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12:07 AM
@tchrist What are poulailles? Chicks?
And what do they mean by "qu’esse-cy?"?
The rest is easy enough. Romance languages usually aren't very difficult.
 
12:19 AM
@Arrowfar It is, everywhere except where people are playing word games
 
 
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1:36 AM
@RegDwigнt This video discusses a build that uses a questionably-legal building technique
 
2:03 AM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Careful, lest you end up in prison for distributing illegal video material.
 
@Cerberus It's not the video that's illegal. Well, it arguably infringes on Disney copyright. It's the building technique.
 
2:18 AM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 I know.
But I'm sure there will be some IP on that to send you to prison.
Copyright, patent, trademark, performance right, publicity right, model right...
The "integrity of the work" alone is protected by half a dozen IP rights.
 
I'm pretty sure that that video can't get ME sent to prison. I haven't even made any copies of it.
 
Linking to infringing materials can be enough.
Besides, hasn't your browser downloaded a picture with the screenshot from that video?
 
Screenshots are not sufficient in any country I'm familiar with to qualify as infringement let alone imprisonable.
Nor linking, not in any sane country.
Anyway not in Canada or the US.
 
How many sane countries are there?
A man was sent to prison for 33 months in England for linking to infringing material.
A screenshot is a copy. The material is in the image.
 
@Cerberus source please?
@Cerberus Yes but not an infringing copy.
 
2:27 AM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Admittedly, he ran a site linking to such materials.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 It shows the Lego and the stuff from the film.
 
@Cerberus The first hit I found suggested that he also created the materials, i.e. with a camcorder, and hosted it. That's way more than providing links.
@Cerberus But it does not infringe.
It falls under fair use.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Right, but he also hosted a site with links.
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Many countries do not have "fair use".
 
> A 25-year-old man has been jailed after filming Fast and Furious 6 in a cinema and selling copies of the movie on Facebook.
@Cerberus I'm not in those countries.
 
2:30 AM
The police are not limited to country limits.
 
They can't arrest me here.
 
The police of the City of London arrest people outside London.
The Americans have people in New Zealand arrested.
Etc.
 
They don't arrest people in Canada.
 
Not until they do.
 
@Cerberus Are you refering to kimdotcom?
 
2:30 AM
Yes.
 
That was a special case. And the new zealand police (who did the arresting) were probably breaking the law at the time.
 
You can be extradited to, say, Russia if you violate some insane Russian law.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Yes. The police break the law now and then.
Nowhere are you safe.
 
I have not heard of a Canadian being extradited to Russia for breaking an insane Russian law by doing something legal in Canada.
Nor an American.
 
It hasn't happened yet.
 
Nor a Brit.
It's not likely to happen.
 
2:32 AM
But with CETA, you might get extradited to some insane European country more easily.
Perhaps retroactively.
Not only laws, but also police behaviour is getting more and more invasive and draconian.
 
@Cerberus Mostly in the US.
and UK
and countries with a culture of draconian police
like Russia
 
And any country that will be part of TTIP and TPP.
 
I'm not worried about being extradited for anything under CETA.
 
You don't even know what will be in it.
 
I'm still not worried.
 
2:35 AM
smiles the smile of evil
At any rate, I predict that CETA shall fail.
And so shall TTIP, unless the European idea for a limited "temporary" treaty is approved by the Americans.
 
So that 33-month dude in the UK... he was actually SELLING copies.
That's the sort of thing that rightly gets people arrested.
 
Hey, can you blame me for making you afraid?
 
No, because you haven't succeeded.
 
@Cerberus I think you are giving Mr.shiny a hard time.
 
2:38 AM
:-)
 
@Arrowfar Always.
 
And hi all
 
Hi.
 
@Cerberus Why?
 
Because it's fun?
 
2:38 AM
haha
 
No specific reason.
 
fun
 
@Cerberus So why does he listen to you? :-)
 
Because he also thinks it's fun?
 
Btw I love your banter
Yeah. Same here :-)
 
2:40 AM
We do what we can to amuse the room.
 
:)
And to amuse each other I guess
So I thought I should interrupt that and say something :-)
 
@Cerberus yes, what ended up happening with that?
 
You guys can go ahead now!
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 I don't know, but would you want to be arrested?
 
He was never even charged.
TV Links was a user contributed online video directory for television programmes, films, and music videos. In a similar style to BitTorrent trackers such as The Pirate Bay, video content was not hosted by TV Links. Instead, videos were hosted by third-party video sharing websites. The website was operated as a hobby by David Rock of Cheltenham, England. On October 18, 2007, the website's servers, located in the Netherlands, were raided and shut down by Gloucestershire police in cooperation with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) in response to complaints received from major US film studios...
Anyway, I'm off to eat bread. cya
 
2:43 AM
cya!
 
going ahead
 
hi Mitch
 
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 But he went through a horrible ordeal! Bye.
 
3:13 AM
By the way, to all ye with smart phones, if you install Microsoft's One Drive, and you allow it to upload photo's, you get 15GB free extra space. You can turn it off and uninstall it before it actually uploads any photo and still get the bonus.
I now have 40GB total because of a loyalty bonus of 10GB.
 
4:36 AM
+1
@tchrist
 
 
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6:37 AM
Any recommendable article or guide, which can help me to understand and improve myself, on "How to comprehend complex sentences", perhaps in a week at the maximum? [I'm trying to improve my critical reading skills]
 
hey
7:14 AM
 
7:38 AM
Wow, ELU really does get a lot of ELL questions.
 

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