Yeah, so? As abdominal as it is to issue a death sentence to someone merely because you think they insulted your religion, the Muslims in Egypt have nothing at all to do with the producers of the video or Google. It is the Muslims there who are calling for her death, and no matter what happens to Google or the film's producers, that won't change. The fatwa won't go away if Google and/or the producers are punished in the US or the takedown order sticks. Claiming copyright on a video will not help Garcia stay alive if a radical Muslim tries to shoot her.
So unless I'm being completely stupid (not outside the realm of possibility) doesn't this ruling automatically mean that any digital storefronts operating out of the UK now have to scrub the word "Buy" from their websites?
"even as the US government has locked Huawei out of domestic contracts and persuaded other countries to seek different vendors."
Uhh...question. Why would the US government, now being able to tap into Huawei equipment and use them for spying purposes, then go around to other countries and say to them "Don't buy Huawei!"? If I was the head of the NSA, and I've tapped into Huawei, I'd say to the White House to promote Huawei products, so as to make my spying job easier.
OMG, I think I found your very first troll Mike! (although he didn't post that until seven years after the article was posted, so there could be trolls who commented between these two dates) https://www.techdirt.com/articles/990323/1640238.shtml If I had had internet access at the time you posted that article (and had read Dune, I didn't until a few years later) I would have posted Dune's famous quote "Thou Shalt Not Make a Machine in the Likeness of a Human Mind"
Wow, looking back through those articles now. Everything seems so...quaint...in comparison, especially this article https://www.techdirt.com/articles/990318/154215.shtml which mentions a PDA that has, as part of its marketing campaign "a colour screen and the ability to play back MP3s". It seems ridiculous to us in the year 2014 to say "Buy our gadget! It has a a colour screen and can play MP3s!" because it's now standard fare for pretty much every mobile gadget to have them. No doubt in 15-20 years, we'll be rocking smartphones with Geforce GTX Titan level graphics capabilities and terabytes of onboard storage.
So instead of trying to counter my arguments, you go for a personal attack. Well done. The personal attack is the last gasp effort of those who have lost in the game of debate. As for the points themselves...they're true (except for 3, I'm currently studying and 5, I actually rarely play games nowadays, but hey) and so what? What does that change about my arguments to you? Does the fact that I currently don't have a magic piece of paper from a school somehow mean I am unable to debate?
Curious. If A says something bad about B, C can't say "Slander!" It has to be B who cries foul, in much the same way I, a non-employee or non-agent of Warner Bros. can't send a legit DMCA to a website to take down a copy of a Batman movie. Is this tacit admission from you that you are in some way affiliated with the MPAA?
So when someone says the DOJ takes bribes from the MPAA, you shout "slander!" and demand evidence
but when it comes to Dotcom, you've already convicted him, you don't care he doesn't get to see the evidence against him or of him having to defend himself in a country he's not a citizen of, you don't care that the DOJ willingly let evidence that could have helped him be destroyed.
Yeah...but look again at what you're saying. That is YOUR credit card provider, who is authorized by YOU to look at YOUR data and to warn you of something nasty. Your credit card provider doesn't look at the activities of cards operated by a competitor.
Last I checked, the NSA doesn't exactly go out of its way to ask permission from the US (and other nations') citizenry before spying them on them "for their protection".
Devil's advocate here, but I disagree with the accusation of entrapment in the last quote. Yes, what the FBI did is ridiculous, but Teausant willingly followed the advice of the FBI undercover agent by saying "Yes, I'll go to Canada to learn more about how to conduct terrorism". The article says he was stopped at the border. By showing he was willing to follow through on the plan, even though yes it was a plan that began and ended with the FBI, he became a criminal. I finish this off by saying, no, I'm not a lawyer, and this is just my opinion.
The one that only wants information about and from me to sell to advertisers. If it really came down to it, if I absolutely had to make a choice, I'd choose Facebook any day of the week, because they can't throw me in prison or prevent me from travelling.
I'm going to go out on a wild limb here but do not act surprised when any videos showing clips from V for Vendetta are blocked in the UK. After all, what does V do at the end of the movie? He causes the explosive demolition of Parliament to showcase the downfall of a corrupt and totalitarian government hellbent on spying on its own citizens "for your protection". Can't be giving anyone any ideas now can we?
*Sigh* And people wonder why I'm so deadset against copyright in any form? Because in order to enforce, you ultimately end up in today's crazy world, where you deliberately retard technological progress? The price tag of this particular device is insane, but it does everything you would want in a blu-ray player. It not just plays them but stores them too in a local copy. I can already do that. My PC has a blu-ray burner and I have about 4 times the storage space as this gadget does total, but I have heard in the past quotes from copyright thugs that no-one has a legitimate use for large hard drives. In other words, the rest of you guys can't enjoy shiny things because my business model revolves around restricting what you can do with your shiny things backed up by government force.
Re: Nice of them to give us a list of vulnerable software
Thanks for the tip. I've uninstalled Adobe and as you suggested, installed Sumatra. I've been using LibreOffice for years and I only ever use IE whenever a web page refuses to load or simply doesn't work in Firefox. Speaking of Firefox, it's primarily funded by Google. Do you have a suggestion for a browser that isn't primarily funded by a US corporation that has most certainly been compromised?