If Uber is forced to suddenly take thousands of employees on board, along with the added expenses and liabilities such a move would entail,
The expenses of becoming a "traditional company" and those up-front costs of finding ways out of those expenses like "traditional companies". Then they can become a mega-corp and incur the expenses of buying politics to lower expenses and make law as they see fit.
Imagine all the employment opportunities and economic growth that entails!
It's news here regardless of of what any Republican news-milking agendas there might be, and whatever angle other news media has on this, and whatever anyone else did wrong, because she is the next person to be doing this incredibly stupid thing. There is a fair bit of history of people doing it wrong or intentionally playing games before or after the fact. As was noted about members of the Bush administration doing so quite on purpose (where there was much whining about what should be archived by the government or subject to FOIA requests, because dumbasses trying to be clever don't realize (or care) the email they sent using Google or whatever is still sitting in their mail client's sent box and quite possibly in the archived user mailboxes on the government computers and servers).
It would be in the news here, very likely, even if most of the rest of the media universe had ignored it, once it was discovered. You can make a claim of partisanship in some cases as a counter-argument to some statements made elsewhere (and maybe in the comments here), but that isn't what techdirt is about, and that claim isn't a counter to anything in the article.
And just plain sucking, for those who seem to insist these thing are just fine and not a problem human cultures at all. Which very well could be most of them.
But it's probably more of the "moral rights" idiocy, where people think they actually made money off sounding like something someone else did. Once someone pointed it out and whined loudly. Because Ghost Busters sounded like Huey Lewis or some shit. Just like great whacking chunks of any music will sound like something else if one looks long enough.
Like the Constitution. Which we can venerate with religious fervor while violating it and inventing history to claim certain intents of those distant gods with the ridiculous name of Founding Fathers. Cherry-pick, revise history, and lie à la carte, whatever is convenient at the moment.
It's what Jeb is doing, make shit up and see what sticks. An awful lot seems to stick long enough for these guys to get their way. I'm sure Clinton will say something equally idiotic. One-upsmanship is very popular in the partisan circles.
Domain names. Second level domains at the very least, but some in the example already include a third level domain. Saying "top level domains" makes it sound like the MPAA is asking Google to take down results for anything, e.g., in com, org, ru, or ch.
It may seem picky, but it's a defined term, and specific. "Entire domains" or "domain names" would probably cover the intent here.
I think you've discovered the perfect alignment. Many cops seem to like putting high-velocity holes in things. Many doughnuts need holes. Now we just need to find out what sort of customer enjoys a delivery service that enters their location suddenly with a tank and seizes the cost of their order.
According to Facciola, magistrate judges who allow technological advances to pass them by aren't doing the public any favors by not staying current. ... Investigative work now involves -- almost exclusively -- more ethereal methods.
Ethereal became Wireshark in 2006. Come on, now. :P