The DOJ is hilarious. But, I guess I can see their point. The Fourth Amendment really does make it difficult to catch criminals. Better yet, we haven't had constitutional rights ever since Congress passed "The Patriot Act" and the government having the FISA courts in their own back pocket, rubber-stamping every warrant and every request they make to the court.
We don't like in a free society, we live in a repressive society where you don't get any rights and the only rights you are granted are the ones the government decides to let you keep.
Just because the cable companies and the network are using public spectrums to broadcast their content doesn't mean that companies like Aereo can intercept those transmissions and make money off those transmissions by re-broadcasting those signals without compensating the networks and the cable companies who have the transmission rights to that content.
What Aereo is doing is nothing more than your neighbor stealing your car out of your driveway, using it for their personal use, and not compensating you for their use of your car.
I surely hope that the U.S. Supreme Court does not find in favor of Aereo. That could be the absolute worst decision ever. While it's unfortunate that no online streaming is available from cable companies, a fact that is wrong considering that many cable companies like Comcast make programming online available as long as you're a paid subscriber.
The fact is, that this has nothing to do with public performance and everything to do with Aereo acting more like cable company and their desire to charge their paid subscribers without Aereo compensating the cable companies for that content.
If Aereo wins, it would be a major defeat for consumers who might rely on that programming if networks take their content and switch to cable networks like TNT and TBS. The consumers would lose.
CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox ... every last one of them could switch to cable broadcasting and just abandon the public spectrums. Many of us already have cable so it wouldn't hurt us. The people it would hurt are the poor and low income who couldn't afford cable and it would hurt companies like Aereo who are making money from content that rightfully belongs to the cable companies.
Someone forgot to tell Aereo that you don't get something for nothing and nothing in this country is free. I wouldn't have a problem with Aereo if they were giving away their services for free. But, this is nothing more than Aereo taking your car out of your driveway, using it for free, and not compensating you for that.
This article is personally offensive to me. While the sheriff went overboard, I cannot say that he was wrong. High School bullies are a problem that law enforcement and school administration seem intent on treating the bully like they were the victim. If the police and school administrators would start adopting a zero tolerance policy and impose such penalties such as sending the bully to anger management therapy/classes, send the parents to court ordered psychiatric help and other court ordered remedies, then maybe the problem regarding school bullying could be eliminated.
Has General Mills lost its mind? Buying their products binds you to an agreement so you cannot sue them? Well, in order for you to sue a company, you would have had to purchase their merchandise or product line first.
I'd like to know who their attorney is because he obviously needs to be fired for giving General Mills bad advice.
I don't know if it's me, but this sounds like Eli Lilly is throwing a temper tantrum and that the United States' 301 list is quickly becoming an impotent list in itself if Congress bows to this demand by Lilly.
It's about time that our lawmakers started doing something about this. I don't how many are aware of this so-called "knockout game", but it's been a rising trend all across the country.
What happens is that you pick out anyone in a crowd or on the street and just approach that person and punch them in the face, and it's called the "one punch knockout". This trend started in New Jersey and has escalated to other states such as Michigan, Connecticut, New York and so on.
Thank God that our elected lawmakers are doing something about this dangerous pastime.
Any idiot who relies on cloud services or online data storage needs to be hung from a tree until they are no longer breathing. How much effort does ti take to go out and buy a couple of blank DVDs or Blu-ray disks and just backup your data, or buy an external hard drive and backup your information that way.
I have never trusted online data storage and I never will. If I need to back something up, I buy some blank disks, that way I don't have to worry about the DOJ searching my files and seizing the server I have stored my files on.
I hate to side with Prenda Law on this but Judge Ericksen is correct on this one. While the courts can put a stop to Prenda's settlement letters going forward, forcing Prenda to pay back that settlement money that had already been paid to Prenda was a step over the lines.
I'm all for stopping these law firms from actions like this but to force them to pay back monies they have already collected? The courts only have the ability to stop further collection efforts, not to force Prenda to send back monies already collected.
Their fraud on the court is one thing, it doesn't affect what they are legitimately collecting from filesharing users.
Garcia is a total freaking idiot. Everybody knows that once you upload something to the internet, it's impossible to take it down because, when you try to get lawsuits and the courts involved in the process, you get people like you and men who will go out of their way to upload as many copies of the film as possible, just to spite this ignorant woman for making a mountain out of a molehill.
Neither Garcia nor the courts can force Google to remove every copy from the internet. All they can do is disable the videos from Youtube and remove the links from their search engine. They cannot scrub the video nor the links from Yahoo, Bing, Excite and the hundreds of other search engines our there.