...the EFF moves beyond merely data-basing the threats, but builds in a notification mechanism that allows multiple parties being Trolled by the same Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) to collaborate as to where in "troll-process" they are and if pooling their legal resources would make financial sense.
Hopefully some enterprising lawyers out there emerge and realize that a counter-trolling representation service that forces any shotgun trolling attempts into a single case before the courts would be a good business to be in.
3. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
4. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
How is the NSA's "telepresence" functionally different from and NSA "soldier" actually being there?
Is the NSA compensating for electricity, cooling and bandwidth of their telepresenced agents(s)??
What's even more disappointing is that the current administration has made very few critical statements of these agencies and their policies, preferring to make small noises about "balance" and "debate." It, too, had an opportunity to roll this back, but instead chose to extend and expand the policies put in place by the previous administration.
...Because Organizing for America would love to have this data for the blind march toward its Marxist goals.
A matching receiver typically comes with the transmitter. Once again, both for less than $100. You could attach a USB Video capture dongle to the receiver and record some of his flight video on a notebook PC, then loop it back to him via your more powerful transmitter. This would likely confuse him enough to end the flight quickly in a crash. But work fast, his flight will typically last only 8 to 12 minutes.
A blast of water is nice but could prompt this very rude hobbyist to get angry and take a swing at you.
Being a FPV(First Person Video) MULTICOPTER (Not DRONE, please!) hobbyist and pilot myself I can tell you that while the control signals from the transmitter are fairly secure 2.4 gigahertz band frequency hopping transmissions, the video transmissions from the copter to the Pilot's video goggles are simple FM (Frequency modulation) signals and are subject to jamming with a stronger signal. I can also tell you that the video is either on the 900mhz band or the 5.8 gigahertz band and more likely the latter.
The next time he shows up, send someone else down to ask interested party questions to get more technical information about his video link frequency. Then buy a 600mW transmitter you need. It will cost under $100. Buy a "board camera" too for $30. Install this setup near a window with the camera focused on a small sign that sends a "very special message" to your pest hobbyist.
Personally, I'd like to apologize to everyone about this guy. Virtually all of us FPV guys are just out having fun flying our model aircraft and are not interested in invading anyone's privacy. Please don't lump us in with this jerk.
"Obscenity", without being rooted in an actual crime involving a victim, such as genuine photographic child pornography, is nothing more than an idea or expression that may make someone "emotionally uncomfortable".
Criminal law has no business wading into the wildly subjective world of feelings.
Re: Re: Re: So, anyone who still believes that "1984" is fiction?
OOTB may not be too far off the mark here.
Google may not be doing the mining for the feds, but if I were the NSA, I'd have taps on all of Google's fiber and reading every last damned query.
This is NO different than feeding telephonic audio streams to farms of supercomputers and listening for threshold keywords which would then get the call popped onto the stack for a wetware analyst to listen to it.
"So I am not sure what the right answer is here. Yes NASCAR did abuse the DMCA notice, however should there be a way for them to delay the posting of such videos out of respect for the injured and their families?"
Precisely measured and stated, how does "respect for the injured and their families", a small number of people, outweigh the rights of the copyright holder to share his/her work detailing the reality of an important news event with millions and millions of others who have a legitimate right to know about what happened?
And while we're at it, what other ways would you prefer that we all self-censor ourselves?