Considering some of the bootcamps named are charging fees in the $15K range, I could see where some oversight might be justified. Whether or not the CA government is the best choice to provide said oversight is another matter.
Right now, I think the cost might be a bigger impediment to a would-be coder than anything the government is currently doing.
Why can't they all just stop trying to put a candy coating on the real problem and tell it like it is?
Truth is: they are all scared to death of this monster they've created - and just like with J. Edgar Hoover back in the 60s and 70s - there isn't an elected official anywhere in the US government that has a sufficient enough political (or physical) death wish to dare try to put a leash on this puppy.
Like Dr. Dippel von Frankenstein, they're now wringing their hands and asking: "What have we done?"
Has Techdirt's brain gone out to lunch on this one?
Oh boy! Bad Target! Bad Bad Target!
Imagine...wanting to sell somebody music on hard media so anyone could play it anywhere, loan it to anybody, reencode it to play on any - and as many - devices as they like, and even sell it to somebody else. Much better to require them to buy an expensive appliance locked into a single company store if they want to hear a certain song.
Yeah, that really sucks. Target is acting like a child by not being willing to go along with Apple/RIAA's new vision of reality (i.e. distribution monopoly) people like Beyonce have so obviously signed onto.
Yes indeed. It's perfectly fair and grownup to say "my bat, my ball, my rules" if you're Apple. But not if you're a retailer who would rather not encourage or give silent unintended support to the practice of single sourcing music.
DRM-Digital is not the wave of the future. It's a throwback to the days when records were only playable on specific record players - and each record player manufacturer was busy signing exclusive contracts with as many musicians as possible. Want Caruso? Buy Victorola. Want Jolson? Buy Westinghouse. Want to listen to everything? Plan on buying several players.
Sometimes the more things change, the sooner they go back to what they used to be.
If Yoo were working as a legal advisor for a different country - and promulgating the same actions against the United States as he advocated the US had the right to employ against others - there would already be a CIA drone circling around with his picture loaded in it's memory banks.
His statement is just another attempt at damage control when you consider that EVERY senator and congressman currently in office is either directly implicated in this fiasco - or asleep at the wheel when it happened - and utterly derelict in their sworn duty afterwards.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda...
That's a child's response to an adult's question.
Too bad none of this was a concern for these so-called representatives until it became glaringly obvious the people they were representing weren't about to let it continue any longer.
Save your hand-wringing gentlemen and ladies of the House and Senate. Just sit quietly until next election when we can finally vote your fucking asses right out of office.
Assuming, of course, you (and our ripe for impeachment President) allow the upcoming elections to take place.
Once again we see a young politician, obviously in way over his head, being managed by people with an agenda.
In such an environment, who can you believe any more?
It's no less ridiculous to argue all this concern is "about nothing" as it is to speculate exactly how much these agencies have on the president - or what threats might have been made regarding his personal safety if he didn't back down. Because either speculation could easily 'explain' the president's sudden and absolute flip-flop on all his previous positions on these issues.