Now what arguments could be made that DRM could be used to commit crimes?
Would that be like a large corporation which sold copies of its imaginary property and those copies came bundled with software which installed stealthily (unbeknownst to the new owner of that copy of the imaginary property and the device within which it was being used)? This behavior was not mentioned to the customer either before or after purchase time. This software is also well known to create an unsecurable security vulnerability.
Happily, some lucky (or prescient) users did not use the operating system on their devices which the corporation assumed they'd be using, so this subterfuge was discovered.
2015 MPAA added the requirements to perform quarterly vuln scans of external IP ranges, secure any point to point connections by using dedicated, private connections and by using encryption. Additionally the requirement to implement baseline security requirements for WAN network infrastructure devices and services.
I've got to wonder how much of this Sony took seriously prior to their latest multi-terabyte hack. So, we should expend whoompteen yada yada to protect their stuff while they couldn't be bothered to even lock down their network from script-kiddies stealing their Imaginary Property nor their executives' emails discussing their valuable IP and their employee's PII?
Er? Hey! Why's anyone caring about doofus yammerers like them?
what the fuck are you idiots going on about? do you have any purpose? Are you just random generators?
You don't say what of what I wrote is not understood, you don't bother to quote what I wrote so I've no idea you've replied, you fling insults and epithets for what reason I don't know, and you wonder why I'm replying days/weeks later when I finally notice you're questioning points I've offered for you to think about.
I must assume you're twelve or *maybe* thirteen years old and are just trying to avoid doing your math homework. Do it buddy! It helps you to learn how to think. Yes, it feels difficult, but it's good for you. When you grow up, you'll thank your teachers for insisting you apply yourself to the problems we present to you for your consideration.
Do you actually believe we're surprised by ignorance such as you display? Grow up. Take your time. We'll all be richer from your efforts. Have fun! :-)
Do you know what else the report button is for? Abusive behavior. Just sayin'
I was about to mention this to him, but decided not to. None of my business. Frankly, I couldn't much care what windmills others choose to tilt against. None of my business either. *All* of this sound and fury's pretty easy to ignore.
I don't enjoy watching others fling epithets and insults at others who're merely attempting to discuss a situation, but again, still not really my business. I like to stand up to them and refuse them the right to intimidate others into quivering silence, but that's all I care about in the matter.
Bottom line: It's better to be thought a fool than to speak out and confirm the fact. Everybody (I think) is well aware of OoTB's agenda. So what if people (still!) insist on calling *it* out?
I also like to think of Mike looking on, as if Zeus on Mt. Olympus. "Should I do anything about this? Nah! Pick a side and fight, silly humans."
Re: Re: Re: Re: here come the nitwits replying to the troll ...
Although he's right that giving the trolls here attention just makes them come back for more.
That's not true. They'll be back regardless of anything we do. They've an agenda to push, independent of facts, reality, or push-back.
It's possible (with some) to engage them and possibly draw them out. I did it just last week. Nothing's proved by it, but at least it keeps things honest. "I'm looking to hear your point of view assuming you have one. It appears you're just deflecting or lying. Prove I'm mistaken."
Nobody's forced to recognize their screeds, but it is wrong to allow them the big lie without any confronting of them. However, I am sympathetic to the idea it gets tedious seeing them pull the same boring arguments refuted years ago.
I'm going to exercise my own free will and use my report clicks for those who continually bitch about who other people choose to respond to.
Isn't it wonderful how everybody these days appear to have found their personal sacred cow, or is well on their way to finding it? It's like a golden age or something. Everybody's looking, everybody's finding, yet we appear to be suffering no shortage. In fact, they're multiplying, or coming out of the woodwork, or just spontaneously popping into existence.
Apparently nothing, until we can find a way to fix this ridiculous overreach. I wonder if UMG even knows what "universal" means; just a little ironic there. This is the opposite of that. It's Non-existent, no longer being monetized, slapped away because ContentID allows them to bully anyone they feel like. They're being allowed to ignore the law, and Google's YouTube is enabling that with their broken, unfairly rigged ContentID system.
Because when the first inevitable fatality occurs, that blood is on his head.
No, he's just one spoke in the wheel. He's just doing his job for his employer, selling drones. Very sneakily, kind of admirably in a twisted sort of way.
But on that day, he won't be pushing the button, he won't be the guy giving the okay, he won't be the guy who procures and deploys them, and he's only part of the "us" that lets them all get away with this. It'll be a team effort.
That's how easy it is to do. Somewhere along in time, a lot of people decided that, for whatever reason (too busy, no time, inattention to detail, lazy, easily distracted,...), proofreading was unnecessarily costly and too much trouble.
Add to that this CBP agent also couldn't be bothered to test that his forwarding rule was actually doing what he intended. Combine those two failures and, when it finally comes a cropper, he (and his employer) get to wear egg on their faces while damage control kicks in.
TD even supplies a "Preview" button, and that malformed Three Letter Acronym (TLA) is wearing a squiggly line underneath it put there by my browser's spell-check.
Trust, but verify. Or look funny when eventually found out. :-)
FYI, I had no idea "Sheo" was autistic until he mentioned it days ago, nor would I have cared if he was. I treat individuals as individuals, period. He appears to be using his "disability" as a crutch, which is no skin off my nose (I don't care). I'd rather he stood up on his hind legs and demanded to be considered equal to the rest of us (which he is!) despite his (apparently) debilitating handicap, but I can't do that for him. I don't consider autism a handicap, yet he does. Weird, but none of my damned business.
I'd be more than happy to just drop this now and never contact him again. I was hoping to help him see reason by my post, nothing more.
I'm done with this. Sorry I couldn't help. :-) Bye again.
Just like the NSA's hasystack, it's wrong to call this "Intelligence Gathering." It's "*Data* Gathering." It's not *intelligence* until someone sifts *the data* for *the intelligence* contained within.
It's really annoying to me this's still misunderstood.
Makes one wonder just how much money the Russian Mafia makes from the sale of Vodka. :)
I doubt they bother with that market. I saw a TV show that aired an episode from Moscow. A guy was brewing vodka in a pot on a stove. If it's that easy, there's no *real* money in it. There's far more to be made far more easily selling Afghan heroin to junkies.
Criticizing IP laws is not the same as saying fraud is OK.
Well, if they repeat the lie often enough, it may eventually drown out the truth. There's a lot of lazy and stupid out there. It might work, if noisy contrarians like us don't fight it. However, with the likes of Cervantes and Voltaire on our side, how can we lose? :-)
Well damn if this is not obviously another illegal scam perpetrated by LAWYERS, which means the courts should be able to respond to this new crime spree in about five years. And maybe even get a conviction in less than a decade from now.
Sigh. Oh, and I admit I'm the first person who'll pull the "f-bomb the lawyers" card, however we do need to remember Popehat's out there doing great stuff and he's a lawyer, and there was NYCountyLawyer (I think) on Slashdot who was doing the same great stuff, so we really shouldn't be damning the entire legal profession just because it's infested with ambulance chasers and Prenda type charlatans. EFF has great lawyers too, and Mike's stories point out often that many other good guys/gals(?) are out there too. What needs to be done is get good actors to purge the bad actors. *Why* that's not happening is a mystery and tragedy, but it should be fixable.
Lawyers know full well that the courts are not eager to charge lawyers with fraud in these kinds of scam cases, as it reflects badly on all who practice law.
Wait a second. That's backwards! Bad actions reflect badly on those who perpetrate bad actions, yes? Good guys should want bad actors to be brought to the light (or justice) so they could puff out their chest and shout "I'm not like those jerks, which is why you should hire me!" So, good actors should want to cleanse the bad actors from their midst, or profession.
Yeah, and this doesn't appear to work wrt cops either, damn.
How many years has it taken for the courts to even admit that Team PRENDA is crooked?
Jury's still out and time's counting every day they're not in jail or still able to legally practice law. Just enjoy the popcorn while it lasts.
Until the court of public opinion is forced to deal with this mess as it does with the rest of us, this kind of scam will escalate, and the lawyers know it, so get used to it.
FTFY (sorry; I hate that too). I can't, and won't, get used to it. This needs to be fixed, damnit. It's gone on way too long now, considering Shakespear was complaining about it, ffs.
What a nutbar! What an imbecile! What an ultra-maroon!
I'm sure you can find some ambulance chaser who'll sue Google for stalking you. What are you waiting for? Oh, wait. That'll wind up making yourself even more (in)famous.
Ah, do it anyway! What've you got to lose? It's not like anyone's ignorant of your shortcomings by now. Google's telling the whole world (and the aliens listening in) what you've been up to all along! Aiiiiee!!!