I have nothing to hide. so what if I am seen in the shower. as long as I am not doing anything illegal then what is that to me?
Oh really? I seriously doubt that you have not done a single thing that is illegal since the average person commits on average three felonies a day. If the government decides to turn it's eye upon you, something will be found to charge you with.
I also seriously doubt that you have nothing to hide either - everyone has stuff that they wish to remain private and I'm sure you are no different.
I'll just leave you with a few quotes to think about:
"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him." -Cardinal Richelieu
"Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." -Benjamin Franklin
"It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority." -Benjamin Franklin
Back in 2011, you stated you were torn as to whether Bitcoin was sustainable or just a fad. Now you accept Bitcoin at the Techdirt Insider Shop. I was just wondering if and how your views concerning Bitcoin have changed since it's inception. Do you think of it as a viable payment system now or is it just a bandwagon that you jumped on with the Insider Shop?
I think I am beginning to understand where this incorrect notion comes from.
For most morons out there the only thing they really know about the FCC is that they enforce the rules against swearing on broadcast television and terrestrial radio and they assume that is what the FCC will do concerning the internet.
Streisand moves up the ice, receives the puck on the tape, dekes left...backhand shot...and THROUGH the FIVE HOLE! Oh my! What a beautiful move...she left Phaneuf and Lupul holding their jockstraps on that one!
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While I agree with the overall sentiment of your comment I do disagree with this small bit:
You're talking about free-market capitalism, which is a provably false theory.
Free market capitalism does exist. Black markets are market systems that are not regulated and exist without laws such as property rights. Black markets are the very definition of a free market system and exist at this very moment all around us.
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That doesn't sound right to me. GEMont seems thoughtful and smart, and I never got that impression of OOTB.
I always got the impression that OOTB was one of many online personas from the same person that tried to use different writing styles for each one. The OOTB character was definitely "redneck", but there were hints of intelligence in there even so.
Like I said, it's just a nagging suspicion based on nothing more than some similar mannerisms and the general disdain OOTB regarded your questions with.
Copyright can only exist by enforcement via a court of law. By it's very nature, copyright involves a state actor (ie: the courts).
I might have misspoke here. The State Action Doctrine in relation to copyright can be a bit confusing and there's not whole lot of material covering it out there.
According to this analysis, private enforcement of copyright isn't considered a state action:
Thus, in principle, a court’s order restricting speech in a case brought by a private party could trigger First Amendment rights. But because the Supreme Court has consistently ruled that copyright and the First Amendment are not in conflict, a court order enforcing copyright cannot violate an infringer’s free speech rights—even though there is state action arguably “restricting” speech. Source
But taken as a whole, copyright without Fair Use would be a Free Speech violation anyways because of the wording of the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech...