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Old 05-13-2013, 11:00 PM   #41
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I would be quite happy to see the entire edifice of "higher education" go down the pipe. Most of it is a joke. Including many of the "hard sciences". 99%+ of the CS grads will never write or even care how a compiler actually works. Trade schools and apprenticeship programs would be much better. (and cheaper )
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After going through the higher educational system myself (whilst studying a technical degree), I have agree. I preach all the time that we need more emphasis on trade/skilled workers. The German culture respects and praises these types of people in their society, why not us?

Less people in colleges might actually decrease tuition costs as well...which would be beneficial for those that really do have the passion to learn and study.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:31 AM   #42
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No, not at all. However, there is a stark difference between borrowing it from a friend who paid for it (RS allows up to 5 devices, I believe), and downloading it from a torrent site.
It's a grey area. If your friend lives 400 miles from you and posted the file to an FTP site for you to borrow, is that legal?

I know what you're saying, I just dislike the copyright laws and copyright trolls.
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It's a grey area. If your friend lives 400 miles from you and posted the file to an FTP site for you to borrow, is that legal?

I know what you're saying, I just dislike the copyright laws and copyright trolls.
Yes, that's totally legal. If you are lending it to 10,000 of your closest internet (stranger) friends, that's not legal and I think that's pretty reasonable and I don't think that's being a copyright troll.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:06 PM   #45
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It's a grey area. If your friend lives 400 miles from you and posted the file to an FTP site for you to borrow, is that legal?

I know what you're saying, I just dislike the copyright laws and copyright trolls.
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Yes, that's totally legal. If you are lending it to 10,000 of your closest internet (stranger) friends, that's not legal and I think that's pretty reasonable and I don't think that's being a copyright troll.
Maybe or maybe not. Software can be licensed to the person not the device, or both. The reality is it depends on the license.

IMO, anybody who is pirating music, software, movies, etc and then wants to b!tch about how other people only want free stuff and don't want to work and what lazy sods they are really needs to shut their pie hole.

Piracy is not a victimless crime. Piracy is a big part of why music, movie, & SW (especially consumer SW) prices are so high.
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