We say weed is bad & will destroy the youth. Pay no attention to the real life examples of this not coming to pass... we saw Refer Madness, we know the truth.
We say that our expert with divining rods can accurately find the killer. Pay no attention to the fact he always points at who we tell him to point at, this is science.
Our system has safeguards against harming the innocent. Pay no attention to the sheer number of people freed after DNA testing showed they weren't the suspect, and for sure pay no attention to the Department of Justice not willing to make sure those wrongly convicted people are made whole and that prosecutors who railroaded minority suspects to prison face actual justice.
We are to busy prosecuting these terrorism cases the FBI has invented, whoever Hollywood tells us to crush, and do not have time to take on corporations who caused harm to millions... we need to send that 15 yr old with a joint to the joint FOR LIFE!
I swear our government officials are starting to behave more like out of touch grandparents who forward you messages else the bad luck get them & spend the holidays telling you the Prince will be sending the millions just as soon as they get another mortgage to pay the taxes.
Perhaps the problem is the public who can't imagine the police would ever do anything bad. A police union on the attack against a governor might hurt his reelection chances, so staying in office is the top priority.
We can just pretend that everything the cops steal was only from bad people who were going to do bad things, so bad they can't even bring charges against them once they steal the property.
People really need to get out of the bubble mentality of it'll never happen to me because I am a 'Good Person™' because you are 1 bank deposit or nice car a cop wants away from ending up in this nightmare system.
Dear CDPR, Please for the love of the FSM, fire your legal team. I am guessing that is who told you to totally needed to lock in the term in the EU. They are just trying to get billable hours in, and it is only costing you your good will with your consumers.
If you piss off your consumers, will the law firm buy your next game? (hopefully other than in a bankruptcy action because without fans, you fail.) Perhaps you think your prior good guys label is enough... Pepsi & United felt the same...
Big headlines, lots of soundbites, little effort. They could have ridden the good PR for a while.
Instead they violated the law, lied to a Judge (who should have known better). They are letting people who sought out CP, walk away rather than explain & allow discovery about the secret weapon. They are having cases shattered as courts look at what they did and can't find a way to twist their duty to defend the indefensible.
So lets see what we got out of this.
Wasted resources. Violation of rights. Production of NEW CP on their watch. People we would consider criminals are walking in droves. Some citizens will still blindly screech about those damn judges, ignoring that EVERYONE has rights.
So their crown jewel case is a giant turd, and heads should roll. We need to demand better & remind them to play by the rules or else.
It would have taken hardly any effort to get a warrant, yet they decided why bother? I'm sure the car maker would object to this idea that its their property, because the door to liability would swing open wide against them. People would claim that they should have made sure it was always working if the data wasn't there due to a failure.
Getting a warrant isn't a huge hassle, and in a majority of the times when they want to obtain data they should just to cover the bases. They spend so much time and effort trying to find ways to get around this because they find the rights citizens have to be bothersome.
The only time the police seem to support requiring warrants, is when one of their own is on the block & then they are very law and order to the letter of the law. Why should they expect better treatment than everyone should have?
Porn causes violence against women. Even if she is older, the male is always at fault. The courts should parent children.
Lets spin this another way. 2 kids decide to experiment with sex. Not bold enough to purchase condoms, they opted for sex that could not result in an oops baby. (Pretty smart) She displayed discomfort afterwards drawing the attention of parental figures who got her to admit what happened. Being the product of hysteria, not founded in reality about children & sexual experimentation, the police were called. The police found a suitable crime to arrest for. The police and DA listened intently to the young man, reliving their own teen years. The parent was still engaged in freakout so something must be done! A Judge who can't remember being a teen in anything but a hazy B&W movie that for some reason stars him as Amish & always respectful of his parents & the lord decides that the problem thats with a P and that mean PORN! Insanity prevails. Appeals court has to waste a shit-ton of time & money because parents can't parent.
What should have happened. Parents accepting that teens are STUPID & do stupid things. Forbidding them to see each other will end poorly, so in light of whats happened already they need to be supervised when together. Parents breathe sigh of relief they aren't going to be grand parents this early. Parents agree that this is kids being kids & perhaps it is past time to have the birds and bees talk with them. As no one is completely tripped out about putting people in jail, it isn't a forbidden thing that gets even more attention. Parents understand that kids will find a way and the responsible thing is to make sure when they do it they are prepared to be safe.
"The Court did throw potential future defendants a lifeline, however. If the Internet account holder does not know the name of the infringer, he or she is not obliged to monitor the Internet usage of other family members or to examine computers for the existence of file-sharing software."
How a letter with nothing more than an IP address as evidence get taken seriously?
But then this is Germany where they demanded a woman without a computer pay fines for a movie DLed on her connection because the idea that she would download a title that was graphic (iirc pro nazi type movie) shouldn't enter into it. Your connection your responsibility, even if you lacked the machine to have done it.
More proof of they are unable to try cases. If there might be any chance of losing, they worry about their reputations & bonuses more than the law.
Of course their targets are 'Bad People™' so they shouldn't enjoy the same protections as 'Good People™' under the law, despite that whole everyone is equal under the law thing.
Of course this is never a problem for 'Good People™' until someone decides they are a 'Bad People™' because they need another slam dunk conviction for their next bonus level. Then those newly minted 'Bad People™' are left wondering why the entire story wasn't told & why information was withheld and suppressed.
The system is failing. Its been failing for a while, and no one has the will to demand change because they fear soundbites about being soft on crime. The problem is its not very hard to tell the difference between the 'Good Guys™' and the alleged 'Bad Guys™' because some of that the 'Good Guys™' are doing things much worse than the 'Bad Guys™'.
"people don't have a right to use the service. The operator can change the user agreement at will" So you can sell them something & then change it as they wish. So you say something mean about Ford online so they can change the agreement and take back the tires? They can remove the software that handles the drive by wire controls? You don't have a right to use that because someone at Ford got pissy?
Someone who has paid you to use the service has every right to use that service, and pretending that this owner isn't a childish fuck who just tanked his company is a joke.
I expect to see more people returning the devices because the idea that this idiot can have a bad day and remove the server at a whim leaving you with nothing... well played.
I doubt the terms and conditions say, if you leave a toxic review we'll cut you off, and even if it did the courts have ruled these sorts of clauses are unenforceable.
The item is a brick, it has been blocked from functioning as it was advertised as working. Not for lack of payment, not because the company went under, but because someone got butthurt.
Of course the company might come crashing down because there are going to be a flurry of returns & some retail channels will say no thanks to carrying the product because its to much of a hassle to deal with.
Congress, doing everything our corporate sponsors need done.
We can't have real people providing oversight that our contributors feel MIGHT be bad for them. Just because its been run like crap & they lied all the time is no reason to allow it to be fixed. We need to make them unanswerable to any oversight, because then we can truly embrace the corporate law.
It is a pity that Congress has no idea what copyright is, instead believing those paid to expand it to the detriment of the public who suffers when the terms are extended to protect imaginary profits.
The court should make the RMCP produce a report about what was gained from winning this stupid case. The court should then bludgeon the RCMP with it repeatedly.
This strikes me as the same sort of thinking behind the ZOMG make Apple unlock the phone, because it might contain cyberbombs to kill us allllll!!!!!!!! Oh wait, there was nothing useful.... but we paid a pretty penny to learn that.