Wow, I remember that song. back when it came out, all the radio stations played it zillions of times. Not quite as ridiculously over-played as that horrible thing from Titanic, but... yeah.
Despite that, between the singer's tendency to mumble and the intelligible parts being a big jumble of word salad, no matter how many times I heard it I never did attain the slightest idea of what the song is actually about, beyond "gimme your heart, make it real, or else forget about it."
There we have it, folks, the DMCA in all its glory, working as designed.
There's a reason why, in any other context, the law requires the accused to be treated as innocent until proven guilty. Look at the long history of DMCA takedowns being used for censorship (as designed!) to see what happens when we turn that important piece of jurisprudence on its head.
This is why we need to repeal the DCMA and replace it with something sane.
Among other things, L# enables its users to abuse LoL by allowing them to, for example, see hidden information
There's your trouble right there.
The #1 rule of any public-facing client/server system: never trust the user! If the client has information that the player should not be able to see, you're doing it wrong, so don't complain when they make use of the information you gave them. It's your own fault.
Unfortunately, Sci-Hub supporters invoke academic freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of scientific inquiry, and encouraging universal access to the results of scientific research to justify the theft of intellectual property. Such rationalizations do not in my opinion justify providing public encouragement for unquestionably illegal activity to institutions and the scholarly communication system.
Intellectual property is not the point of copyright; it's the mechanism of copyright, the means it uses to accomplish its purpose, which is to encourage people to create useful things and bring them to the public domain.
When a mechanism starts doing things that run counter to its purpose, we declare it "broken" and either throw it out or take it to a specialist to repair it.
Still, AT&T consistently gets to pay settlements that are likely only a small fraction of the money collected over the years,
...which is why it keeps happening. This is why we need to pass the Crime Does Not Pay Act: Any company found to have profited from illegal business dealings must be fined a minimum of 100% of the gross revenue received from said illegal activity.
This is an interesting approach to dealing with DRM. I'm always a little wary of the need to go running to the government for help without other alternatives being exhausted first, but the letters do make a strong case that this is a longstanding problem that has not been solved through the marketplace.
Of course we need government to solve this problem; government created it! Bear in mind that, if you strip away the legal context and look purely at what DRM actually does, what you see is a hacking tool. If it were not for the DMCA specifically giving it legal validation and protection, deploying DRM would be a criminal act. (And those legal protections and validations being repealed would be an unambiguously good thing, but that's another matter...)
Having a census is important. But it should be clearly and directly limited to just that purpose. There should be no storage of names and addresses. There should only be storage of the final aggregate data.
...just like they've always done in... oh yeah, in no census ever.
However much of a problem it may be over the short term, personally identifiable data in census records makes for incredibly valuable historical documents. Just ask any historian or genealogist.
If this were a purely hypothetical problem, I might agree. But considering that there have already been multiple reports of predatory types using Pokemon Go to attract victims to assault/rob/rape/kill by camping at out-of-the-way stops, this seems like an eminently sensible step for Governor Cuomo to take.