I think a more accurate comparison is issuing a subpoena for *everything* about *everyone* at *any time* for investigation of *anything*. It's not that they're not getting court approval for this. It's that the court they're using is rubber-stamping something that negates the entire purpose of the courts' involvement.
I don't blame the 3-letter agencies here as much as the court that ruled on this incredibly over-broad order in the first place and keeps renewing it every time it expires. The 3-letter agencies and police are expected to try to do everything they can to ensure they have everything they might possibly need to find criminals. It's the courts' job to keep telling them 'no' when they try to (or do) violate our rights.
The issue with Internet radio is that it often runs over port 80 and therefore is excessively difficult to QoS efectively so that it does not interfere with other users on the network that acre trying to complete critical business functions.
Sysadmins wouldn't mind it so much if they'd run on a port that could conveniently be deprioritized but the current setup means they're competing for bandidth with all of your actual business traffic.
At a bit over 64kb/s each, just 2 people on pandora can cripple a T1 line costing >$200/mo for 1.44mb/s.
No. You would only be guilty of it if one of your buddies actually does rob them via their website.
The goal of raqueteering laws is to be able to punish people who help plan and organize crimes without actively committing them directly. The lack of such laws made it effectively impossible to take down the organized crime families because all the really important people never did anything illegal themselves and there were always more desperate mooks to handle the dangerous work regardless of how many were arrested.
It's the latter. You can come to 500 different conclusions for causality for any situation in which you can't run a control study. Welcome to economicx where your pet theory can be the cause of everything good while the other sides' is the cause of everything bad without interfering with their ability to believe their pet theory is responsible for the good results while yours is responsible for the bad ones.
I think it's a non-transferrable coupon, figuratively speaking. However, if it did work that way...
I'm pretty sure Arson carries more than a few months since it's often punished at the level of attempted murder if it is reasonably possible to be occupied. However, he could probably get away with a minor assault on almost 4 months of 'credit'.
So, your honor, how much time would I be sentenced to if I kicked the prosecutors in the balls? 2-3 months? I'll be back in 5 minutes.
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