Amazing how the U.S. Government's DOJ will flout even a judges ruling to get what they want. First Judge does his job and tells the DOJ point blank your request is to broad, ain't going to happen.
Does the DOJ narrow their scope to follow the law? Nope, they just play spin the wheel and go to a different judge in a different jurisdiction to get what they want.
It's painfully obvious how out of control law enforcement connected to the U.S. Government is and the tactics they will use to deceive the court and those who they are trying to get information from, all while misleading the courts and outright lying to Judges.
And once again this is why if your a defendant, you will be hard pressed to get a fair trial when the DOJ outright leaves out things in disclosure and misleads the court to effect their case.
Long gone are the days when you are innocent until proven guilty, now it's your guilty unless you can prove your innocence.
" In a criminal trial, the burden of proof is on the government. Defendants do not have to prove their innocence. Instead, the government must provide evidence to convince the jury of the defendant's guilt. "
Yes this is what is supposed to take place, but it hasn't been like this for a long long time now. Now it's your guilty until you can prove your innocent.
We have the U.S. Government and State prosecutors who routinely hide and fail to disclose how evidence was obtained, fail to provide full disclosure to defendants and their counsel, and Law Enforcement who right out mislead the court to get warrants for searches and surveillance.
Their is no right to a fair trial anymore, the Government obliterated that years ago. Judge Rakoff knows this is becoming more prevalent and didn't like that the committee he was on to ignore what the DOJ didn't want coming to light.
That just proves what most of us already know is that the deck is stacked against your from the start. It's amazing how people's rights are being eroded further and further.
Oh great thanks! Now Chris Dodd is going to be on the next flight out to the Kuerig plant to brainstorm with their product development team to figure out how to get this functionality into DVD Screeners
Someone wants to do the right thing for once, and that's a good thing, it's too bad others will only see this type of cooperation as a threat to the protection of having their revenue stream threatened.
Another day a different government using it's spy agency to spy on foreign and domestic communications.
With all revelations lately of what different governments around the world are doing to spy on citizens and non citizens of their respective countries, I would be of the belief that you may as well assume that where ever you go, count on any form of communication you use to be hoovered up in said countries dragnet.
While I am sure they will say they are only looking to scoop up conversation of bad entities there is no way they can nor would they want to filter out communications of little billy and grandma discussing what he wants for his birthday.
While I am sure said government will state they have no interest in those types of conversations, they aren't saying they won't be grabbing them either.
It's just amazing now how the privacy we all thought we once had is almost non existent now, and these revelations just bring forward how much our right to privacy has been eroded and how the governments employing these methods will fight to keep their citizens from knowing the truth.
I am amazed at how Darconian the IOC will go to make it seem that everyone wants the Olympics in there city, if you ever have seen the contractual language in an IOC agreement, you'd think the copyright trolls looked like amateurs compared to the IOC.
The Olympics long ago stopped being about the sport and are about how much you will fork over to the IOC to have the privilege to host the Olympics in your city.
I won't even get into all of the bribes that IOC officials take in during the selection process. Ever wonder what happens to all the money that a city gives the IOC or the money they make from networks to be an official broadcaster, or the money from merchandising?
It doesn't go to the athletes, it doesn't go to countries that participate to help their sports programs and further the sport and to help the athletes.
Nope that cash stays gets distributed to key officials in the IOC coffers. The IOC is crooked as they come in my opinion
The TV Networks hate Dish Hopper because they fear what may come if Dish Hoppe is successful with those who buy the units so they don't have to sit thru crappy ad's to watch their shows.
The Netwroks fear this will create a boomerang effect that if Dish Hopper is successful with those who buy it, that the success of it wiil move to a set top box for outside of Dish Network that could be used for T.V. service from Telco and Cable providers and diminish their ability in regards to rates they charge for advertising.
The Networks will stop at nothing to make sure they hang on to what has been a very profitable revenue stream for them. Look for them to keep up the fight thru other avenues much like this one on the basis for copyright inringement.
I like hearing the Copyright Trolls and their friendS at the MPAA & RIAA repeating the same old mantra of how copyright infringement is killing their business and plundering their profits.
They just want to go back to the old day's where they controlled distribution and how you got the media they produced. They do not want to have to give anyone a cut of the profits.
Before you had no choice but to get your media from sources where Hollywood controlled the distribution and they plain out f-ing hate that.
Hollywood has poured a ton of money into the White House to get the rules shifted back their way to try and get the profits flowing back their way.
When cassette tapes came out they said that copying would be the death of them, they said the same with VHS and Beta, and governments went and put takes on to that media to compensate them, and this has occurred every time technology has advanced and every time we have heard Hollywood say "woe is me".
Copyright troll lawsuits are not about protection of their copyrighted work and brand, it isn't about protecting their works, it is about revenue generation and always has been.
It has been about money and always will be about money, it's not about copyright enforcement, it is about revenue, and they see it as another avenue for revenue.
Ferguson round three. Law enforcement agencies sure seem to think they are above any laws they swore an oath to uphold.
It would seem more than ever that Law Enforcement agencies from the federal, to the state, to the cities and towns feel empowered to break any laws they see fir with impunity and there will be no consequences at all to them.
And Law enforcement say's it is the citizens who are out of control and have no respect for them. I disagree, it is law enforcement who have no respect for the citizens nor the laws they swore and oath to uphold.
And you read it right, because that is exactly what seems to have taken place. It seems that everyone on the law enforcement side does not want what was told to the people on that Grand Jury to come out.
From the very beginning of Brown's shooting, the Law Enforcement side of the incident has taken a very proactive stance at keeping how the incident took place, where and how the events unfolded under wraps.
Now usually Law Enforcement will let some details out, but in this case the have tried to control the information from the very beginning.
They have tried to control anyone who wanted to know more of the details, from media and the public.... and when questions were asked, Law Enforcement put forth efforts to stifle any information leaking out.
This was done thru a variety of means, financial intimidation and physical intimidation and unlawful intimidation.
The Law Enforcement side has gone leaps and bounds to keep the lid on how and what led up to Brown's death, it has been a coordinated effort from the beginning.
Would the power that be on the Law Enforcement side of this try to discredit someone who wanted to speak up about how this case was presented to the Grand Jury, given all that has taken place since this shooting occurred, I am of the belief they would and have.
There is a strong belief outside of that Grand Jury that the Prosecutor laid out the events in a "soft" manner that the allegations in how the events that night played out.
Most believe the prosecutor softened the version of how events played out, and thus in turn Wilson's conduct would be viewed in a better light than how if this was joe citizen would have gone.
Not long ago, one of those members of that Grand Jury filed suit to get the courts permission to speak out about his interpretation of the case and how it was laid out.
Since that Juror decided to file suit, now there has been a suggestion put out that this juror isn't concerned with how the prosecutor laid out his case against Wilson, rather that this is a cash grab.
Why a cash grab you might think....Well the belief is that this juror is looking to cash in, by doing interviews for print and television, book deals and being paid for those hence why the juror filed suit to relinquish him from the secrecy oath that this juror was bound by.
We all know the juror needs the court to grant this juror permission to speak without fear of legal reprisal. Is this juror looking to cash in, perhaps... One could see it in that light.
Could this juror feel that after the case and Wison was not indicted and upon hearing the reports in the media of how events took place that night and the contradiction of how events unfolded when Wilson shot Brown bothered the juror enough to come forward with the desire to speak, that seems reasonable.
The are a lot of parties that would like to make sure that whatever was said to the jurors hearing the Wilson case, never comes to light.
This juror has never said they are looking to cash in on what took place in that Grand Jury, but yet it has been inferred this is the juror's intent.
How would anyone know that? The juror hasn't said that, all they have expressed is a desire to speak up about the case with out ending up facing a charge for doing such.
There have been a lot of people on the law enforcement side who sure don't want to discuss specifics with the Wilson/Brown case and this has been since the shooting took place.
One has to wonder how the theory this juror was just looking to cash in was propagated to the public and media, I am of the belief it is the very same people who wanted this shooting was justified.
One day we will find out the truth, it's really just a matter of when.
I would be of the belief that we will see the trolls take a page out of the Prenda playbook and try to deny, deflect, and delay any attempts to have to pay the fee award. Lowe’s attempt with comedy by the way of offering a 5k sympathy fee payment ought to only encourage Lynch/Lamberson to keep the trolls feet to the fire.
I would be of the opinion that we will hear claims of how their client can’t pay, and there is no assets and bla bla bla. The bad thing I see in Rice’s ruling is that I see no mention of any of the Plaintiff attorneys being held accountable to pay any of the fees which is a shame really.
Now Elf-MAN LLC is going to be the one tagged to pay the fee award, but of course there will be appeals and delays and the usual run around, but I see trouble on the Horizon much like the Prenda gang had with AF Holdings.
Elf-MAN LLC has taken a lot of settlements in from it’s various cases all over the U.S., and has a lot of actions still pending, which means it has earned and still has the potential to receive monies from settlements and judgement’s which is going to be a headache for them.
If they try and pull a Prenda. sooner or later they are going to have to answer some questions and trot out a face to answer those questions ( much like when Paul Hansmeier did the Prenda two-step at the AF Holdings depostion ) and we all know how well that went for the Prenda gang….Well the gang at ELF-MAN LLC could be in the same predicament