Well they work for the public, one wonders if a news reporter could show up with some of the test kits & a camera.
Backed into a corner they would submit to the testing, because otherwise the idea they have something to hide jumps to the forefront. And seeing some doughnut reside showing positive for meth or something, might make them have to question the results.
While it would be nice to see all of them facing jail time from the same system, seeing how bad these tests are & trying to justify their continued use on camera would be fun.
From the same parent corporation that sends out 6 strikes notices... (IIRC)
"We would like to assure you that MarkMonitor in no way condones censorship, nor does it intentionally take any action that would result in same. Our actions focus on enforcing brand infringements on behalf of our clients and acting in their best interests. In this case, the site in question came into our result set erroneously but the process we have with the search engines ensured that it was not taken down and is still live now."
It is only intentional if a human looks at it, so we hide behind the shittiness of our system.
'Brand Infringement' - where is that in copyright law? Perhaps you are trying to misuse copyright laws to try to enforce trademarks? Given the 'quality' of your notices...
'site in question came into our result set erroneously but the process we have with the search engines' You mean the process that the search engine had to create because they are buried until billions of shitty takedown requests because you get paid by volume not quality?
"That doesn't mean it invented windows-based graphical user interfaces (because it did not)."
Nope they built OS/2 and took what they learned in the process. See Also: Video of Young Bill Gates 'We here at Microsoft believe that 0S/2 is the operating system of the 90's' (paraphrased from memory)
So does this make the case that a copyright doesn't encourage people to keep creating and rather attempt to use the copyright to alter the world to fit their narrative. Someone who obviously had some talent, the devoted all of their intellect to stake out and 'protect' EMAIL from the idea that 1 outdated program is the same as the basic concept of exchanging messages. Nothing is to far, from claiming it is a racist plot to shitting on the memory of people who built the foundations that 1 shitty program wouldn't exist without.
Siva Ayyadurai invented a program, not a concept. Siva Ayyadurai is a thin skinned liar, hoping to hold onto the singular high point of his life. Siva Ayyadurai is a charlatan hocking a crappy book based on his single imaginary claim to fame. Siva Ayyadurai probably has night terrors that somewhere someone says email and doesn't think of him.
"responsibility to investigate all crimes involving officers."
So who is going to investigate the Chief? It is obvious that pushing the law to 'protect' the image of what clearly is a corrupt department should result in deep investigation.
The I was just following orders defense should provide no cover, there are some fundamental freedoms spelled out clearly in Canada and skirting those issues to protect the department might explain why there was information on corruption to report on.
This is the dark downside to all of these laws they swore we needed to be safe, they will be used in ways no one finds acceptable. With unlimited power & no oversight protecting the programs will be the top priority, while ignoring what they claimed it was all about.
And lions will lay down with lambs, and it will be anarchy!!!
Perhaps it is time to stop allowing corporations to maintain rights to property they sell you. They reserve all of these rights and protections, yet bear none of the burdens if things go wrong.
Using laws like this isn't what ever was intended, but has grown out of the politicians giving extra super special consideration for IP. Copyright law can be used to keep researchers from exposing that devices are fatally flawed, the only benefit there is protecting the corps for having done nothing to protect their customers.
We have to beg & plead for the right to peek inside how things we own operate, yet we aren't paying lower prices or getting any benefits.
The public is the long forgotten part of the copyright equation, its well past time that it actually benefits us and not a few corporations who want to claw more cash out of a mouse cartoon. The public domain has been barren for far to long, as corporations refuse to let go and find new content. It is easier to remake something to keep it locked up than have to find new things that might grow out of a thriving public domain.
Perhaps the game plan was to just beat us down to the point where we no longer care that both sides have put up shitty candidates we just will vote and pray that it stops.
Of course, its not going to stop because politics has turned into a zero sum game where you have to destroy the other guy and salt the ground.... forgetting you needed that ground to feed yourself. As your enemies burn you laugh not noticing how hot your getting as well.
I just did they 'meep' and they looped it so they could pay me less.
In 10 years a parent wants to show their kid a game they loved as a child, but the memory will be different because they didn't get the super duper extension in the contract for the voices, so they have to apply a patch removing the original voices and replacing them with computer generated voices that are tuned to not even be close to the original sound.
The 'my creations should support me forever' mentality is spreading... I blame the lawyers.
If you want higher fees for VO work, negotiate them... but let the concept of you read a script that someone else wrote, to fit the actions someone else spent months programming, someone else crafted the characters... and somehow you are the only one who should get paid royalties...
Also figure out that the computer is getting much closer to human voice with all of the emotion, your contribution could be replaced with a very small shell script.
I wonder if the FCC has the power to ask why with the billions looted from the Universal Service Fund, there are some people who can't even get dialup.
One would think with billions that there would be a common tier of service available to everyone, rather than money being spent to make sure these beneficiary's of a system to promote connecting everyone aren't passing laws to lock people out of being connected.
Perhaps if we demanded that Congress people are limited to the lowest available tier of service in their districts, they might take notice how those they allegedly serve aren't being served. Imagine what they might think if they had to live like us mere mortals who don't get the special Congresscritter rates & services.