1. You provide the computer. You can install all the rootkits, spyware, etc you want on it. Drop it off at my place, activate it, do whatever you need. After you leave, I'll put it on my neighbor's WiFi and stick it in a closet. Then I'll start using my own legally-bought computer to do whatever the hell I want.
2. As your own proposal says:
a program that is installed by or on behalf of a person to prevent, detect, investigate, or terminate activities that the person reasonably believes (i) present a risk or threatens the security, privacy, or unauthorized or fraudulent use, of a computer system, telecommunications facility, or network, or (ii) involves the contravention of any law of Canada, of a province or municipality of Canada or of a foreign state;
You have to hire a real person to make these decisions. No automated filters, no robots, no software of any kind. A real live person. You can pay them $50,000 a year to watch a live feed of the screen of the computer you provided to me, 24/7/365. After all, piracy never sleeps!
Re: How many screw-ups do you get to make and keep such a job?
5 the first 3 just alert you to the allegation of maybe your not being fair or reasonable in your prosecutions , the next 1 will move you into mediation and show you informational aides promoting you on how to improve your performance however if you get the 5th and final warning you resign and take a consulting job on K Street at 3x your previous salary
Another classic PC title that EA has gobbled up and destroyed. I love the SimCity franchise. I bought and played all of them; in fact, due to lost discs and lost cd-keys, I've already bought SimCity 4 Deluxe four times. When they announced this always-online garbage, I dropped any hope of buying it. Of course, I said the same when the Diable III requirement was announced too, but ended up buying that. But any hope of buying SimCity now is gone.
*sigh* Goodbye, SimCity.
PS: I really wish EA would commission Bioware to do an Ultima series reboot. My favorite childhood franchise of all time. But there's always GOG
I would say this is just another excuse for Hollywood-types to get together and slap each other on the backs. However, the logo suggests that actually they'll be getting together and performing fellatio on each other.
Good: an investigation is coming (hopefully). Maybe somebody will actually be held accountable (which would be truly surprising).
Bad: it took the death of a promising young man for those in power to finally admit to the public the DoJ is doing this. It's not like over-prosecution by the DoJ is some new thing, and you can't tell me that nobody on Capitol Hill knew.
I mean, he's got crime statistics that say his town is being overrun by the Joker and his evil henchman. Paragould is mere moments away from total ANARCHY!! FOR THE CHILDREN!!
On a wholly unrelated note, the Paragould PD website is proud to announce that "In 2002 statistics were gathered and declared in 2003 that Paragould was recorded as the Safest City in Arkansas with a population of 20,000 plus."
I've bought SimCity, SC2000, SC3000, and SimCity 4 (and Rush Hour expansion pack)*. I love the series. But when I first heard "online only", well, sorry EA, but I'm passing on this one. SC4 may be dated and limited, but modders have been pushing the game's engine, and many will continue even after the new SimCity is released.
* I've actually bought SC4 four different times over the past 8 years, the latest being back in August via Steam.
Hollywood, CA. Outside the Paramount Studios lot. A young man ("Steve") angrily storms out onto the sidewalk. His friend ("Alan") sees him in his perturbed state and walks up to him
Alan: Hey bud, what's going on? Steve: Those jerks are robbing me! Get this. They used MY script to make a movie. A movie which ended up making over 350 million dollars. And yet they insist that it actually lost money so they don't have to pay me the 2.5% of the profits my contract says! Can you believe that? Alan: Wow, that sucks. Come on; I'll buy you a Bud Light. Steve: Thanks, man. I'm feeling better already
Or, they could make a commercial with a Clydesdale crapping on Paramount logo. Either way, funny!