this is the way it used to be - without any law being required... Sams PhotoFacts sold "repair manuals" for every radio, TV, and other electronic device - to repair shops that used to be more prevalent than coffee shops today. Even to home "hobbyist" electronics guys. We'd crack open the TV, pull the tubes, wander down to Allied or Radio Shack or Heath, test the tubes, buy the replacement parts, pop 'em in, and have a repaired set. And we even built our own TVs from kits...IIRC, you could get an Associates Degree in Electronics by building one of the big Heathkit TVs.
But the downside (from a certain point of view) - people repaired and kept equipment for many years - they didn't buy new every time a new model came out, so that had to be stopped. And the manufacturers got away with stopping it.
And I doubt this law will be able to fix it (pun intended)
New coast-to-coast Super Highway under development.
The DOT, in partnership with the "Big 3" automakers is proud to announce the innauguration of a new coast-to-coast superhighway to be constructed to replace the existing Interstate system.
One of the key features of the new highway are the vehicle-specific lanes which use NFC technology to detect the manufacturer and model of the car you are driving. For those who drive Corvettes (the "first" American sports car), your speed will be allowed to hit 125; for those with the new Ford GT-40, you will be allowed to hit 150. All foreign cars will be limited to 65 at all times as they are not "American" suppliers.
Manufacturers who contribute the most to our new Super Highway will be allowed to set the maximum speeds of their vehicles, and those who contribute to our Senators along the route will also be able to "throttle down" vehicles from their competitors.
what's the black market value for fake Internet Drivers Licenses? That is what gov's have been after for a while, so let's just get in on the ground (64th) floor of this opportunity.
I bet a site could be built where you enter any name and address, it generates the Internet Drivers License number (use a real program just to piss 'em off) with addresses of local PD and politicians... prints it off on a high-quality ID printer and mails it...
The Dumber the Politician, the Dumber the idea.
To paraphrase - Although Genius has its limits, dumb does not.
I'll put my name and info on my website when you put yours on the senate website where you spew your press release videos - considering the "speaking fees" you collect for them, I consider that "commercial" work...
A) Google: 1) Websites exist to provide information for people that want it. 2) Websites can opt-out of being indexed 3) Google indexes those sites which have not opted-out 4) Google provides a service for people to search that index to find services/information they are looking for. 5) People sometimes search for "bad things" like unauthorized content
B) Telcos 1) People and Businesses get telephones so friends/customers can contact them. 2) They can opt-out of being listed (indexed) [ unlisted number] 3) Telco & Yellow Pages index all the phone numbers/names which have not opted-out 4) Telco & YP provide a search service so customers can find what they are looking for (used to be a free book delivered to your house) 5) People sometimes searched for "Bad Things" (like escort services)