"In fact, it's quite troubling that they seem to think that anything that directly expands copyright automatically benefits "rightsholders."
Thats because you are conflating rightsholders and creators.. The rightsholders they are talking about are their customers.. The ones that don't create anything, but hold the rights to stuff made in the past. Things that help creators don't help them and things that help creators publish their own works *really* don't help them.
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This is basically the press doing it's job. It calls out the blatant lies that they can spot from a helicopter view for all politicians. It's not their job to make sure the same number of them come from all sides.
Yeah, but they could really do this in a way that make everyone's lives so miserable.. I mean even a simple system of paying a small amount to register stuff indefinitely after it expires would probably accomplish the same thing without needlessly depriving everyone from being able to use all the rest of the work that no one is benefiting from having locked up at all.
So in summary someone made a mistake and said the Edmonton force "owns" a stingray when they don't?
The police forces here are pretty cooperative with each other, it really doesn't make much difference who technically owns the device. The RCMP could own it and have it basically in Edmonton full time. Not owning one and not having one are two different things.
Their logic only works with the assumption that officers have always been justified in shooting more people than they were prior to the cameras usage. It only claims an increase in justified shootings. This means if their logic holds we must have a corresponding decrease in all the horrible things that would have happened if the officer hadn't shot the guys dead (dead cops or civilians probably) and all is well