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some risk of being sued

ryan is suffering.  today’s my birthday and i’m not spending it with the most wonderful ex-boyfriend in the world.

he's always sending me these messages because a perfect ex is very supportive!  my exhusband maximillian is exactly the same way!

he’s always sending me these messages because a perfect ex is very supportive! my exhusband maximillian is exactly the same way which makes him the second best ex ever!

today is my birthday.  ordinarily, i would spend it with my ex husband just because he’s wonderful.  unfortunately, it didn’t work out this year and so i briefly considered ryan. . .

ryan, really, we both have to move on especially now that you and eva are becoming parents.  think of her feelings! and the arlynn presser t-shirt isn't going to make her feel strong and confident as she should!

ryan, really, we both have to move on especially now that you and eva are becoming parents. the arlynn presser t-shirt isn’t going to make her feel strong and confident as she should!

 

one wonderful thing about facebook (and twitter!)  (and email!) and (text messaging!) is that people can say happy birthday without having to make a trip to the post office or even getting on the horn.  i’ve had so many messages that i am only sad that i haven’t been able to keep up.  but the messages make me feel loved and special and very much like i was wearing a tiara all day long!  it made me realize that i should never pass up the opportunity to send a birthday greeeting.  so thank you for making my day and this is coming to you from my heart!

i guess fifty cent now has grounds to sue me for butchering his song.  sigh.  or maybe you’re going to sue me for hurting your ears.

warner brothers owns the rights to the traditional "happy birthday to you" song and will until 2030.  in the european union, the copyright extends til 2016.  which is why the waitress at outback steakhouse won't sing happy birthday to you.  please mr. fifty, don't sue me!

warner brothers owns the rights to the traditional “happy birthday to you” song and will until 2030. in the european union, the copyright extends til 2016. which is why the waitress at outback steakhouse won’t sing happy birthday to you. please mr. fifty, don’t sue me!

 

 

 

 


“like” not being owned

how would i feel about being owned by mark zuckerberg?  maybe . . . creepy?  or maybe like . . . none too happy?  this week, facebook users have had to consider this question

i don’t presume to know mark personally, but it strikes me that he wouldn’t be the sort of dude who could own a woman–or a man for that matter. just a little too geeky. p.s this is NOT a picture of me.

when i made a new year’s resolution in 2011 to meet all 325 of my facebook friends, i was frequently asked if i understood that facebook owns the copyright on all posts, pics, comments of all of its members.  i always thought the original terms of use applied, namely that each member owns the copyright to the content of their profile but that facebook has a license to share that profile information with user’s friends.

but over the weekend, as some facebook users noted facebook’s announcement that it was amending and altering some of its privacy conditions.

this post has been showing up on a lot of timelines, a declaration that the user claims copyright to the profile’s content and that facebook can’t “own” the profile. this seems mainly to concern my american and european friends. copyright has become incredibly burdened by the freewheeling internet.

 

however, mark and facebook haven’t actually amended and altered its policy to change copyright claims.  it would be silly to do so because copyright isn’t something that someone can appropriate like that.  instead, facebook has declared it wants to change voting rights for its users.  facebook has been forced to publicly announce it was never its intention to make any appropriation of copyright.

but the point remains that facebook and mark have been announcing policy changes so frequently that users can’t keep up.  so i gotta ask–

in the meantime, i need to get the visual image of being mark’s sex slave out of my head!