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Briefly: EFF vs. copyright, FWB bundle, iLife wins

updated 07:50 am EDT, Fri June 25, 2004

EFF rallys Apple users

In Brief: Looking to rally support against a new anti-copyright act in Congress, the EFF has drawn up a mock complaint that says Apple, iPod, Toshiba, and CNET may be 's board of directors.




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  1. dwishbone

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    this is just wrong

    who would Jobs allow the Yahoo CFO to joint Pixar's board? Yahoo has always hated apple. they don't support MacOS worth a c***. they never have and never will. I know Pixar is a seperate company from Apple, but Jobs should know the hatred (or just total lack of compatence) that Yahoo has for the Macintosh platform.

  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The Inquirer article

    is just down right offensive to mac users.

    "The EFF has realised that nothing is more scary than an Apple user who fears that his reassuringly expensive toy may be taken away from him."

    My Mac is neither reassuring nor expensive. I would be much more mad if my car was taken away from me. I don't use a mac because it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside like these buffoons think. I use it because I don't have time to keep a Windows machine operational. I don't have the patience to deal with Microsoft's complete lack of coding expertise. I want to program on a platform that is both powerful, fast and easy when it comes to developing software and the Mac is the only thing out there that satisfies.

    The "complaint" would easily be defeated because they are attempting to sue Apple for users crimes. All Apple would have to do is bring in witness after witness stating that the 40Gb iPod is no where near big enough for their legitimately purchased music collections.

  1. pdot

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    capacity

    ' "This amount of capacity far exceeds the total CD collection of the vast majority of Americans. This suggests that Apple knew and intended that iPod owners would be getting their music from elsewhere, including P2P networks," the mock complaint says.'

    They left out the consideration that the iPod can be used as an ext. HD. Also, if someone were to build a car that can drive up to a *gazillion* miles in one sitting, does that mean that the car manufacture can get mock sued for encouraging people to trepass by driving onto private property to reach that gazillion limit?

  1. trenchcoat77

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Other devices

    "Now Senator Hatch and his allies want to tear down that rule and substitute a new one with the Induce Act. With it, the fact that a device or product has legal uses, even lots of them, is irrelevant."

    Hmmm. I wonder how Hatch would feel if this same approach was used against firearms? Lots of legal uses, but they could get "banned" because of a few homicides here and there.

  1. bauhaus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Irony or should I say...

    "ironical" [:P] that an individual criticizing "competence" doesn't know how to spell the word.

    As posted by dwishbone:
    "(or just total lack of compatence)"

  1. dwishbone

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    it was on purpose :-P

    it was making a point with the bad spelling :)
    honestly it was just me at work typing too fast.
    truely...yahoo does suck and do hate the mac platform. i really don't know why Jobs allowed the yahoo CFO on the board. maybe this will make them actually make a decent effort to support the mac, but I doubt it.

  1. dwishbone

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    EEF can FO

    the EEF can F*** Off. as noted here before...thats just wrong. Yes the iPod can hold that many...and could even hold more than that with lower bit rates. as stated before the iPod is also a portable hard drive. i have used it countless times to sneaker net files from one computer to another. legal files mind you. also if you use apple's new lossless compression which they really seem to want people to use...then it would hold much less music. its just the latest round of nonense. i really can't see that one holding up in court.

  1. bauhaus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Pixar

    Well, among other things, Pixar still isn't running on mostly Macs. Steve is looking out for a business, not to appease Mac users. If he wanted to appease Mac users, Pixar would have been on Macs a long time ago and have had tools on Macs for just as long. Instead, he's gone with the cost/performance bettering Linux systems on x86 and SGI stations. Does that show a vote of non-confidence in his other company's products? Maybe. Does it help Pixar's bottom line to go with the Linux solution? Definitely.

    End of story. He's got a business to run and stock holders to court. SJ is notoriously hands off when it comes to Pixar's day-to-day affairs (which some look to as the reason for Pixar's success) so the board must be doing something right (that and JL is a genius in both story development and knowing which projects to greenlight)

  1. flask

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    um... it's just a mock

    The EFF's mock complaint is just that: a mock. They're not actually filing this on behalf of the recording industry. The bill to which it refers isn't even a law yet. The EFF is trying to demonstrate that this is what could be possible if this bill is approved, and hence why it shouldn't be. And yeah, I could honestly see the RIAA filing such a suit against Apple. They may not win, but they would still file it and waste everyone's time and money in the process.

    Anyone who read the "prelude" to the EFF's mock complaint would understand that it wasn't real and the point the EFF is making, since it's spelled out in plain English.

  1. dwishbone

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    true true

    "that and JL is a genius in both story development and knowing which projects to greenlight"

    that is the god's honest truth there :)

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