Or in the alternative, perhaps punish those who are abusing the legal process and work in reforming copyright so that there is no longer actually an incentive to make a bulk of your income via "speculative invoicing"?
Sometimes the best solution is the one that is the hardest to work towards, but copyright trolls (no matter the form) should be a huge red flag that the law in its current form is broken and the innocent & the guilty (I never said everyone was an angel) are being harassed in these schemes while the law turns a blind eye to creating the problem.
And none of this has ANYTHING to do with citizens being raised to trust cops, if you are in trouble find a cop they will help. While this was a good idea once, it no longer is. Look at the people who seek help for a loved on in distress and the cops just shoot them rather than waste time on someone mentally ill and in crisis. (And yes they do it to those who are no threat at all).
We have warped police into this paramilitary group of enforcers and given them the keys to the kingdom because we don't even pretend they law includes them. We give them pass after pass, and until it is their child, spouse, loved one who gets their ass beaten the target must have been asking for it because police never lie.
This jury makes me ill, and I pray not a single one of them ever requires the "assistance" of these fine upstanding officers who know that even being taped they can still do horrible things to you and walk away.
Those playground bullies, grew up and got government jobs. The difference is now when you stand up to them there is an entire system dedicated to crush you for daring to point out they were full of shit and just trying to scare people into giving them their lunch money.
No matter what charges they bring or the circus they put on, the most important fact that needs to be shouted louder than anything else is they can't protect the data they demand. The are illequipt and unprepared to do it. They are inventing more and more punishments to distract from the simple point, they haven't got a clue what they are doing. It doesn't matter how high you pile the charges, because the next one to get the data won't let you know about it... they will use it and the citizens will suffer for this ill conceived notion that if we have all the data we can magically somehow stop all bad things.
This is all fall-out from them buying the law they want. They imagine a solution and try to create laws to force others to make it happen for them. It doesn't matter if what they want can't be done, shouldn't be done, will cost billions... they want it done yesterday.
For far to long they have been given their way like a spoiled child, it is high time we send them to their room without supper and tell them they need to cut the lawn themselves instead of demanding everyone else do it for them.
Their own actions defamed India, and trying to pretend this isn't about protecting a society that refuses to deal with serious issues isn't helping.
They spend so much time blaming the women, and basically admit men can not and should not be trusted to walk the streets as they can not be expected to control themselves. How can they be fit to hold public offices if their will is so easily destroyed by a short skirt. They should resign their offices and let women run everything as they are supposed to be the responsible ones.
"The company has been planning "gay days" events for 25 years and has held the trademark for around seven years, he said. Gay Days Anaheim predates the trademark so is allowed to use the name without a license, he said."
Filing Date May 18, 2011 Current Basis 1A Original Filing Basis 1A Published for Opposition January 10, 2012 Registration Number 4117601 Registration Date March 27, 2012
2012 + 7 = 2019 Did I fall into a coma?
FIRST USE: 19970403. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970403
I wish I could be shocked by this, but IP matters are no longer shocking.
"people that care about the law, and not letting a corporation decide how an entire country is run"
You mean like the **AA proposals that were to subject everyone to random checks having to prove content on their devices was authorized by them? You mean like the public domain gutted by years of lobbying and cash stripping any benefit from the largest stakeholder the public? You mean like groups buying special access to laws and its enforcement to support their business model form the 1950s that they refuse to adapt while demanding veto power over innovation because it MIGHT somehow hurt them?
Yeah, I'll take Googles evil over that anyday. As far as I know Google hasn't bought off an AG to investigate the thorns in its side.
but the penalties are meaningless when they can remove them from people deemed worthy of not facing punishment. In this case they screwed over a mans life for 2 years based on a lie repeated by officers of the court. Those cops should be arrested, the fact they have not calls into question any case they touch from now on. The lawyers should be punished, they LIED in legal documents... how can any court trust a single thing they say? Whats worse is without any punishment for these crimes, they feel empowered to do them again and again.
When the law turns a blind eye to wrong doing by a party who is given a pass because they are special, the law is meaningless. The fact that Google has to pay a shit ton of money and develop & fund entire systems to deal with bogus complaints is the tip of an iceberg about how the system is being abused by those who were deemed special enough to not need to be honest. The system is supposed to be fair, and yet it is setup to be as unfair as possible giving a pass to those who are supposed know better but did it anyways.
All that is missing is a chart showing how little of a bump in "contributions" it took to make them keep this farce going.
Much like the terrorism battle cry, slapping Obama on everything is losing its cache. One can only hope that we grow weary enough of the politics of fear that they get swept out and replaced with representatives of the people not just the corporate people.
If everyone else has to be burdened to support your business, your model SUCKS.
Perhaps rather than just declaring them evil, look at why consumers use them and figure out how to make them unneeded.
More hurdles are a bad thing for the bottom line, as people will find a path that is easier to use. How screwed up is what you are doing when people are willing to jump through tons of hoops to still use the "legal" services... and you don't think they will get fed up and take another shortcut? Maybe do less blow at the next board meeting because you have got to be high.
Artificial barriers have had a shitty run, save the money you spend trying to erect yet another one and put it into making the path smoother.
So accusations are facts. Imagining laws make them real.
Gee, still can't figure out why people have lost faith in the legal system in this country. Show them video of a cop shooting someone who is cuffed, no wrongdoing. Make claims not supported by actual law, OMG TAKE ALL THE THINGS!
Remember back when you were innocent until proven guilty, and they actually have to prove it not just say it?