Cutter wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 21:02:
You'd think the sheer volume of viruses and malware would keep people away from warez.
Well it depends on from where something was acquired and the origin of the release. It only takes a modicum of knowledge and caution to avoid the risk (and of course access, being the hardest part).
Also to look at it another way, at something else rather than "warez". People continue to use things obtained from the google play store etc, and people continue to find viruses embedded in things there, yet more continue getting things from there...
At least for certain "warez" if you get them from certain sources you won't ever get a virus (certainly not anything malicious that's been intentionally included, only chance is it unknowingly spreading from the PC on which it was done, into the "warez" release, keeping in mind the skill and knowledge of the user of said system).
If one's smart enough to avoid risks clicking a cnet link, they're smart enough to learn how to avoid any risks with warez presuming they care enough.
As for PETA trying to sue on behalf of the shutterbug monkey, how typically disgusting. PETA trying to profit from something purely because it involves an animal. Maybe they should just stick to killing them for profit.
Some seem obsessed with the notion that everything must
have copyright, almost so obsessively as if they believe it to be a law of nature. The monkey snatched a camera and took a photo, deal with it people. If the monkey can't legally own it then no-one does. If a monkey paints something on my property I don't suddenly own the copyright to some art, I have a wall to clean.
This is lets say "an act of nature", like a picturesque sunset, regardless of any human factors be it a man made object somewhere in that sunset vista or a human's camera the monkey used. If only humans can own copyright then no-one owns this image/photo any more than someone can own that sunset itself.
This copyright thing is turning into the new patent nonsense but possibly even more asinine, even being used to prevent anything from a bad review to repairing something. Can you imaging taking a photo of a city street then having to get permission from the "copyright owner" of every single object in the photo because everything must have copyright, building, chairs, shoes, doors, ensuing endless list. Some toss declares something a "work of art" thus it has copyright protection lol.