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Cade: Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man? Some say the bee stings: but I say, 'tis the bee's wax; for I did but seal once to a thing, and I was never mine own man since.
William Shakespeare, Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2
“Thus on many occasions man divides himself into two persons, one who tries to fool the other, while a third, who in fact is the same as the other two, is filled with wonder at this confusion. Thinking becomes dramatic, and acts out the most complicated plots within itself, and, spectator, again, and again, becomes: actor.” From a book by the Danish writer, Paul Moller, which was a favorite of Niels Bohr.
MS is making it clear that they will only pursue infrigments claimed by owners of the intellectual property. Unfortunately they're not in a position to accept reports by well intentioned good citizens. There are other venues where you may be able to report this, such as the FBI or (better yet) the publisher of the original work.
Agreed. And I laud Matthew's intentions. I was merely pointing out that MS wasn't in a position to pursue potential copyright infringement cited by persons other than the holder of the copyright (or owner of the IP).
Essentially, what they're saying is that they don't want 50,000 rabid spice girl fans complaining that some new girl group is ripping off spice girl songs, because that is a complete and utter waste of their resources.
If the spice girls themselves, or their authorised representatives, complain, that's a different matter -- and they won't have any problem filling out the form.
So if Sheldon wants to complain that Babylon 5 is being ripped off, he can go right ahead and inform the copyright holders of Babylon 5, not start a bitching session with the app store admin.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
First it was something that was only practiced by eggheads in holy academic temples. Then it somehow escaped from the labs and somehow got into the hands of ordinary nerds. It was only a question of time before the activities of the nerds caught the attention of money counters. The money counters were not interested in science. They only wanted to count more money and did their best to sell as much as they could to everybody they could find. One of their favorite ways of selling their junk is to tell you that their particular thingie is soooo easy to use that you instantly become an expert when you buy it, even if you are as thick as a brick and have a hard time remembering your own name.
Sure, but look at the result: It's the dumb masses that lead the money counters to making more money and trying to force the nerds to share their next great 'vision'. Some science when the horse is sitting on top of the rider
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