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Postby curiousgeorge » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 4:22 pm

uh?! How can a URL be censored due to copyright issues?!? If I had copied the text uncredited sure...but to direct to their own site...weird....

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 4:39 pm

curiousgeorge wrote:uh?! How can a URL be censored due to copyright issues?!? If I had copied the text uncredited sure...but to direct to their own site...weird....


The bird cage liner that cannot be mentioned, that rag of journalistic effort, has threatened to sue this site if any articles from said fish wrap are copied and posted, or if a direct link to said rag's site is made.

We, too, find it strange that a website would actively discourage links which drive views to its website, but that's how it is, and thus, the paper which cannot be named, cannot be named.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 5:10 pm

well, maybe they could join rupert murdoch behind a paywall which actually drove away readership.

if you think about it, it's not even a copyright issue if you're just linking. it's like keeping people from telling other people how to get to your shop.

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 5:53 pm

there is no copyright issue if you are citing the source...even mentioning the name isnt a copyright issue.

anyway looks like the government retracted their statement on the PR issue and says its a misunderstanding...how can it be a misunderstanding when its a direct quote...

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Postby Splatted » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 6:45 pm

morenangpinay wrote:
anyway looks like the government retracted their statement on the PR issue and says its a misunderstanding...how can it be a misunderstanding when its a direct quote...


They didn't retract it. Only tried to play down the 'revoking' bit.

At the end of the day, it will still force ahead this 'cherry-picking' scenario of the government deciding who stays and who doesn't.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 11:37 pm

nakatago wrote:well, maybe they could join rupert murdoch behind a paywall which actually drove away readership.

if you think about it, it's not even a copyright issue if you're just linking. it's like keeping people from telling other people how to get to your shop.
Now you know why foreigners have to show them the way without getting lost :) Though I think the upset was because some people posted a few lines or a paragraph and left a link, myself may have been included. So the warning is valid, no links.... :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 14 Sep 2010 8:33 pm

What struck me most was this...

'Another radical suggestion put forward was to bar foreigners from buying private property but SM Goh noted developers would just build more high—rise private apartments to counter it.

"At the moment, our policy will be, condominium, private sector. They want to buy, let them buy because they actually bring in money for Singapore. They may not actually stay there but they bring in money.

"They buy from locals, locals are happy to get the money but it’s not actually adding to space. In fact, that’s actually ideal. They buy here, they don’t drive cars, they don’t live here, we just get their money! They’re buying air!" laughed SM Goh.'


Considering SGns demand so much face, those comments are mightily in your face :o

Can someone remind me, when is the next election due? :roll:

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 14 Sep 2010 9:11 pm

JR8 wrote:Can someone remind me, when is the next election due? :roll:


when they say it is!


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