Ahh, but would the YouTube detector-bot kill the stream if the audience sang "Good Morning, Dear Teacher" instead? I've been at conferences where they play that song in honor of someone's birthday, and invite the audience to sing whatever lyrics occur to them. Legal for the conference organizers, since it wasn't subject to the Copyright extension Act in 1976; and suborning 450 individual cases of infringement. Go get 'em, boys.
And stop giving these things dopey names... "The Freedom Act"; what the hell does that mean? Why not go straight to the drunk-driving-missing-child motif, and call it "Melanie's Law"? Then he can get it passed "... for the children".
"... people are allowed to distribute materials, constitutions, etc...."
"Constitutions". Love that. Any old small-"c"-constitution you might have lying around. Bring a variety of different constitutions to school, and you can stand on the concrete square and hand them out. One's as good as the next, I guess.
"Of course, a few hours after the media started picking up on this, PayPal once again admitted the error and reversed course."
Exactly how automated and hands-off can this shutdown process be, that whenever a second look is requested, human overseers immediately overrule the decision? Or are these decided by interns? Intern-bots?
I'd be drafting a response while holding a copy of the PayPal TOS in hand... can't imagine they wrote-in a paragraph that says, "You must agree to let us determine whether or not you're spending your money wisely."
Wow... a judge who values "right to due process". This is the first positive news I've seen along these lines. In my dreams, this triggers a domino-like reaction... creates a precedent for all the other you're-not-allowed-to-know-why scenarios that hide behind the banner of preventing terrorism.
Hard to see what NCSU has to celebrate... they're giving a building to an outside group that will renovate it, staff it with only the people they choose to allow inside, and then operate the facility themselves, for their own non-educational, proprietary purposes. Sounds less like a triumph of endowed academia, and more like a commercial real estate deal.