Tasers DO NOT KILL! It's like saying AIDS kills people, it doesn't, it just shows improper understanding. Aids causes a weak immune system which allows for opportunistic infections, which are the actual killer, without aids, these might not kill but still happen nonetheless. A taser doesn't kill people who are perfectly healthy, A drugged up perp with heart problems who is killing his heart by almost overdosing on cocaine might get killed by a taser, however is this the fault of the police? I think not. How are police supposed to know if someone is high or has heart problems, they have enough to think about. (Does he have a gun? a knife? Is someone hurt) All this is running through their mind. You try doing that. Have fun.
I completely agree with the ruling in this case, and feel that this will be a great win for almost the entire video game industry. However, the video game industry itself has some problems. DRM? I mean COME ON! I just wish they could do what Techdirt is almost always recommending to the music industry.
Somehow I'm not surprised. I've seen this many times before, though usually its a high school/college student that felt like screwing around when the school blocked them. That prison deserved it, clearly whoever made this decision wasn't tech savvy at all, or the prisoner was really convincing.