When everyone that lands on some kind of "blacklist" isn't able to protect its own machine, then we might assume that their machines are soon part of some botnet, making everyone else less secure. Stupid gits.
Of course, that is assuming that AV products really work.
"Content ID has claimed millions of videos and is responsible for over a billion dollars in revenue so copyright holders love it."
Well, judging by the amount of people who had their self-made videos, of which they are the copyright holders, taken down, because of baseless accusations and misbehaving robots, I very much doubt most copyright holders love it.
Re: IP is all the US has left, that is why it is so important
The only thing we have left is IP.
No, you've got even more IP Protection.
Just about all works of art produced until 1978 should be in the public domain, but aren't. So you're inflating the amount of works artificially with extending law.
And all software patents are actually illegally granted, because software is math. So you're also inflating the amount of patents by granting patents on math, obvious things and 4000 year old technology (slide to unlock..).
And judging by TPP, TTIP etc., your biggest export also seems to be protectionist laws.
Re: Whatever else, Range had no clue about his job description
"represents an intolerable encroachment on the independence of the judiciary"
This, by the way, is the same Range that had no problem NOT investigating the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst, the German equivalent of the CIA) for treason, even though there is pretty hard evidence the BND acted against Germany by colluding with the NSA. And the person who told him not to investigate was of course the very same Maas.
In that case it apparently wasn't "intolerable encroachment".