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2-04-2009 @ 10:21PM
Mihn-No, I really am sorry, and you do not have an iota as to what this means. The only reason I can see what this could POTENTIALLY mean for society is because I am using my brain and not my heart. I am not saying that this ONE decision will erode our freedoms. I am saying that this decision, combined with many others from the past, opens the door for us to lose freedoms. I am not saying it WILL happen. I just think it is a bad idea to give any entity, especially a corporate one, so much power. You know they only have their own (and their shareholders) interests in mind, and will usually do whatever it takes to make money. This is not emotional. It’s pure logic.Insulting you was probably not the best way to get my point across, and for that I apologize. Still, you should know that even though you may hear your couch talking to you, in reality, a couch is an inanimate object with no thoughts, emotions, or feelings.As for your opinions, I have read many of your postings previously, including the copy/paste of your comments this time around (and you call others lazy).Regarding legal trickery: You are only assuming that “we” cheer when the government uses it to catch a “bad” guy. I seriously doubt you did any sort of formal survey to come to that conclusion. For the record, I think it is terrible when anyone uses legal “trickery” for any reason. If it can be used by the “good” to catch the “bad”, it can also be used in the reverse, and often times it is. Overall, it is better for the industry for software makers to evolve their programs to increase security, not attempt to use laws to deter people who don’t really care about laws in the first place. Adversity used to make us stronger. Now if something is difficult, we sue it until it goes away. How will the law help Blizzard when someone posts the source code for Glider on a bit torrent page? Heck, it doesn’t even have to be Glider. Now that there is a hole in the market for cheater software, it’s possible that some other company will find a way to use “legal trickery” to sell a similar piece of software. If Blizzard could write a secure piece of software in the first place, this would be a non issue. Lastly, I don’t feel you are taking the concept of legal precedence seriously. Judges take the decisions of other judges very, very seriously. They must see OVERWHELMING proof that the other judge was misinformed. Unfortunately, in cases where relatively new technologies are involved, most judges are not educated enough to even understand what they are making a judgment on. Much of the technology related cases really require some schooling in computer science or electronic engineering to even begin to understand. The fact that you are being so flippant about it suggests that you do not understand what is going on here. Look, I would love to sit here and give you more reasons as to why you are wrong, but I’m not sure what the character limit here is. I’ll just leave it at this: Why give any corporation (which exists for the sole purpose of making money) more legal or political power than they must have? I guarantee you that they do not, and will not, have your interests in mind (unless they happen to coincide with their own). Think big picture and long term, and you may be able to see what I can. Good luck with life. You will need it.
2-04-2009 @ 11:09PM
Excellent rebuttal :)Most people dont think anything through with logic, those that do are few and far between.I think it is a dangerous road they are taking, only time will tell the true ramifications of this. Sadly when it does affect people personally(on the receiving end from said verdict) then they will be the ones bitching and moaning they are being injustly accused/abused by the very verdict they cheered.
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