As a reminder, why the hell should people have to pay up to $200 extra for what the cable company is contractually obliged to supply? The obligation may be only to provide a router (depending on the contract), but the expectation of the customer deciding its security level is heavily implied and is understood by both parties.
How much are you willing to bet that Cablevision (strike)throws money at(/strike) (strike)lobbies(/strike) represents its interests to the FCC and gets declared the owner of the affected equipment so it's no longer in violation of the CFAA?
Correct, but the potential effects of something is a good enough reason not to say it, and those potential effects are why certain insults are illegal under the (watered down and unenforced) Equality Act 2010, for example.
"You have to draw the line between your right as a citizen to privacy and a community's right to live in a crime-free environment. You can't have them both," Mills said. If the price that 'crime-free environment' is police committing GBH on toddlers with flashbangs, no bloody thank you. That's far too high a price to pay.
The works were created by LexisNexis and then assigned to the state of Georgia [the government is claiming]. So the State of Georgia should lose its case, right? I realise that lying in a civil suit won't carry such a hefty penalty as lying during a public prosecution, but the above is so clearly a lie that even the most confused judge in the world should see right through it.
On information and belief, the State of Georgia has engaged in an 18 year long crusade to control the accessibility of U.S. government documents by becoming the United States’ Public Domain Withholder – a state government nominated by the U.S. President and who is in control of the U.S. Government Information Office. The State of Georgia has not been so nominated.
Do you even watch TV??? Nobody said anything about homosexual men. What does watching TV have to with you perpetuating the use of a harmful insult that is against laws in some places? Were you the one that reported my post? Nope. I'd guess one of the staff of the site saw my comment and realised I'm right. Reported comments are only hidden, not deleted. For whatever reason it's gone. Which I'm glad to see. One of my friends is gay, and I'm gay myself. I'm done with you, Techdirt. Techdirt is history. Bye, don't let the door hit you on your way out! Jackass. Your unsuccessful attempt at another insult would hurt more if you weren't looking in a mirror as you said it and you quit making multiple comments after saying you're leaving.
While the very specific facts of this legislative effort may indeed be unique, shoving under-scrutinized bills past legislators is something of a tradition in Washington. PATRIOT Act, anyone? It took until June of 2014 before many lawmakers realized the extent of what they had authorized in 2001. The recording industry pushed through a favorable law change at literally midnight back in 1999. PoliceStateUSA points out that John Boehner dropped a gun control law on the floor when only 10 legislators (out of 435) were on hand to vote. Just recently, the aforementioned Mitch McConnell put a "no questions asked" Section 215 reauthorization bill up for a vote , using his powers as a majority leader to bypass all the hoops the USA Freedom Act was made to jump through. Why are US politicians wanting a fast track law, again?