So we have a judge working part time as a judge making $13,000 a year from it and by all accounts seems to be actively disclosing his other job to the mayor and advisory boards, actively trying to prevent conflicts of interest and working another job to support himself while doing the things he enjoys doing.
What's he supposed to do, take kickbacks and become corrupt to make up for the money that being a part time judge doesn't pay?
Then again, maybe the fact he's not is the real issue in this decision.
I still think Google should try an experiment, and for one day/week whatever, any search for an RIAA or MPAA search term should come up empty, with a note explaining what they are doing. Then see how that affects everyone, torrent and legal alike.
Perhaps this is a good time for people to ask for a subpena to prevent Google from deleting the backups. Maybe Steele should have talked to his forensics firm to remind him that he can't delete those backups as well?
A big win, not really. However had this gone sideways somehow, this could have been a big loss. It is not wrong to celebrate a victory, even an expected victory, when the outcome could have been catastrophic.
Well, it's obvious what we should do then, in the name of copyright. The government should set up massive servers that everyone logs into from dumb terminals and uses government approved software to view and manipulate files. We would, of course, have to outlaw owning personal computers that can operate in any way outside that network, and all file storage would be on their servers as well. That way they can view our files and computing habits accordingly. You would then pay a fee based on what software packages you or your business would be allowed to access.
See, I've just solved the copyright problem, since nothing could exist in digital form that was not approved. In fact, all data could be government approved. Wouldn't that be dandy.
Come on. Have you seen pictures of these guns? They are pointed down the length of the camera, coming out the top near where the old school antenas would be. The cameras on most all phones are located on the front or back of the camera, not the top. http://www.hoax-slayer.com/cell-phone-guns.shtml
Unfortunately, I suspect we'll have to wait for a tragic event, probably involving the loss of life of a cell phone owner to see anything done to stop this.