This is the effect you get when Lobbyists for companies hijack a committee and throw gobs of money to get their agenda and list of wants in something that is suppose to benefit various nations governments and it's citizens.
The leaked drafts read like an extended Christmas wish-list for big business. This would set a global standard of companies imposing their will on various governments through an opaque system of tribunals.
The companies and lobbyists behind the push are all doing this to protect their way of doing business, but we all know it is really they will do anything to protect anything they view that threaten their profits.
Ask most folks if the know anything about this negotiation or what it is about. Folks will just look at you blankly, practically no one has heard of the TIPP/TPP!
The talks are so secretive that not even our elected lawmakers know what’s in it just the negotiators and corporate lobbyists who have been pushing this crap agreement.
The leaks that have come out now have politicians and citizens from other countries coming out and voicing their opposition, and know we are seeing some countries and their people starting to push back on the U.S. Trade reps pushing this deal.
The US that is hell-bent on getting a deal agreed before there is too much public scrutiny. The TTIP/TPP will effects everyone from companies big and small to the citizen's of the various countries whose government are trying to have this for fed to them.
The agreement will infringe on our rights and undermines our various nation's government democracies just to protect the corporate bottom line.
It used to be that the Artist/Band and the Producers/Actors needed the record and movie's big congolmorate to put out their albums/movies because they ran a monopoly to manufacture, distribute, market, stock, and sell the older forms of media.
With the internet and technology the Artists/Bands produscers/Actors can crowdfund to get a movie or albume made or even do it themselves and put their music and films online and cut the Labels and Studio conglomorate out of the mix and the profits which you see more artists doing nowadays.
The Artists/Bands Producers/Actors have other options to get their media to the masses now. The music/movie industry fears losing their grip on huge profits and control.
They have always failed to change and adapt and have always "screamed the sky is falling" as new media formats have evolved...but they stopped screaming as long at they got a cut.
Now you don't need the industry monopoly to get your favorite band or movie from this or that outlet and Artist/Bands Producers/Actors aren't hamstrung to the big colomorate if they choose not to be.
All that one needs is a PC and an internet connection With online music/movies gaining popularityalong with streaming media, the recording/movie industry needs to rethink their strategy of how they movie with an ever changing society and technology
The Prenda gang once again trying to weasel their way out of paying an order of the court. It's amazing to listen to these clowns whine and plead poverty.
I wonder how Steele will fair in his poverty plea with the court when he is doing a pool, spa and deck to his Miami home... must be tough scraping by and still be able to do reno's ( A great find by SJD )
Have a look at Steele's Notice Of Commencement permit of his renovations that were filed with Miami's Dade county: and note the date of the permit was filed on: Jan 30 2014
The thing about the Prenda gang is that when they write motions or submit briefs to the court that are chock full of BS (to put it lightly) that they seem to believe everything they put in is fact.
Steele, Hansmeier and Duffy have for so long inserted fiction into their case filings that I don't think they can separate fiction and reality any further.
They all used to know where the line was on right and wrong within their profession, the problem is that the endless pursuit of cash whether made illegally or not has blurred the line for them.
There is no way any of the Prenda gang can say this is a one of occasion with regards to the pron suits. The Prenda gang has done this with the class action objection scheme, and the latest in the ADA scheme.
So the fact that they are all about going after settlement cash because their is very little risk and big reward means they won't stop, until they are rattling the bars in their cell.
Wait till we see some Federal Judge or Politician have to go thru the border and some Border Agent has no idea who they are and they pull this shenanigan on them, then Holy Hell will break out over what a travesty this unjustified and demoralizing search is.
Only then will the shit hit the fan so to speak, if your just not important they dont care, they say this is about terrorism... That's B.S. your average terrorist is going to sneak over the border, they have Visa's and other phony documents to walk in with.
And they sure aren't going to have a laptop with how to blow up white house folder on it nor are they going to have Osama and Jihad Central in their contacts lists.
This is all about snatching anyone and everyones information and feeding it back to the mother data base for future reference or to further criminal cases against you.
They want to hoover up every piece of information on everyone they can and it has shit to do with terrorism... This is all politics.
" The term "attorney" is used loosely here. As a whip smart and deadly handsome commenter pointed out back in July, Sevier's license to practice law has been temporarily revoked and placed on "disability inactive status," which basically means the court finds him (at this point) too mentally incompetent to represent others in the legal arena."
Ladies and Gentleman, Please welcome the new head of the National Security Agency...
Could you even imagine what giving control to edit what you see in search result to the RIAA and MPAA would be like? That's like giving the wife the Credit Card with no limit to it...Disaster!
Let's see we have the RIAA & MPAA two organizations who try and defend the music and film industry dinosaur and monopolistic grip they had for years and years on how you get the product from them and the monies made from it.
Instead of adapting and changing the way you delivery those forms of entertainment to the public, they fought them tooth and nail and in the process fell further behind and out of pace with technological advances to bring those services to the masses.
Let's review something, Google had receieved over 21 million erroneous take down requests from the thrid party contractors who do this on entertainment companies behalf....Why because they automate it and they can't even get that right.
Those two trade organisation are too busy playing whack-a-mole to try and kill links with little to show for it. Those links get replaced, and it all starts again.
I sure wouldn't allow the RIAA & MPAA to edit a damn thing. the RIAA & MPAA send Google millions of takedown requests every month and they don't care whether all the information is right or even if they have the right to ask for it to be removed.
They send have been sending more and more DCMA notices every month, so they can point and say "look how many we sent, we're getting screwed to the Government" and it is used as a tactic to try and get Google, Yahoo, Bing and Yandex etc to give them the back door access they want.
Look at How it has gone in the UK with the restriction of sites and using letters from the Police with no court orders to have sites take down, and then you have the secret list of sites to be blacklisted that BPI protects and doesn't want anyone to know what or why they were included on it.... and how is that going for them, people have found other ways to get to the offending sites on their restriced list.
They didn't want music file sharing services like iTunes and video services like Netflix because they knew they would have to give up a share of the profits, they couldnt be in control of how and where you get and for how much... their monopoly was in jeopardy.
They say they wan't to protect the creators of the works and make sure they get their due for their creation? Really? Must be why the artists, actors, musicians, directors often sue those various entertainment companies for the way they account for monies earn from those works, and they are constantly getting sued.
So yeah they seem trustworthy, what could go wrong there..
If you think about it, Lutz won't appear, and Steele and Crooks can say that Lutz was in possession of it and John scoured every dive bar, card board box and gutter and still couldnt find Lutz to help make sure Lutz got to this hearing.
If they don't try something like this, I would be surprised unless Steele goes to give some of his whimsical testimony as to how he witnessed the agreement being signed.
Hmm now that I think about it, isn't this agreement signed by Alan Cooper? So didn't Steele say before that Lutz had signed it on Coopers behalf in the case that was before Judge Chen in N. Calif?
I could have swore something like that occurred, of course the Prenda gang could always have Duffy appear and do some of his brilliant court room maneuvers to try and sweet talk the Judge into why he is all upside down on this.
Should be interesting...Here Rico...Here boy! Dinner time!
This has never been about protecting someone works, this is all about the settlement game. While Malibu will follow thru on some cases, they like Prenda before them are hoping you are just going to settle.
This is basically extortion and blackmail in a legal forum, take the courts out of it and you have what it really is.
The fact that Malibu has an actual client that isn't a figment of John Steel's imagination or someone who looked after his dog is the difference maker on that front.
But this is the same thing Prenda was doing which is use the courts to extract settlements from people with the threat of a lawsuit. Honestly they are no better than Prenda.
The government loves to throw money at shit like this.
However with all the bureaucratic bumbling and the usually political interference and what's in it for me attitude that always prevails, it will get bogged down and go way over budget and then by the time they get even half finished the measures will be outdated like every other time they try to do this.
The Cyber security and academic community has tried this with the government before. 58 different people that are specialists in Cyber Security offered the government their help out of concern, and the government turned their nose up at it because it didn't see a problem.
When you were a kid just starting school and as you progressed in those first few years we were always taught that the Policeman was our friend and was their to help us.
Now more than ever nowadays it seems the opposite when you have cases like this where due process is out the window and your right matter not one iota.
It seems now that covering up police misdeeds and the blue wall of silence are at the forefront. This is the reality. The bad thing is that the Policeman's word carries more weight with the court than some average joe and even more so if you have any kind of a criminal record.
If it wasn't for cameras recording and these types of events being reported , the average joe wouldn't even have a chance.
The mere fact that they will charge you (whether you are guilty or not) is a travesty in itself as the mantra now seems to be we will charge them and make the story fir to the event innocent or not.
It is almost now if you call the Police you had better have someone recording it for YOUR safety and security otherwise you could be behind bars.
I guess teh old days where the police were proud and had integrity is long gone, and you wonder why people have a distrust for the police.... events like this are why.
And you wonder why people don't trust the U.S. Government including it's own citizens.
The U.S. Government just gave the FISA court justices and the court system in general the finger.
The U.S. Government is basically saying we wan't to have blanket authority to do what we will and we will not reveal our methods or the reasons behind them, even if we are told to do so in a court of law.
The Government and it's Justice Department along with the Intelligence agencies have run amok and seem to be beyond control of anyone and seem to answer to no one.
Hansmeier dismissed these due to the fact that this lady had no idea she was involved in a lawsuit (now doesn't that seem familiar...hello, calling Allen Cooper).
I am sure any defense lawyer worth his money would have fact checked Hansmeier's so called "client" and then realized who Hansmeier was and I am sure they would have mentioned Prenda Law to the Judge and that would have been game over right there.
Never mind the fact that Flint Million one was suspicious enough to raise people to want to look at Hansmeiers filing. I have doubts that Hansmeier is doing this alone I am sure Steele is involved as well.
Considering there porn trolling days are dead in the water, and how addicted they are to getting easy cash through settlements, I see them both neck deep involved in the next thing to keep the gravy train rolling.
I highly doubt that Hansmeier thought that his ADA lawsuits would make the media but now that they have and his claasjustice firm has had the light shone on it, I would be of the opinion he is going to have a tough time in the ADA lawsuit game.
I wonder how long it will be till Mark Lutz or Paul's pet cat starts being named as clients he will be suing on behalf of.
Same with the Allen Mooney connection, does anyone believe that it was really Allen Mooney on the line talking to Lily Poss or are some of us wondering if that isn't John Steele doing some calling like he did with GoDaddy.
I have to wonder if Paul is taking the old Prenda strategy to heart, that if you can';t find a client you just manufacture one to suit your needs.
Sure seem like this is what occurred, Hansmeier got scared enough to dismiss these suits before a judge or defense counsel brought it to the courts attention