They are getting away too easy. Why not attach conditions to keep EFF and defendants on equal footing - waive the 'no standing' defense in return - reverse the burden of evidence. The DOJ can still decide if that is a price worth paying, of if they can find a way to preserve the evidence after all - run any search the EFF may want to run, and preserve any data that may result - turn over to the court very detailed metadata of the data destroyed (quantity, origin, data stored, reason stored, legal basis for storing, ...) - order storage of representative samples, i.e., keep x% data selected in a statistically meaningful way
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Stop picking on the guy! Totally not justified! His post on Popehat makes it perfectly clear that the accusations are ridiculous: - "[he has not] "shacked up" in a motel with a so-called "notorious furry. - [he has] not hired any sex workers. [and he hopes they will] stop being such fucking liars about important people. - [he does] not have a "drug problem." [which is a ridiculous accusation anyway, since Arden is] fortunate to be affluent, to have friends, and to know many people in the criminal justice system. - [he has] not accepted cash in low denominations for political favors, as has been claimed. That's ridiculous.
[And please note that] Interns hallucinate and are prone to sudden unconsciousness. It's a thing. You can Google it."
The government has arrived at a crossroad where they can either own up to what happened, clean out the rotten apples and rebuild what used to be great institutions, or continue meddling further into the quagmire they have worked themselves into. The State Department seems to have made their decision.
... and after all this, ASCAP gets to keep the original rate of 1.85 %? No damages, no fine, no compensation.
A kid downloads a single MP3 file worth 50 cents, and pays $160.000 just to teach him respect for the law, and the guys who break all sorts of laws and agreements on a massive, commercial scale get no sanction at all? They'll be stupid not to do it again!
It would appear that armed police are terrorists, too: "(3) The use or threat of action falling within subsection (2) which involves the use of firearms or explosives is terrorism whether or not subsection (1)(b) is satisfied."
Judge Korman, you scare me! Who, if not you, will draw the lines for the ones breaking the law?
Many crimes could be prevented if people were more careful - less reveling dress might reduce the likelihood of rape, avoiding dangerous areas might prevent robbery, not wearing your Rolex outside your home reduces the probability of theft. But a careless victim does not justify rape, robbery or theft. And the contents of a laptop should have no influence whatsoever on the legality of a border search.
If it did, you could use your own arguments to even justify murder: "the individual [walking a dark alley at night] is on notice that certain types of [incidents] are likely to be made, his privacy is less invaded by [someone shooting them in the back]."
>> 'I will sell you classified information for something of value.' At this stage, the value might actually be to US companies! Right now, any non-US company loosing a bidding competition to a US company for oil rights, mining rights or selling things is in a good position to challenge the outcome suggesting the US competitor might have had an unfair advantage due to support by the NSA - the current assumption is the NSA listens to everything and anybody (except for terrorists, maybe, given the NSA's track record in not catching them ...).
Unless the NSA or the US government decide to turn on transparency, Edward Snowden might be the only person with the information and credibility to narrow down the scope ...
Why stop at artists? Fuel stations, parking lots, road builder, traffic cops - without cars, they could not exist. It is only fair for them to pay part of their income back to the car industry. Or banks - a single cent 'gratitude tax' back to Goldman Sachs every time a dollar is spent might even prevent the next banking crisis. Small price to pay!