8 things you think you own, but don't

8 things you think you own, but don't

There are 3 comments on the WOIO story from Nov 4, 2012, titled 8 things you think you own, but don't. In it, WOIO reports that:

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case called Kirtsaeng v. Wiley , which will test the limits of something called the "first sale" doctrine.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#1 Nov 4, 2012
Some of them make sense, but others are just insanely stupid. The copyright laws are a mess, and Disney is mostly to blame for that, though it's rather ironic that Disney is enforcing their copyrights a little bit less these days.

However, the copyright wars need to end, they are destroying the online economy, which is the only thriving global economy right now.
si kabayan

Indonesia

#2 Nov 5, 2012
the us government wants to add one to the list: files. well as far as operating system is concerned, in microsoft windows you don't own anything while in linux you own _everything_ even those in another partition taht you mount but weren't created by you/your account.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#3 Nov 5, 2012
si kabayan wrote:
the us government wants to add one to the list: files. well as far as operating system is concerned, in microsoft windows you don't own anything while in linux you own _everything_ even those in another partition taht you mount but weren't created by you/your account.
Actually, no, on Linux you only own what you create unless you release it as open source or GNU, in which case the public owns it. There are also proprietary drivers that the companies have copyrights on, they just let anyone use the drivers free. Linux is the best, but I don't think you understand everything that's under the hood.

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