It's already somewhat questionable that we extend copyright after death, but to enable an organization to claim that someone else has had a copyright in a work decades after his death when he did nothing during his own life to claim it seems exceptionally questionable.
Many schools have taken the stance that they have no recourse for students experiencing harassment on these sites. Students are therefore left to fend for themselves against vicious threats and harassment simply because it is conducted on a new platform.
I have an idea for the students experiencing the "vicious threats and harassment." Stop going to Yik Yak. Problem solved. I have no sympathy for people that feed trolls and then keep coming back for more.
So I find myself in the strange position of both disagreeing with Tim, and agreeing with Donald Trump (ugh).
Tim: The news is that this was a tragedy. The sad news isn't just that we're not going to do anything about it, but rather that we're not going to do anything about it even though we all have a cause in it.
I'm going to misquote Trump: "Sometimes bad things happen." This was (yet another) really sad, even tragic, event. But I don't agree that there is any real action to take.
You bring up a good point. Instead of mandating a technologically impossible law, why don't they mandate a socially impossible law? "No French citizen is allowed to search for:" and list all of the things that have been forgotten.
More than one-third of today’s expensively rolled-out bandwidth already is consumed in peak hours by a single company, whose customers represent a tiny minority—about 1.2%—of Internet users.
Who is he implying paid for that "expensively rolled-out bandwidth"? Is he truly trying to suggest it was Comcast or AT&T, instead of the massive government subsidies that actually paid for the infrastructure?
By the way, we are not stating a Netflix conspiracy theory...the fact is, regulators are trying like crazy to make the necessary broadband seem like a free lunch to Netflix customers—a short-termism that necessarily undermines the incentive of others to compete with cable’s already-paid-for infrastructure.