell my original 4 on ebay for £200, it would daft not to carry on with my £30 a month and get a 5.
Re: Ye gods.
Evidence is looked at in the injunction application. That's the whole point of an injunction - swift action, based on preliminary evidence and subject to a substantial fee for the Claimant.
Considering the lack of enforcement of websites that breach of the 2006 Companies Act by failing to disclose the registered name, number, registered address and VAT number, this mickey mouse ruling will similarly be ignored by the majority.
Why is the Reg regurgitating commercial press releases and calling them news?
1. No Swappable Battery
Personally I don't need to swap the battery and it would mean replacing the glass back with some crappy plasticky hatch.
2. No Memory Card Slot
Ditto, 16Gb is fine for me.
3. Buying iPhones Encourages The Walled-Garden Business Model
I really don't care what impact buying a product has on the industry as a whole.
4. Not Actually That Great As A Phone
This doesn't even make sense. As a 'phone' for making calls, or as a 'smartphone' ie. as a computer?
5. Scarcely Marks You Out As One Of The Cognoscenti
If everybody drove Ferrari's would you still not want one?
6. Stephen Fry Likes It
I assume you had this when you were scraping the barrel at 10, but moved it to 6 to try and hide it?
7. Very, Very Expensive For What It Is
£99 and £35 a month (on 3) isn't expensive. It's not 2007 when the 1G came out any more.
8. Antenna is Badly Designed
I honestly have never ever had any problem with the antenna. I'm not left handed, where it might be an issue, but it's not an issue.
9. You Don't Get Much Screen Considering How Big It Is
True, but the resolution is so high, it doesn't feel small.
10. If You Must Buy One, For Pity's Sake Not Now
Who cares though? If you really really want one, just get one. It's not a fridge-freezer purchase.
Waste of space
As usual, the ad that has been ruled on finished running weeks ago.
What IS the point of the ASA?
"People with Macs are curiously proud of their stupidity in paying three times as much for a machine largely based on it being a bit shinier than the standard market fare. "Look how shiny and beautiful it is!"
The thing is though, it seems I am considerably richer than you.
As for Fortune 500 companies, nobody is going to sign off $100,000 of kit when you can get cheap PCs for nowt. You'd also need new staff who are trained in how to use OS X. Where are you going to find them?
By your logic, you'd have to say Rolls Royces were crap because DHL don't use them for deliveries.
XBox Live is the worse service I think I've ever come across.
Let's start from the beginning.
I use a PC for games. Therefore I use Games For Windows Live.
I buy new machine and put Windows 7 on it. I install F1 2010.
• I get a box asking for my WindowsLive ID.
• I put my details in and the game installation closes and a browser window appears showing XBox Live
• I put my email and password in the box
• I get given a new gamertag tied to my existing email address and password
• Result: F1 2010 says I can't use it because my CD key is ties in with an account I CAN NO LONGER GET INTO
• I try to get on the Games For Windows Live forum.
• I go through a multitude of pages - one minute it's Windows, the next minute it is Games for Windows.
• Cannot get on the forum because it says I have no gamertag (I'm logged in at the top)
• Following the instructions just takes me to XBox Live crap
• I fine other people on the internet have the same problem.
• HOW CAN NOBODY ON THE GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE FORUM NOT NOTICE NO NEW MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ON FOR THE LAST 6 WEEKS? NOBODY CAN FEKKIN GET ON.
• A moderator on one of Microsoft's million other forums helpfully states that you should post on the VERY FORUM YOU CAN'T GET ONTO how to get on the forum
So I try calling them.
• I go on the Games for Windows page.
• I get a phone number and call it.
• It is the XBox number. The person on the phone is completely confused when I talk about Games for Windows Live. She goes to get a manager. She says she can't help. I ask who should I talk to? She says she has no idea.
I post my problem on the XBox forum and Windows Live ID forum
• I get told to call the number again
I call the number and pose as an Xbox user.
• The person cannot find my gamertag EVEN THOUGH I CAN SEE IT ON THE XBOX PAGE AND I CAN BEFRIEND IT WITH ANOTHER GAMERTAG
• They suggest resetting my password. Doesn't help, just creates a whole new gamertag.
In the end I give up AND JUST BUY ANOTHER COPY OF F1 2010 JUST FOR A NEW LICENCE KEY.
Anyone know the best address in the UK to sue Microsoft? I want to file a MoneyClaim.gov online claim. There seem to be two main addresses in the UK - Manchester and Reading. Which one should I go for to try and reclaim the £29.99 I had to pay for a new copy?
IT'S A SCAM
Send out letters demanding a make-believe figure and sit back as 30 or 40% of people fall for it and send off cheques.
It's no different from private parking company scams, except instead of the DVLA providing addresses, it's ISPs.
Considering it costs £30 to bring a small claims case, MoS would have to cough up £750,000 just to instigate action against these internet customers. And that doesn't include costs.
They would then have to prove demonstrable loss, which would be about £5 for a CD. Nowhere near their £350 figure, which is arbitrarily plucked out of the air.
Much easier to just send out threatening letters and make some cash in a little scam.
If you get one of these begging letters, simply ignore.
I wonder how many people caved in to these scumbags unenforceable demands?
I'm surprised nobody took THEM to court.
Of course, they never took anyone to county court in the end. They would have to prove actual losses incurred. About £8 for downloading a music CD - nowhere near £500!
How come the CPS and police are wasting time on stuff like this?
My mate's bike was stolen on Sunday and saw it advertised on Gumtree. The police couldn't have had an easier crime to solve, yet they did fuc* all apart from send a letter commiserating him for his emotional turmoil.
Fair enough they didn't want a furry animal, but they just look really unrefined.
The single eye doesn't work - even less so when the pupils are so small, as if they're having a light shone at them.
Don't mind the idea of a drop of steel from the stadium, but the resulting characters just seem a bit amateurish.
City living does not equal speed
I'm on O2, live near centre of Manchester and only get 2.6meg.
Blackfriars serves the top end of Deansgate but everybody at the bottom has crap speeds because we're far from any exchange.
There's nothing wrong with leaving the house, buying some milk, taking out the rubbish and mowing the lawn.
Doesn't mean I want somebody watching and taking notes.
Sounds more like they underclock under normal circumstances and return to normal speed when needed.
The turbo boost sounds more like a marketing gimmick to me - 'slows down to cool down' won't sell as many chips!
I can only summise that anyone who wants a birthday party at a Microsoft store would either have no friends, or would lose them pretty quickly with the suggestion.
Same old same old
Is there nothing they won't copy?
Think of something new lads. It's pathetic.
Not a 'fine'
"I'm pretty sure companies are legally not allowed to "fine" their employees, or even to threaten them with fines!"
No private company has any power in law to issue fines. They can only recoup actual losses.
Whether they could prove fixing any problems would cost the me £250 would be a problem for them. They certainly would not be permitted to remove it from salary.
Not sure what damage installing Firefox could do anyway.
Yawn. Yawn. Yawn.
Market share blah more users blah been saying same thing for 8 years blah.
Getting boring guys. This thread is just full of the self rightous who like nothing more than to proclaim the end is nigh.
Fuss over nothing
Am I only person who thinks TPB wasn't actually that good??
THere are far more torrents on BTJunkie and Demonoid.
"I can't think of any day to day reason why i'd *need* to know where my internal organs are. Although i have a fair idea from school. I don't need to tell a doctor i've got a pain in my kidneys, i tell the doctor where the pain is in relation to things i do know and they tell me what's causing it, thats what they're there for."
That's disturbing. It's a life skill knowing where at least some of the important organs are located.
Regarding kidneys, it's pretty obvious when they are tender, often because you're dehydrated. In your case, you'd be trudging off to the doctors, pointing out where it hurts and being told to go home and drink more fluids.
Surely if Vista Attempt 2 is more than $29, it will be too expensive?
"If MS tried charging $30 for these minor enhancements, they'd be laughed at (or sued!). Yet Apple seem able to charge for anything (like $10 or whatever for iPhone 3.0 OS for iPod Touch - yet free fro iPhone users)."
And what is Windows 7 if it isn't Vista SP3?
Thumbs up for the scrappage scheme.
I have a ten year old car, so if I can get a loan for £5k I'll be looking at getting a £7k 1 year old car in Jan or Feb!
"This too offered nothing to corporate users because not only does the new interface require vast investments in new hardware but it requires that their users (users who have spent 5+ years using XP and have long forgotten how to adapt to new interfaces) will require retraining."
To be honest, I'd expect someone who works with Windows all day to pick up a new UI pretty darn quick. That was the problem with Vista ironically - it's actually so similar to XP, you're left feeling shortchanged. £200 for a reskinned XP isn't good value for money.
How is this different from private parking companies who dupe victims into paying with their unenforceable invoices?
Oh yes, silly me. The DVLA makes £6m a year selling addresses to anybody at £2.50 a pop.
"And what are they doing bringing out a doner kebab flavour? How lazy do you have to be. If you want that authentic taste, go around to a kebab shop, where they cook it for you in the time it takes to boil a kettle."
The 'restaurant critic' doesn't seem to realise that none of this matters to a Pot Noodle customer!
Neither is the taste. It's just stomach bulk, which is fine!