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While waiting for any sign that sanity has been
restored in Parliament if ever - I wonder the future
of ideas posted in the UK.
all know, current UK posts fall under the EU Demi
Section in Strasbourg and
presumably would now fall under the WTO
have this nasty suspicion that we'll be standing next
to the border of Ireland shouting our ideas, not
knowing if someone on the other side is listening
and writing them all down.
It's hardly efficient as you can imagine
Did you say Fungible Sock Inverter!
No, I (sound of feedback from megaphone)
Dirigible Octopus Adverts
(at this point it starts to rain and note pad gets
EU "Link Tax" aka Ancillary Rights
It doesn't "come into force" at the end of March, it's in the process of democratic approval, and when you read the actual proposal, seems to suggest extending the rights afforded to copyright-owners of music and video to textual works. And it's not "imposing fines" rather granting publishers the optional right to claim renumeration for online use of their material. If nothing else, it would appear the legislation is being well and transparently researched - the findings openly published and the adoption subject to democratic consent. Just as it should be. Go EU, another example of the high standards of competence we've come to expect. Sadly here in the UK, the tabloids just call this "Link Tax" and that's that. [zen_tom, Mar 16 2019]
very poor drawing of t-shirt
[not_morrison_rm, Mar 28 2019]
How the mishearing of ideas can actually be a good thing
[notexactly, Apr 28 2019]
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||Still trying to work out what the idea is but in the
meantime I'm enjoying the imagery [+] despite the vague
suspicion this may be pro-remain commentary.
||You'll have to imagine the two upside v's as this
alleged smartphone don't do them.
||Me, I am paragon of political balance and
||There are already many lengths of bailing cord
with tin cans on each end, stretching across the
border between Northern Ireland and ROI at
numerous locations. This is despite the best efforts
of the DUP (who run around with scissors cutting
the connection) or Sinn Fein (who make anyone
disappear who even tries to give credibility to a
||"The final text clarifies that 'hyperlinks' to news
articles and 'individual words or very short extracts'
(i.e. 'snippets') do not fall within the scope of the
new right. Information society service providers will
therefore, in principle, remain free to use such parts
of a press publication, without requiring
authorisation from the publisher."
||I guess it comes down to interpretation, but the clear
thrust of the legislation is to avoid automated mass
news aggregators from scraping content from around
the net and repackaging it as their own, for
commercial purposes. (Academic use being granted
near blanket exceptions for example) still - as with
all regulation, it's up for a democratic vote by
elected representatives of all our nations, so if you
don't like it, feel free to lobby against it.
||I'm only stepping in on a clear case of "tabloidisation"
since we're all being made a great deal poorer, and
curtailed because we've collectively failed to point
out the tedious
detail and allowed over simplification of such things
to result in a
biasing of the narrative (e.g. Bendy
Bananas is still a thing). Our negligence in this regard
largely led to the current mess - and it's probably the
only thing left
anyone who cares can actually do. It's annoying
having to be the
tedious one in a conversation - but because a select
few insist on
wilfully misinterpreting and weaponising what's often
stuff in the name of 'bants', someone's got to do it.
||But yeah, it's up for a democratic vote - so I guess we'll see how
||I'm guessing the Daily Mail is still selling well in Bigsville.
||My gods, it must be a conspiracy.
||Steve Bannon was the Breitbart guy who was effectively
POTUS for a
brief time, with Trump as his figurehead.
||I don't expect to ever agree with him on much, but I am
worried about articles 11 & 13. (It's news to me that he is, if
he is. I haven't heard his name since Trump fired him.) Have
any of you read (or participated in) MEP Julia Reda's Reddit
AMAs on this topic?
||Wondering about a t-shirt with pic of the Houses of Parliament with Rorschach's quote about ''like an abattoir full of retarded children'' would sell a few?
||Reviewing the current situation, it is becoming clear that a solution brainstormed by the HB is far more likely to be practical and acceptable than anything Westminster or Brussels can come up with ...
||Watch out for the next thrilling contribution from the BorgCo scriptwriting, garden furniture and deep-sea salvage department, entitled "Faulty Powers" , a front-splitting situation comedy in which a guest house proprietor, M. Barnier tries to stop Mrs May from leaving without paying a hugely inflated bill ...
||Watchmen Rorschach's, ''like an abattoir full of retarded children'' seems dualistic when Rorschach seemed to be all about widening the spectrum and not duality. I suppose it's easy for the watchers to become the herded, though.
||Far as I remember, y2k didn't crash anything vital?
||What has Adam Oxlade-Chamberlain done to you?
I guess I was an indoctrinated lefty a few years ago.//
||It's good to know you're open to changing your mind, [bigs], but
beware of flipping from one paranoid view of things to a
different paranoid view of things. Have you read Camus' Myth of
Sysiphus? It's not really leftist or rightist; what it is is well-
informed and humane, especially in not taking itself too
||What's the emoticon for "I appreciate and heartily endorse your
||Maybe there isn't one, in which case, might the language of
flowers offer something? Or some other language; heraldry? An
extension to Morse Code?
||An ideogram of Cthulhu would seem appropriate.