In order to mount a legal case per the Skwerl debacle, the prosecution must prove it was destined for imminent commercial release, which it is not.
That's pretty interesting, thanks. I do find it a little odd that it must be set for imminent release, I wouldn't have thought there'd be a timescale applied.
everybody from the forums has the discs. is the next step for axl and fernando to ban everybody from the online forums from the concerts? rick is a matyr. making the ultimate sacrifice for the fans. he's a hero. we should celebrate and salute him. not ban him from concerts. if it wasn't for patriots like rick we would have no clue about hardschool, [...] nothing, and so much more. was axl or fernando ever going to let us hear this stuff? they were going to keep it buried forever. that's not fair since axl has no intention of dropping an album anytime soon.
Why would they ban everyone else from the forums? There's a huge difference between fans who download illegal material, and fans who upload illegal material.
None of us would have these discs if it weren't for Rick, I think most of us do appreciate that and we're greatful.
Also, with this being so old, they'd have even more issues than they had prosecuting Skwerl, because you have to be able to prove the person knowingly or could reasonably assume that commercial release was imminent. Hard to do with 20+ year old demos.
I'm not sure that's how copyright works. Whether it is planned for commercial release surely has no relevance? Just because its not planned for release now doesn't mean it won't be released in future.
GN'R have sold over 100 million records worldwide, and made hundreds of millions from touring. It wouldn't be hard to prove that these 19 discs had potential commercial value if released officially. Because of the leaks that value has now dropped, probably quite significantly.
what proof do we have it was rick who leaked the discs? it could be anybody. rick bought a copy of the discs. i've yet to see proof he is leaking everything we've been getting. axl and fernando shouldn't ban a fan for life and threaten arrest until they have proof.
Rick might not have personally uploaded the songs but he's still responsible if he gave copies of the 19 discs to anyone.
I think Atari pretty much nailed it.
He'll still be able to attend if he keeps a low profile.
#9 Re: The Garden » The Wrestling thread » 9 weeks ago
I still enjoy watching WWE. Yeh it can be shitty at times but thats what makes it worth watching - sometimes its so bad that its actually funny, like the ending to HIAC where the crowd was so pissed
@PotatoSalad I mostly agree with your Smackdown review. My girlfriend loved seeing the Rock come back, but I thought the whole segment was wasted. Was probably an honour for Corbin to work with someone like the Rock, and it says a lot I guess that WWE would choose to put him in the ring with him - but none of it really made any sense
I liked the Kofi match though, that was pretty entertaining