And if you file a fake police report about your car being stolen to cover up you got drunk and wrapped it around a tree?
No, there is no benefit of the doubt left, they burned all of that - by suing over content they themselves uploaded - by demanding and getting power in excess of the law & abusing it - by using falsely inflated numbers to claim we need more law - by demanding everyone else bear the costs to protect their monopolies
I'm not saying they pay for each url in every notice, I'm suggesting that every bogus url included dings them. Considering that a "single" takedown can include 10K urls, how much bond is worth it? Where will the counter notices come from for bogus URLs attributed to sites that the cartels would use the information to send DOJ on yet another witchhunt pretending US law applies in every country? Why shouldn't they have to pay for inflicting costs on an innocent 3rd party who does the right thing and verifies the urls that they swear under penalty of perjury point to content they represent and they are lying?
Google doesn't host these files, yet they have to carry the water because the cartels say so.
The cartels look at the metrics. We sent 200 million notices and those bastards at Google only took down 2 million. This plays well in Congress & in their PR pushes that Google is the devil (despite not hosting any of the urls).
The solution, as I have said often, is a small fee for each bad link submitted. The cartels will bitch and complain, but the only way to improve the takedowns is to make them have a cost for being wrong.
Other companies spend a huge amount of their income vetting these bad takedowns because the law punishes them for not jumping high enough or quick enough.
There is an entire industry driven by submitting notices, who get paid for quantity not quality. They have no reason to improve because one is sure they get bonuses based on how many they shovel out.
Its time the cartels start paying their fair share, as they demand every other industry do for them. If Google delisted everything submitted and HBO.com got blackholed you know they would be suing Google for a few billion... and Google can just show all of the notices sent on behalf of HBO flagging their own site.
It might only cost the cartels pennies per notice sent, so I think it is fair that they have to pay $25 for each and every bad link submitted. It won't cover all of the costs inflicted on 3rd parties, but it would almost instantly improve the quality. If they aren't paid up, then their new notices can be put on hold until the account is up to date. The cartels talk about everyone elses responsibilities, yet never seem to want to be responsible for their own failures. Good enough for Google, good enough for you.
It would be nice if he explained how much of a cut of each of those people behind the scenes get everytime the song is played. Of course the little people don't get anything, but the management get handouts each and every time.
The labels are fat and bloated, and refuse to adapt to the real world. Praying they can just pass laws, buy influence, slow down the entire worlds progress until they decide they have to move forward.
They all bitch about YouTube, but they refuse to do the simple thing... stop using it. They are unwilling to put any money into making something better they could profit from, and just expect the world to accept that the billions of hours uploaded only make money because music exists. That everyone owes them the lions share, when they only sometimes contribute a small piece to something.
They need to put their money where their mouths are. They need to withdraw from YouTube and go with the thing they made that is better. And when it fails because they can't control it to the degree they want, they can again blame everyone but themselves.
YouTube isn't the problem, the problem is they think a scratchy barely audible song playing softly in the background of a video of a baby dancing gives them the right to be paid & to control the entire video. Fair Use is always an afterthought, much like the Public Domain they have effectively destroyed. Its time we demand better from the copyright agreement, the public grants... and yet the public always gets screwed.
If only there were some sort of department of like justice or something that could investigate and stop the corruption of governmental agencies by sneaking in former lobbyists & supplying very well paying jobs for minor work when they left that office.
And then when the laws of the land were being broken they could charge those people doing wrong and punish them to the full extent of the law no matter how big and powerful their real masters were.
Corruption probes rooting out corporate wrongdoing & putting an end to the business as usual thumbing of noses at the law, and demanding actions be taken violating the rights of people globally to appease them.
Perhaps Senator McCain should take a look at all of the data his top people have already allowed to be exposed.
Perhaps the idea of getting the governments house in order should proceed any discussion of suspending constitutional and legal rights because terrorism.
Once they manage to protect the data they already have, they might want to look at all of the influence being sold on both sides of the aisle that seems to run counter to what is actually best for the people they allegedly represent.
They might want to look at how lead companies spent $750k to buy laws to keep from being sued by people their product hurt well after the dangers were known.
They might want to look at how the net worth of Congress people seems to jump up crazily on the alleged pittance we pay them, they they complain they can't live on to people making under $8 an hour.
They might want to expose how corrupt the system is, and actually take steps to kill off corruption & punish those on both sides profiting from it.
Perhaps the school needs to attach a legal notice to each threat letter laying out how the common threats aren't true.
It would also probably be beneficial to send copies of the threats to the courts & legislators and ask them is this how the intended things to work. Allowing companies to make threats against people not convicted of any crime while demanding money so their house doesn't mysteriously burn down... one would think given the historical actions they've taken against the Mob to stop this sort of thing, they wouldn't just pass a law to codify a new Mob shaking down people over threats.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Hansmeir should welcome prosecution
Then you definitely don't want to look at the recent coverage of the Wounded Warrior Project.
My 5% number might be to low, but there are charities where 10% 'helps' and 90% pays the board. It is a big enough problem where there are websites that review the paperwork and rates them on how well they serve the cause vs serving themselves.
How much glue do you have to sniff before posting pookie?
They seeded material creating 'infringement' so they could profit from it. They lied to courts. They pissed me off, and that should be a crime.
Now if you had bothered to actually read the order, it is a stipulated agreement... meaning if he tries to appeal it it will fall on deaf ears and that would shatter the agreement and the rest of the book daddys influence kept from hitting him would fall with great speed.
It wouldn't be 4 years before he could try to play lawyer again, allegedly the crimes he admitted to and accepted responsibility for should terminate any shot of being on the bar in MN ever again.
You really should pick your battles better, perhaps you want to tell us why the former Ohio mayor being held for raping a 4yr old for multiple years was right to say it was the victims fault because she allowed it.
Go sniff some more glue and tell yourself that Pretenda wasn't extortion enabled by the federal courts.
Sometimes people are supposed to be an example of whats wrong with the world.
Pretenda taught the world about the darkside of copyright trolling and some small changes are happening.
Now they are showing us how ripe for abuse ADA litigation is and then we can make changes to fix that.
I await their reports on how Federal prisons could be improved.
Team Pretenda told everyone what a bad bad man I was, I still point out I've never shaken down senior citizens. Unlike many lawyers I've crossed paths with, I have ethics & rules I follow. Pretty sad when the guy with the trendy avatar (with a penchant for swearing) is thought of better than an entire profession.
Notice the ADA lawsuits are always filed in the name of the individual AND what I am guessing is Hans's nonprofit. As we've learned some nonprofit charities can spend as little as 5% on causes and eat the rest in administration fees.
The trust she was in control of where assets were shifted to to make Hans look penniless... It was a shoebox in the closet stuffed with hundreds of thousands of dollars.
She is going to ride this one all the way to the end. They stole millions, lied to courts, and not a single criminal indictment yet. And lets not forget that sometimes when you have a powerful parent who can pull strings to smooth the poor wayward childs way, you can think it'll always work.
I'm all for people remaining anonymous (looks at his name) but his trite response had all the depth of the standard astroturf.
The standard rallying cry that (insert tech thing here) owes us money for using our pipes has been around for a while. The dipshit who started it still hasn't put his money where his mouth is to pay Google's bandwidth bill for 1 month.
Rather than challenge the alleged ISP owner to fill in the blanks, its much more satisfying to shatter the claims and turn them right back around. I don't see ISPs paying Netflix for getting consumers to get more expensive plans to keep up with streaming.
Setting it in Alaska was to leave them an out, because Alaska can be very remote and costs there are not anything like what we see in 95% of the country. They might be using a very expensive microwave relay system or bad satellite link system that has its own costs and issues where they actually need fairness in bandwidth use. But using that as the basis for why the monopoly players keep screwing multiple cities & states with the empty claims of fairness and not admitting it is a cash grab shouldn't fly.
I've found its always best to answer with the details, debunk the stupid they owe me claims, and sometimes finish with telling them to go fsck themselves if they really annoyed me. This one wasn't smart enough to piss me off, I was more offended by the braintrust who posted a series of personal attacks, more than likely to create the illusion we just shout people with different ideas down.
I await for the charges to be piled into the stratosphere, to make sure no one else would dare do this. And then they will go back to how they've always done things, secure that threats of a lifetime in jail will keep someone from making them look like fools again.
Even after this, anyone want to bet that these same holes exist? There might be a secret word required now, but how hard is it to get the dogs name?
Security through obscurity not working? Try security through insane sentencing minimums.
How much have you paid to Netflix for creating their business? They create demand for your product and you haven't contributed anything while enjoying the benefits.
Unlimited usage is not the only option, but offering 'high speed' service that can hit the cap in 3 days of continuous use and then trigger hundreds of dollars of 'overage' charges isn't the right answer either.
What is required is honesty, and your case is different than ATT/COMCAST. Taking state subsidies while ignoring connecting or repairing lines to force people on to higher cost more limited options. Imposing caps to force customers off of DSL onto the 'all new fiber network' (that is still delivered on the same copper at the end). Pretending that Google owes them money for using their pipes, that were already paid for by customers. Bandwidth is not this super limited super expensive resource that only a few people are abusing hurting others. (Conditions may apply in AK & HI). They charge more for people who use more, yet offer nothing to people who use less, while claiming it is all about fairness. They manage to transmit their own video offerings for free across their networks, but somehow Netflix is harder to deliver. Use of the internet has been growing for a very long time, and yet they managed to put very little into maintaining or expanding their network to handle the demand. They took BILLIONS in subsidies to bring broadband to places they wouldn't otherwise serve... funny many of those places are still high and dry... and face laws keeping them from developing their own systems. They get concessions and deals predicated on offering low cost access to poor people... and make sure next to no one can qualify to get it... but they can pay full price & get hooked up. They want consumers to pay to not have their traffic spied on and get more ads inserted... costing more bandwidth pushing them to the cap quicker.
How much infrastructure would half of the bonuses paid the the CEO's of ATT & Comcast have created?
Alaska is a unique situation because it is remote raising costs for the network, but why someone in a major city is facing a 150gb cap on a 3mb line makes no sense.
Not shocking really, part of it seems to be stupidity and part seems to be malicious.
Remember back with me to the Hotfile trial. Hotfile had given one studio super access to kill infringing things of their property.
They immediately were taking down other studios works, things with matching names but not their content, and programs they just didn't like.
They did this repeatedly while still complaining Hotfile wasn't doing enough... yet Hotfile was living up to their DMCA requirements and this access was supposed to solve the issue.
There needs to be real penalties for bad takedowns, it is the only way the will improve. We have to pay a price when they fuck up and remove content they don't own, its time they have to bear their own costs. Stupid should hurt, and given how stupid many of these takedowns are even a nominal fee would hurt quite a bit.