There is no commercially available service that can even take advantage of the top-tier bandwidth. You don't need 50Mbps down to use Hulu, Netflix, iTunes or anything. Who the hell pays for 50Mbps down? P2P file-sharers. That's who pays. That's on the Internet side, they're making profits from those who want to file-share.
1. Chartier pisses off crew workers, including those who have access to pre-releases. 2. Pissed off workers leak pre-releases to the torrents as a revenge. 3. Chartier and his German friends shake down file-sharers. 4. Profit.
Like a sculptor works his magic by removing unnecessary mass, Tim crafted this peace by carefully removing any mentions of an infamous misguided editorial posted in the Chicago Maroon (University of Chicago student newspaper).
The Chilling Effects haters, no doubt, would argue that this is why it's important to remove Chilling Effects itself from Google, because people searching on Google might not find the originals, but would then find the takedown notices with links back to the originals.
In the dark 1930s in Russia there was a concept of “smuggling under the cover of criticism.” No matter how you cursed at an ideological enemy (essentially everyone not singing panegyrics to the Leader), if you quoted him/her, you could be prosecuted and sent to a labor camp.
The confusion is resulted from the first (wrong) link in the article. Should be this.
None of the Hansmeier's ADA lawsuits is a class action: class action lawsuits were mantioed in relation to his amateurish attempt to become a "professional objector," which is a different type of extortionate practice.
Russian Communist party recently introduced a bill allowing to administratively block any pages that have information on "illegal" (i.e. not pre-negotiated with authorities) upcoming meetings and rallies.
Probably because 100 years ago they had a permit for the 1917 Communist Revolution.
You guys are lucky you can't read Russian. Because the army of trolls on the Russian sites push the idea that since Google is under the NSA thumb, it has recently replaced the satellite images in the area in order to discredit the impeccable evidence.
I'm horrified of the idea of Techdirt trolls learning about the International Forum Troll Exchange Program.