That's what I did. But it's clear it's just money-grabbing. I got a parking ticket on that place a few months before after midnight. The back of the indicative signs is black and there was no indication (ie: the yellow strips on the ground) the street was 2-way so I was wrong. Then weird tickets started coming. I've appealed 3 of them already after over 10 years of no ticket whatsoever. Suspicious, no? On the last appeal I asked for a through audit of my case.
We have something here (that seems to apply to the US) called "public faith". This principle 'dresses' the Government with an additional layer of trust sometimes effectively inverting the burden of proving guilty into proving innocent, a much harder requirement.
Case point: I've received a ticket for parking in a forbidden place recently but at the time I (and my car) was about 150km away. I managed to produce evidence the ticket was wrong (road tolls via those electronic tags) but it was out of sheer luck. Then it happened again in a street I actually left my car but the ticket says my car was 100m ahead of the actual place. Needless to say, the place my car was is allowed while the place the ticket says it was is not. I can't prove this one wrong so now I take pictures of my car along with the place and other details, all time stamped, to be able to prove my innocence.
These traffic tickets are clearly being used as money generators here. The Government must be very restricted on how to use the money. It must never remain in the agency/office that generated them (let alone the same Govt branch) and there must be easy and available mechanisms for recovery or appealing.
That's what I thought. Even if you completely block somebody harassing you online the thing may become very physical. But then you can call the police if the threats online are overboard. Twitter has nothing to do with it (other than maybe providing details from the user if served with a valid warrant).
Yes! If you don't like the guy stalking you on the streets don't use the streets! Awesome idea! If somebody is actively harassing you on some very valuable speech platform just stop using it! Brilliant!
First it is not a ban. And it will happen again with the new account. So the person can make as many accounts as he/she wants, the end result will be the same. You don't ban them, you just give them their own world.
But the more difficult problem to deal with is all the botters who only bot with stolen accounts and use the resources they gather with the stolen account to sell back to players for real money.
Move both the bots and the accounts benefited from the bot activity to the server mentioned above. As for account hacking this is another issue that can be dealt with by helping people get better with security (ie: multi-factor authentication) and timely responses to hacking events. And moving the accounts that benefit from the hacked ones to said cheat server.
If they should be able to sue for anything it should be for facilitating the disruption of service to their real clients
I don't think this is either a crime or a civil matter that can be taken to the courts. Maybe abusing the CFAA?
I do agree that cheaters are annoying but banning them won't solve. In this case and on Pokémon Go you can compare accuracy and evolution with an average and simply move the cheaters to another realm. It's simple math. I'm not saying it's a piece of cake to implement but it's surely better than twisting copyright laws to deal with the problem.
This sounds like a good idea. It reminds some karma systems on some sites where you start with a lot of restrictions but as you participate you get 'points' or 'karma' and you unlock further functionalities. Not a perfect system, can be gamed but it helps a ton.
I do think things like Russian propaganda zombie army or a determined troll would still be able to go through most barriers but it would be much harder and even after breaking all barriers said troll would risk being blocked by everyone leaving him effectively alone. As I mentioned about the cheaters in online games: let them play with themselves.
Things like that are what made me change my stance from supporting some copyright to advocating for the total abolishment of it. There's no way any copyright system will be fair as long as you have big corporations and not the collective composed by the artists and the public dictating how the laws will be made.
I was thinking about it these days when Niantic was dealing with the cheating in Pokemon Go. These cheats can be detected otherwise they would not be suing. So if it can be detected why not automatically isolate the cheaters in a special server? Ie: on Pokemon go, there's clearly a limit to how much a human being can walk around, catch pokemon and so on. Get the ones that go far beyond that average limit and put them in an special server so they can be all cheate-y among themselves. Once they realize they'll be isolated from the rest no matter how many accounts they make they will either stop cheating or love it and keep cheating because sometimes it is fun (invulnerability in GTA while you just hack around the military is always fun for instance).
It was actually a general message but I did misunderstand you so my apologies. I think physical locks (dumb ones) have physical limitations to how secure they can get (remember at the very last you can blow up the thing) so it's kind of different from security in connected stuff.