In an unprecedented move, a pre-teen from Newark, New Jersey was today sued by The Rolling Stones, the Elvis Presley estate, and also the Walt Disney company. At the center of the lawsuit is child's pet mouse, named "Mick Elvis" (aka, "Mick E. Mouse").
Cool . . let's buy badcustomer.com and make it look like the old site, with one change: the ToS will now say that submitting a name is grounds for a $500 processing fee (non refundable) that if not paid will be turned over to a collection agency, along with an additional $1,000 fee.
It makes sense, in a twisted logic sort of way. The GOP has to know that passing TPP (et al) will backfire, so by putting the responsibility on the White House, they can also put the blame there when the public starts complaining about it. They are just supplying the rope, it will be up to Obama to finish the job.
I have a VW with this feature as well. You can lock the glove box, the swing down backseats (to the trunk) and also the trunk releases (both internal and external ones) with the ignition key, but the valet key will not unlock any of them them.
So, France feels that it can now retro-actively tell apple to pay 5 million Euros.... I wonder what the outcry from the French government would be if Apple came back and charged all its French consumers their fair portion of the final bill?
I don't see how this is any different that trees and such. For example, if a neighbor has a tree in his yard but its branches stretch into my yard, I am entitled to prune those branches so that they do not damage my house. Even if I just find those branches to be a nuisance, I can still prune them. I believe the same policy would apply here. If you are damaging my property, or begin a nuisance, you should be entitled to correct the problem.
I would think a can of spray epoxy would be enough to take care of the problem.
Generally, we'd say yes, that your derivative work is "new" and can claim full copyright protection. However, if you are defecating on Prince's most recent albums, the answer would be no, as no one (not even an idiot in a hurry) would not be able to tell the difference between the derived shitty record, and the original shitty record.
On the surface, this sounds like a good use of technology, but then you have to realize, in a time of public emergency, what happens to the power that those routers need? Yeah, electricity is generally one of the first services lost.