Yes, intellectual "property" laws, designed to "protect" the "artist", may be extended to include fashion designs. How about that? Pretty soon you won't even be able to put a shirt on your back without paying royalties to a corporation holding a copyright, all under the guise of "protecting artists".
Frankly, artists don't deserve compensation everytime someone experiences their work, any more than a construction worker deserves compensation every time someone walks through a building he built, any more than a doctor deserves compensation for every day I live after he cured my disease, any more than I deserve compensation for each time someone runs a program I wrote. Get over it people. If you want to make money, provide a service.
Typical democrats AND republicans, licking the boots of big business. COUNTERFEIT MERCHANDISE IS ALREADY ILLEGAL. Now what? An imitation LV handbag is illegal, so people who want that can shell out $1500 for a fucking purse? Such people..should burn.
If you ever wanted to look at 1600 pictures of matchbooks from different places… I'm not sure of a better source. I found this by RSS-subscribing to the Max Headroom tag – he has a page or 2 of cups, including a Max Headroom cup I'd really love to own. I admire his diligence.
Here's what an activist judge really is: Someone who creates new restrictions, where there weren't ones before. This is bullshit. Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood is a fucking lunatic. Hello, freedom of press calling. Anyone who wants to report on what is going on in the public is guaranteed this fucking freedom!
Of course they fucking arrested him for resisting arrest. Of course the charges were dropped. Let's hear it for a big lawsuit.
Gentleman, start your PS3s.
Huge image. Huge history density.
I'm sorry, but as officers, it's your duty to get shot before civilians.
If there is a neutral situation where 2 parties have guns, and either party incorrectly concludes that there is a threat that warrants the use of deadly force –
– then it should be the police who are willing to take that bullet. Nevermind that they created the situation. That is their job.
There's a time for shooting people, and noise violations isn't it, no matter how much the police want to escalate the situation and blame it on the civilians.
Frankly, we have a right to answer our door with a gun in hand, if we don't know who is at it. A constitutionally guaranteed right, as important as voting, or freedom of speech. This kid was underage, but that didn't enter into the equation.
This should not be a death sentence.
Certainly not over a noise violation.
Certainly not by people who supposedly know how to use tasers.
Funny how the victims' names are not released, but not the taxpayer-funded perpetrators.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
September 3, 2010