"The one individual found by the Inspector General to have disclosed the private information to an outside source, the Washington Post, has resigned from the Secret Service."
Of course, we can safely assume that this particular individual would, indeed, most certainly have been promptly arrested and tried -- if not for the fact that this person managed to flee beyond the reach of the law and the authorities, to safe haven in Russia before those in charge realized anything was amiss and cancelled that rule-breaking, oath-betraying individual's American passport?
Late one evening, the famous folk-tale hero and "wise fool", Sufi master Mullah Nasruddin, was on his hands and knees searching for something under a streetlamp. A passer-by saw him and asked, "What are you looking for?" "My house key," Nasruddin replied. "I lost it."
The man joined him in looking for the key, and after some time had passed without any success, the helpful fellow asked, "Are you sure you lost it around here?" Nasruddin replied, "Ummm, no... I lost it over there, by my house."
"Then why in God's name," the man asked, "would you ever be looking for it over here?" Nasruddin promptly explained, "because the light is so much better over here, of course."
Ever since the US-Canada FTA, I've seen this play out over and over.
The proponents insist these "Trade Agrements" will benefit everyone, the critics point out obvious flaws that make this unlikely, the deals are struck anyways...
... and the critics prove to have been right, but that gets little attention, the media expounds the success, because the fan club has gotten richer -- on-paper benefits for society, real profits for the few, real costs for the many.
So, by that logic, Webster, Randomhouse, Oxford, Fowler, and a few others could end up battle it out in the courts over who owns the copyrights on the English relatively current English language publishing...
Actually, there's at least a couple thousand native Esperanto speakers.
Most of them are children of parents who didn't have the same native language (often they met at international Esperanto events) who ended up living and working somewhere where neither parent's mother tongue was the dominant language.
In my corner of the world I've been aware of two such families. The one I (briefly) encountered, the parents were Norwegian and Korean, and of course the local language here Western Canada) is English.
It's worth noting that the first "popular" IAL (International Auxilliary Language), Volapuk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volap%C3%BCk was an explicitly proprietary language -- it failed in part because its initiator and "owner" refused to give up control over the language's use and development.
Esperanto has been far more successful https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto -- and this was in part because its initiator explicitly gave up any proprietary "rights" and control over the language. It has even been argued that Esperanto was actually the world's very first "Open Source" project.
Same here. I was looking at getting a ROKU -- I spent my free time last weekend looking at options.
But now I've decided that there's a ton of DIY guides to making your own media player appliance out of a $35 Raspberry Pi, a hard drive, a box to put them in and possibly a few accessories (not to mention a choice of several free, purpose-built, (media-player specialized) operating systems to load on the thing).
It's so easy that I'm aware of non-techies who've done it -- and been satisfied with the result -- so a for a regular Linux user it should be a snap.
This story will come back to to bite Erdogan in the rear (and Turkey's aspirations along with him).
Turkey's leadership has long been insistent that Turkey should be, and deserves to be recognized as a modern nation and suitable candidate for membership in the European Union -- and that any opposition arguments to Turkey's membership are based on mere Euro-centric or colonialistic prejudices.
But this sort of uncivilized and anti-democratic temper-tantrum (call it "flag-waving" or whatever) will be clear and embarrassingly public evidence that Turkey is nowhere near ready for such membership, and these incidents will be remembered (and readily appealed to) in any public discussion of the matter.
I'll bet a case of beer, that consistent use of these cameras would save significantly more, than the investigations and court-cases that the video records prevent or resolve in (relatively) short order, would have cost instead.
Don't be so obtuse -- it's digital data. Di-gi-tal.
Any somewhat sensible implementation will be date and time stamped, gps-location stamped, officer-ID stamped, etc -- and automatically indexed immediately upon being uploaded. If they're the least bit clever, they'll provide some sort of additional flagging for case/incident number (and the police union will probably insist on such flagging, to allow flagging bathroom breaks, anyways).
If the police are too stupid (or too recalcitrant) to have this set up properly, then the poor dears will just have to go by date, time and officer involved, when the incident in question becomes subject to a review -- and if that proves to be too difficult and onerous, then they clearly aren't suited to police work anyhow.
This is digital data -- it can be automatically stamped with time-stamp, GPS-data/location, officer ID, etc, and automatically indexed by time, date, location, and officer, plus optionally any appropriate additional flags (eg case/incident number).
I'd bet any reasonably competent programmer (or even a Linux-enthusiast) could whip up a Bash or Python script to do most or all of this automatically.
The mess around the Oracle vs Google / Java API debacle, isn't because of copyright law, but because of the CAFC's mulish insistence on misinterpreting the facts so as to allow themselves to misapply copyright law. (the pertinent section of the copyright act is actual quite sensible).
"-- including Pete Seeger admitting both that he didn't write the song and (perhaps importantly) that the people who did copyright it in the 1960s did so "to protect it from being turned into an insipid pop song (as happened to 'Wimoweh')."
> Half a century ago, here is a reformer, "trying to prevent Hollywood from turning famous lyrics into an insipid pop hit"! Isn't this copyright being used to censor a transformative fair use because he didn't like it?
You make a fair point But considering the object example provided, it's hard to decide whether Mr Seeger deserves censure -- or praise. :-/