Wow... just wow... shameful doesn't even begin to describe this man's behavior. Petty tyrants will always try and justify their actions - "BECAUSE THE LAW ALLOWS IT". However, through the use of secret interpretations, and secret courts, it dodges a fundamental guiding principle of the founding of the United States - the will of the governed. That's not to say the will of the governed wouldn't agree to being monitored and watched, but we haven't even been given the chance to debate the matter - because we don't matter. The autocratic - "TRUST US WE'RE WITH THE GOVERNMENT" has been completely worn thin, and the American public is waking up to the fact that an unfettered, unaccountable government is a dangerous thing.
I'm having all kinds of trinkets made up that says "WWBMD"... think it'll be a best seller? I'm thinking of making them black to symbolize the darkness of the hood of justice(tm) being pulled over our eyes...
You have not crimestoped - therefore thinkpol will turn you over to minitrue for thoughtcrime joycamp. Once you are goodthink, you can be artsem for goodsex issue. Resume your prolefeed until thinkpol double-plus rectify you...
Is there a bat-signal for AARP? As I recall, weren't they all over the 'reimportation' issue? Despite the ability of "Big-Pharma" to throw enormous cash at this, I think AARP > NABP when it comes to influence within the hallowed halls of our sewers in DC.
I have a very cynical view of this process. I wish it wasn't so. Unfortunately, we the people don't 'matter' because we are just 'users'. The paternalism of their way of thinking is utterly disgusting. Even when the voters are engaged about a subject, all to often its to easy to distract with yet another made up reality show... OH! LOOK! Squirrel!!
The cynic in me says the industry players know how to exploit this ADHD and in the end, this effort will only result in a further ratcheting up of copyright.
This is another bad ruling by the supreme court (bought and paid for by the corporations).
This probably wasn't the best case to use as a test, but the milk is on the floor now.
My big question is this - why didn't the people opposed to "Franken-foods" get involved in this? With this ruling, the supreme court has basically said that all seeds are subject to patent, therefore all farmers have to use them...
If I'm physically a resident of the state of California, and am visiting Delaware - I should pay local taxes on purchases for the state of Delaware (like normal) and the state of California??
If on-line businesses have to figure out where locality taxes apply, then brick and mortar businesses should also... after all its "ONLY FAIR"