"Because exercising your First Amendment rights must make you one of them there "anti-government" Americans, which means the DHS is free to spy on you"
Oh I understand that one. Any Government agent to me who violates the US Constitution and Bill of Rights is "anti-American". These after all are the founding documents which define the very nature of what it is to be an American.
So here in the DHS, DoJ, FBI, CIA and more are these "anti-Americans" who are like Nazi Communist Triad Mafia Terrorists and who are a serious threat to the American way of life.
I will expect Congress to pass the anti-American Cannon act with due haste so these people with lying passports can be violently exiled, using a 3 mile long power shot, into the closest large body of water!
So the great United States was saved all thanks to the Google sponsored maglev cannon.
It is quite safe to lay some changes against Prenda Law where the most obvious is that their Alan Cooper does not exist meaning a false signature on the cases Prenda started leading to a fraud on the Court.
Now keep in mind that fraud making all following actions invalid when you consider all the people unlawfully shaken-down and all the money unlawfully extracted.
Then there is evidence that Prenda has a financial interest in all cases making them part of one glorious unlawful million dollar theft/fraud.
No doubt now that Prenda Law is dead even if their death will now occur in slow motion. Prenda may pull the plug early but if not this death could well take weeks.
Our best hope now is for Judge Wright to file criminal charges again Prenda Law, all their shell companies, and all the key players involved, when then these businesses will be Police raided and arrests made.
Time they tipped all documentation into an old oil drum and to light the match when the only question that remains now is if there is enough evidence to ensure a conviction. The lack of appearance of one Alan Cooper is sure to be a major sticking point.
Then one can only hope their bad actions leads to these lawyers being disbarred.
Yes and next generation technology is that someone can actually get tickets for the Superbowl, go to the game, put on their Google Glass specs, then broadcast the entire game over the Internet from their seat.
I recall that the European Union sorted out this one some time ago ruling that consumers are allowed to resell their digital purchases such as computer games from Steam.
Not everyone has caught up with that one of course but over in the US then Congress and the Justice system would be doing the consumers a vast injustice by not allowing people to resell their digital purchases.
Indeed saying that they could sell their HDDs is extremely stupid when digital media operates fully independently from the physical medium that hosts it.
I think it would be a bit more basic than that one.
Had an Internet War broken out then hacktivists would be rounded up and persuaded to work under military control. Most likely they would be armed with specialised technology and crammed into a uniform to help instigate national pride.
No hacktivist could work for long, at least in any successful sense, without drawing attention of people on the same side already working under military control.
I have been saying for years that people should keep their businesses away from the US in terms of US hosting (and even domains) when the US likes to define its territory.
If you are on claimed US land then you are under US law and then there resides no data that they wont poke their nose through.
Companies have an obligation to protect their customer privacy and the US Administration likes to misuse the law in that they can spy on everyone and everything without even bothering to get a Court Order.
So I only await that one big case that makes this all painfully obvious to everyone. The General Petraeus case comes close on that one being a total privacy violation when no law was broken.
I wish but the Special 301 report does seem to affect US Government policy either directly or indirectly.
For example Spain has been put on their naughty list twice now and both times the US State department bully the Spanish Government into new laws via their US Embassy in Madrid with threats of trade sanctions and more.
This is very ironic seeing Hollywood was founded on piracy and the US prior has been very lax on copyright. I am sure Americans love the stories by Charles Dickens but in those early years (using popular terms now) then those books were "stolen" and unlawful copies flooded the US market.
I can only say good luck to South Korea and I hope you do make major changes to improve public freedom and that this results in a bloom of creation that the rest of the World can admire and then replicate.
Don't worry at all about those pesky International Trade Agreements when they are toilet grade paper anyway. Copyright and patents should be banned from such documents by default anyway when they should instead be handled through national laws with democratic oversight.
The only people South Korea are going to annoy are the Copyright Cartels and they should never have been allowed to control the market they sell their product into anyway.
I am starting to think these days that Judges are afraid of the Government when they just don't seem to call them to account or to punish them for their bad actions. So it is almost like they say "Do what we say or we will fire you and give someone else your job"
This is why the Justice system always needs to be fully independent to the Administration to be able to uphold law and justice without political bullying, pressure or interference.
It is things like this that makes me sad these days.
During the earlier days of the Internet many just saw it as a weird network filled with tech-heads and buttholes. Now not only do they realise how important the Internet is in the commercial and social sense when they can also strip out data like never before.
So you now have a vast array of Government agencies and more now rushing to carve out their own slice of the Internet to enhance their own power and control.
The DoJ now wants to be able to arrest almost anyone it seems but of course they would say it is only for the really bad people so don't worry about the little guys.
No DoJ we do not trust you and no you cannot have this abusive power.
I see two possibilities here. The first is that MP George Galloway was serious which must have meant he had just ate, smoked and injected every mind altering drug known to science to be able to stand up in the House of Commons and to declare that cutting the whole of the UK off from Twitter was actually a good idea!
The second and more likely possibility is that good old George was just joking. He after all knows that many of his fellow MPs are huge Twitter users, to keep their followers updated, and to suggest "communications masochism" would give them all a good laugh.
So here are all the UK public looking on and thinking "Is this really what we elected you for?" along with "You have had your 5 minutes of fun so now back to work"
War was declared long ago when Napster started giving away all that music that did not belong to them. So this is simply the latest battle after a long line of battles.
The Copyight side is getting quite fearful these days when they are aware that public opposition can strike down their proposed laws. Indeed they are now very worried when those in Politics are now starting to hear what the public are saying.
I cannot be more happy. Now lets go rewrite copyright into what it should be.
It is true that during the SOPA, PIPA and ACTA protests some hype was used simply because the larger public can get behind basic ideas better. I played rather a large hand in that myself and spread some beautiful concepts but I would not state that any of these claims were untrue.
I believe "shatter the Internet" was the correct term and we already see evidence of that happening.
Justin Bieber going to prison was a valid example based on the proposed law. He of course started his career by singing copyright protected songs and then uploading them to YouTube which then triggers that streaming felony concept law. They had some experts examine that one in detail. No Bieber would not have gone to prison but it could well have stopped others following his example.
If you want to see what SOPA could have done then go ask the owners of DaJaz1 and RojaDirecta. SOPA would have made it much worse though by closing their advertising revenue and financial accounts. In others words they want to completely destroy a business even before there is any justice to prove their innocence or guilt.
YouTube-like service are already being killed even without SOPA but to add SOPA would turn business rivalry into a bloodbath.