10 posts • joined Tuesday 14th August 2007 09:59 GMT
<Switch that glow back on old chap, the French are calculatedly ignorant, it's because they lack the imagination to be properly rude>
I was under the impression that the French are arrogant, not ignorant?
Not sure who are ignorant, but maybe the Americans (... of the world outside their borders)?
They are all leaving us ...
Robert Jordon last year, now Gary Gygax this year. I'm just hoping that Terry Pratchet can fight his illness for a good long time. I don't want to be left without any heroes at all :-(
re: The RIAA can't lose
"The defendant will get nothing out of fighting this case because any jury will almost certainly find that she broke the law beyond reasonable doubt."
You seem to be forgetting that, at least in theory, the laws are made by the people for the general good of the people. If enough people don't think that the RIAA is acting legally or in the best interests of the majority of the people, then eventually the laws will change to reflect this. This may start with a jury sending the RIAA a very clear message that their behaviour is NOT acceptable.
"The second point is that the defendant had absolutely no legal right to share any of these files"
Whether that is true or not, the RIAA still needs to prove 'beyond reasonable doubt' (your words) that those files were 'shared' (whatever that means). Just assuming that people are guilty because your employer (the RIAA - it's so obvious) says so, is not the best advert for a judicial system.
Comments from US readers
You can always tell which comments are posted by the US readers. They typically run along the lines of ...
'How dare you ruin your article on your UK website about a subject that I'm really interested in with your British sense of humour. Please write all your future articles so that I don't end up so confused. Otherwise I'll just have to get news/info from a dumbed-down US site (understandable by my President). U.S.A.! ... U.S.A.!'
re: bloody friends #2
Was that not an episode that was on either last night, or the night before. I'm not sure ... my E4 Friend's viewing has started to become a bit of a blur.
Must ... watch ... something ... else. Arrrhhhhh - there's nothing else on!
So yet again we see the security problems that having ActiveX components in web sites poses, yet the BBC develops their IPlayer product that relies on you running ActiveX controls (in IE). I signed up for the beta, but have not yet viewed any content because of this very reason.