Never mind we are more likely to suffer outages because of the practices of utilities and their own unpreparedness (and lack of updating design) for problems. Did i say more likely? Oh, wait, it actually happens.
Never mind someone breaking into a SCADA system to shut things off. (But do remind me why any of these things, again, are connected to public networks.) And the actual consequence here is... what, exactly? Possibly some larger areas could be affected at the same time? That doesn't really make things worse, it just kind of sucks for more people.
And what, pray tell, is the government supposed to do about it after the fact? Keep a billion generators in warehouses and truck them out afterward and hook them up to various neighborhoods?
Whether or not the government goes after someone leaking information (whether it is for the government's fun and profit, or if it is whistle-blowing (protected!lol, as if) and exposing corruption and illegal activity) has zero to do with the legality of said leak.
Never mind we already have cases of numerous insiders and "former" insiders leaking information (for sex, or books, or whatever), which is totes cool, because it wasn't their intent to expose bullshit. But every single case of someone openly leaking to the public, when they have nothing to gain and everything to lose, is a national security issue, completely illegal, and performed by traitors of the first order.
I really don't think there is much in the way of nuance here. Secret laws, secret interpretations, and secret courts are already wrong, and their secret trash is pretty much irrelevant to the conversation.
Moreover, one has to consider the plus sides of copyright , such as the ability for artists and creators to either get paid for their work in selling it piecemeal, or in selling the rights to it wholesale to others.
Except for the one made celebrities by the old system, they aren't being fairly compensated, or at all, while the publishers continue to rake in the cash. (And even the celebrity ones are fairly well scammed.)
Nina's problem I think is that she has never been on the other side with a product people widely pirate,
It's funny, i still have yet to see it shown where a creator of a highly copied work is suffering damage from the copying. Or whichever company has the right to produce the authorized copies. Very little copying which constitutes infringement is potentially lost sales. If you are referring to actual pirates (people making money by making copies for sale, that is a whole other game which never even actually gets discussed anymore because... it isn't important enough to make the news, i guess.
They like the authority, the power - why don't they want to be on TV? It's rather natural for that type in most other professions. And they certainly make a display of themselves in public. And never have any trouble releasing video if it is in their interest, or for kicks.
Oh, and here i was going to say i enjoyed the colors
Always loved the design here, and i rather enjoyed the newer bit of green on the pages. My eyesight is not getting any better, but i like the buttons in the comments, too. (But then, i am not subject to protanopy or any other visual problems.)
Of course, a user choice could be provided from a few CSS. Handy anywhere, but few sites do it.
Fines don't fix anything for any victims, which is another problem. But really, fines for business when one out of a million is taken to court and actually has a judgement against it, should be damaging. Fines should hurt. And really, some of the behaviors for which companies might be fined, they actually should be incarcerated by some method. Particularly since, hey, they are fooken persons, right?
Oh, it isn't secret from large stakeholder companies. They write it. But that's why the public and any vestiges of the government which have at least some public interest at heart are not allowed to see it.
They can also stop other people from selling their stock through Amazon, because reasons.
They can also be called out on their bullshit, whether they stock a competitive product or not. People may also freely analyze and comment on stupid business practices. I know these concepts are extremely new and disruptive, as is publishing such commentary, but in time the world will grow accustomed to it.
It doesn't matter if Chafftez was caught peeing on a basket full of kittens. It's irrelevant to what the SS was caught at.
Now if Chafftez tries to use this incident to deflect from something he was doing wrong, what the SS did would be irrelevant. And Techdirt isn't playing that game. (Techdirt is really quite good about that.)
Have you ever looked at an update log, where over the course of a few hours the OS bogs itself looking at the system and the update server for updates, then fails because the server can't cough up the updates for some reason? It's a giant mess of repetitive insanity, happening over and over because the OS is so damn clever.
How this ends up slowing the system is beyond stupid. And that's just WUpdate.
Ah, and never mind the joys of creating an online account to log into your local system. More fun when that fails repeatedly. And then there are upgrades and updates that fail and make a mess all over a clean install. Go figure.