all of which, except for the last item of course, are things any server receives as a matter of course while transacting ordinary business.
Mike points out that this is not a one off: They decline to fill orders where the goal is overtly and publicly political, independent of content. Your examples don't really make sense, in that context.
"Allowing corporations to keep control over what end users who purchase their products do"
They aren't "controlling" what he does with his blocks, and they haven't tried to. They simply refused to sell to him.
If they had sent him a ridiculous legal threat telling him how he could or couldn't use blocks he had purchased, you'd have a point, but they didn't.
Whatever hope LEGO had of minimizing the political impact of Weiwei's art has been dashed by its own actions.
I don't think they wanted to "minimize the political impact" of his work; I think the point was to keep the public image of the company politically neutral. If he gets them from a third party, he gets the make his art, and they have it on record that it wasn't officially sanctioned by the company. Win-win.
Not only are you factually wrong regarding automatic copyright, but also off-topic. The issue before the court was not whether or not the photo was covered by copyright (it was), but what terms it was licensed under.
I recall that it's already become one of the most infamous and obviously evil Supreme Court cases of all time, on par with the Dred Scott
Yes, a ruling stating that the government cannot stop groups of people from expressing their political opinions close to an election is "evil" and "on par" with a ruling stating that black people can't be citizens.
Well, that depends on where and when you say it. If it was on Facebook (as in the original story), you'd be in the clear. Say it when a cop pulls you over, and there's a good chance they might just "fear for their life" and have to put 12 rounds into you.
kim dotcom can send his lawyers to fight in in court
I know it's asking way too much of the mouthbreathing bootlickers who infest this comment section, but if you had exercised any reading comprehension whatsoever, you'd have processed that the government is trying to prevent him from even challenging the civil forfeiture in court.
While the idea of what a self-driving car should do is no doubt an important question to philosophers, in practical terms, the market is going to pick one, and I guarantee you it isn't going to be the one the promises to sacrifice the lives of you and your family to algorithmic utilitarianism.
I noticed the other day that a mis-typed domain name popped up my ISP's obnoxious "Couldn't find that site, so here are some ads instead" page whereas my traffic should have been flowing entirely through my VPN. A quick trip to my VPN software settings fixed the issue.