And SWAT teams haven't been sent into local libraries, loading manacled librarians into paddy wagons for "conspiracy to [steal] infringe" for loaning DVD's. Although I think that's on MPAA's to-do list.
Good point, about wanting to elicit responses of any kind; I was doing a little shouting of my own over the CISPA/$84-million-of-lobbyist-payments story. But I think the thing that classifies this as a pouting hissyfit is the string of reporter tweets that follow, including the note that his item of concern was on the front page multiple times that week.
Agreed. Part of that package of barbaric behavior that seems to go hand-in-hand with frequent online commenting, whether anonymous or not. Hard to imagine the "freak" epithet delivered in person, in an otherwise non-confrontational exchange.
Oh, he counts for me, but you KNOW that Colbert and Stewart don't really count for the big-pants grownup world. A Times expose would be nice. Or maybe re-branding CNN as a cooking channel... we need more of those.
Social media remains a significant problem for heavily-regulated industries. Pharma and medical devices have asked the FDA for years to at least sketch out a few guidelines; and when repeatedly pushed, FDA finally came out and said, "Treat social media exactly as you would print ads and publications."
Because they're identical, right? Make everything carry side effects and contraindications, reduced to 140 characters? The most absurd notion of all is to control all social media comments and dialogue, to prevent off-label or other impermissible language from reaching poor, uneducated Joe Citizen. FDA (and, I suspect in this case, SEC) doesn't understand the instantaneous, impromptu nature of social/viral dialogue -- uncontrollable! And that's not the essence of iron-fisted regulation.
Back when the phone network was owned by... well... the phone network, and every attached device was manufactured and connected by them, the only way to get an audio signal for recording or broadcast was to have them install a box (an "RCZ coupler"). The box included a mechanical timer and relays, and switched on a tone generator at intervals specified by federal phone tariffs. Until at least 1970, you NEVER heard a recorded or live-broadcast call without the beeps.
Thought that attack was against Spamhaus' high-handed, blacklist-everything-with-no-recourse policies. And I recall it being thoroughly rejected at this site as being antisocial and moronic. Maybe you were absent that day.
"Whoever took the photos in the first place would own the copyright on the basic photos themselves.
... unless they were a "work made for hire". Which is common enough in a situation like this... otherwise you need to pay the photographer, who's already been paid for the day, every time you use an image.