It's a type of judicial interpretation of case law that we get the reasonable expectation of privacy.
Also, what the hell kind of judge would find this reasonable? The students were not informed of the remote webcam activation, nor were the parents. Also, what right does a school have to extend it's authority off of school grounds?
...this is a great idea. Really though, I hope that this company actually wins the race. Think about it. A corporation wins the election and cites the Supreme Courts decision as the reason that it should be allowed to take office. The Supreme Court will rush to change their decision.
Okay, so google is forced to show its algorithm to the world (maybe the whole point of this lawsuit) and - assuming it can't be manipulated to skew search results - now there are a million google clones.
Do you stop using Google?
No, because it's familiar and well branded. Keeping the algorithm secret now only serves the purpose of protecting you, the consumer.
Although I can agree with avoiding criticizing blog posts and other informal works, as a writer I always find that most "bad" stories are not truly bad, they just suffer from bad grammar.
In a blog post or forum minor errors are permitted and frankly don't bother me. Even I make them. I find however,that I avoid forums and posts that do not use standard sentence structure. *Shrug* Just my two cents, I know you make a post in a hurry but do you really need to shorten all your words and not capitalize?
I think the point that Mike is trying to make here is that a weaker copyright law would allow authors to create derivitive works much quicker. As it stands now now copyrighted work created in our lifetime will enter the public domain. A period of copyright much shorter, say 14 years would allow for greater creativity.
"Mike, you head must hurt from all the spinning you do.
Do you not remember the "internet is a series of tubes" comment? The internet didn't drop off and die as a result.
You want all of patent, copyright, and trademark to be pretty much tossed out, and yet the issues you have revolve around probably 0.000001% of all of it. Why are you do worked up about it?"
In an attempt to beat Mike to the punch, what the hell? What does the internet is a series of tubes comment have to do with anything, other than pointing out that those with no knowledge of a subject have no business legislating on it?
And Mike doesn't want these laws thrown out, he wants them reformed. And the issues that Mike's sites revolve around have almost everything to do with copyright, patent and trademark law.