This is why we can't have nice things. We have to spend most of our time and resources trying to adhere to laws that clueless legislators (re. idiots) have passed that have no foundation in reality, and are impossible to implement in any case.
Where is Sue when you need her? I would suggest that the village sue the hotel chain to have their trademark revoked since the village name precedes that of the hotel chain by almost 1000 years, so it (the village) has a prior claim.
I can easily saturate my 25-30mbps business U-Verse link. Since it is still DSL, it is still asymmetric in that I don't get those speeds up to the internet, which would be nice if I decided to host a good web site! Comcrap and AT&T lobbied (with million$) to keep our community from providing a public fiber to the home network some years ago. I have canvassed neighbors who voted against the initiative, and EVERY ONE has said they would vote for it now! I've been trying to get our local government to put this initiative to the vote again. No response... :-(
Writing software to deal with this stuff is not simple. Most developers simply gloss it over, and when everything crashes they simply shutdown and restart all their systems. FWIW, I had to write software that could deal with leap seconds back about 20 years ago, so I know something of what I speak here.
Patent applications for truly innovative stuff go through hell to get approved, usually taking several iterations and refinements. Worthless ones seem to fly through the process. I suspect this dichotomy is due to the fact that the examiners are idiots and while they can understand the latter, the former actually requires some intellectual effort - otherwise it would be obvious and thus not patentable.
I think that the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren was painted with the same brush, but proved that he was a person on honor and integrity, and was perhaps the greatest SCOTUS Chief Justice ever.
There is a simple solution for this. When you aren't on toll roads, place your transponder in one of those metallic bags that shield it from scanning, or two if you are really paranoid. It will block the scan and let you stay anonymous!
If they are smart, these sites won't stream the match, and then they will sue the pants off of HBO and Showtime for prior restraint, or whatever is appropriate to show these assholes that they don't own the world! I think that about $100 million USD would be appropriate!
Applied Materials is (hopefully) earning $$ on a patent granted 9 years ago to me as sole inventor (but owned by my employer - Brooks Automation at the time). I got a bonus of $500 USD from Brooks when I filed the patent. Unfortunately by the time it was granted, I no longer worked for the company so I didn't get the extra $500 for that... Life + 70 for copyright? How bogus! Life + 14? Ok, that may help the kids or grandkids through college. Not entirely unreasonable.
If this "officer" isn't summarily dismissed from the service then the head of the service should be fired, immediately! This simply unacceptable behavior by a federal officer. "Investigate" my rear end! It will likely be whitewashed and at worst this dickhead will get a short, paid vacation before sent out into the public to terrorize other citizens. Yes, terrorize is the correct term - this person IS a terrorist!