Jason (jcreed) wrote,

I had a great semi-dream involving barrelling down the big hill in Elver park, the park near my old elementary school, in a weird spinny contraption. It was constructed from an 8-foot diameter bicycle wheel, and an inner wheel with a little metal platform welded to it that I stood on, and there were ball bearings in between the two, so that I stayed upright, while the outer wheel spun.

Here's a dose of legal sanity for the morning, from 9th circuit Judge John Noonan in MGM v. Grokster:

"Let me say what I think your problem is. You can use these harsh terms, but you are dealing with something new, and the question is, does the statutory monopoly that Congress has given you reach out to that something new. And that's a very debatable question. You don't solve it by calling it 'theft.' You have to show why this court should extend a statutory monopoly to cover the new thing. That's your problem. Address that if you would. And curtail the use of abusive language."
(found the text on http://www.copyfight.org/20040201.shtml#68645)

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