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India Comes Up With Saner Copyright Law

In a move that shows there actually ARE some governments in the world that have at least a slightly saner take on copyright law, a bill has been introduced in India that will, among other things, declare private, personal copying to be “fair dealing” (that’s their version of “fair use”) and therefore NOT illegal.

This means that if it passes, in India it will actually be legal to break DRM in order to copy something that you bought from one medium to another or to make backup copies.

It also insures that making and selling software and hardware to accomplish breaking DRM will also be legal.

Now if only US copyright law would follow suit!  That along with limiting copyright to a sane figure like the original 28 years instead of life plus 75 years (thanks for NOTHING Disney!) would make for actual sanity when it comes to copyright law.  It would also save a lot of people a lot of money in legal fees over something simple like breaking DRM on a DVD so that you can make a backup copy and / or put it on your computer or another media for convenient playing.

Technorati Tags: copyright, riaa, copyright law, sane copyright, mpaa

Congress Blows Chance To Make Things Right

Yesterday I posted about how obamacare had to be sent back to Congress to have a couple of provisions about Pell grants deleted because they violated budget rules.

Well they did it alright.  And apparently they did it in high gear because not only is the Senate finished with it, it’s also passed the House again as well and of course osama bin president will sign the sorry piece of shit just as fast as he can.

That’s ok however, Nov 2, 2010 just can’t get here fast enough for me.  Socialist wannabe liberal democrats (and liberal republicans!) are going to fall in droves as incumbents are voted out in favor of strong conservatives.

Technorati Tags: obama, congress, nov 2 2010, senate, obamacare, president, house, health care

Second Chance To Stop Obamacare!

I just now saw a Breaking News item from Fox News that is of interest to all of us that would like to see Obamacare stopped.

According to the article, two of the provisions in the bill, which involve Pell grants for low-income college students, will have to be removed because they violate budget rules.  The bill will then have to be passed by the Senate and the House and Obama will have to sign it into law.  (though I’d love to know what the hell Pell grants have to do with health care!)

This is a prime opportunity for CongressCritters in both houses to right a disastrous wrong and stop this monstrosity from becoming the law of the land.  It’s time to put the pressure on and let these idiots know just how much we DO NOT WANT this piece of shit.

Maybe, just maybe, if 300,000,000 people scream “NO!” loud enough and long enough Washington will get a clue and try doing what WE THE PEOPLE want for a change.  You know, their job.

Then again, knowing how things work, I’m not gonna hold my breath waiting for it to happen.

The next thing to do is get started with the task of Impeaching Obama because, among other things, he is not eligible to hold that office.

Technorati Tags: stop obamacare, second chance, conservative politics, budget rules, senate, obama, obamacare, health care, idiot, politics, osama bin president, congress, buck ofama, house, not eligible, impeach obama, washington

Wanted: Lemon Picker

A guy applied for a job in a Florida lemon grove.  The foreman frowned and said, “I have to ask you this: “Have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”

“Well, as a matter of fact, I have!” he replied.  “I’ve been divorced three times, owned 2 Toyota’s, and I voted for Obama”

He got the job.

Technorati Tags: funny, hilarious, joke, anti obama, humor

How’s This For A Dr Phil Moment?

Y’know, it’s amazing how many of these things there are.  This one is priceless in it’s use of the Dr. Phil-ism.

hopey-changey

Technorati Tags: anti obama, hilarious, funny, bumper sticker, humor

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