I can understand why NetFlix is pushing for this DRM which should be correctly called a Content Control System. This is because NetFlix is denied key PPV events all the time their streams can be easily ripped and distributed.
So I can sympathise with them in what should be a natural expansion of their business but at the same time while I consider NetFlix use "fair" I can also recognize the danger in that priority use events can soon become general use inflicting all media.
The article is correct that this would turn HTML into a huge broadcast system which in the longer term would restrict the free flow of information.
I would believe NetFlix would win this one when general user communication is not being blocked making this a new layer. My only doubt if the HTML specification is the right place for DRM when they should really be doing this themselves in their player or plug-in.
As to the others then let us recall that many of those are still alive where they could make quite a fuss or even sue if pardoned.
So the Government for now sticks to the "You were fairly convicted of a crime existing at the time" line but sure in later decades once all these people are safely dead they will wave their hand in a mass pardon.
All misdeeds are then undone and history will smile on our modern political wankers.
Since I am a trader of electronic goods then I am well aware that any accidental shipping of the wrong item to a customer or non-customer means they get to keep it.
The only rule on this is that the package needs to be sent to your name and address when you can't claim a package for your neighbour shipped to your address due to a typo.
This store can certainly request their return so the correct item can be sent but since these buyers have the lawful right to say "no" then it hardly helps your business reputation to scream and shout at them for your own mistake.
Well this business sure had a very painful time beyond what I have ever seen, where I would not be surprised if the employee responsible gets fired, but at the end of the day they have to accept that they sent these people an early xmas gift.
Well this is sad news but what I would have expected in a dictatorship to just ram it home with no discussion or debate contrary to public opinion.
Canada sure must love ACTA when they are the only one single country to actually proceed to ratify it (in their secondary bill way). Even in the United States ACTA ratification has indefinitely stalled following the death of ACTA in the EU.
So Canada signs up to an International Trade Agreement composing of one country... so far. This would indeed mark a bad sign if ACTA returns to life.
Attacking Google is indeed only about making a news story when that is like asking the police to do some policing. Then yeah right people seeking paedophilia are really clueless as to the nature of the law on the matter.
On the other had them attacking certain sites on Tor Core is not unexpected but if any of their appointed services can crack that encryption nut remains to be seen. The British are not nearly as bad as those Americans for abusing granted powers but sure what power is granted for one crime soon expands into other crimes.
Then even if they do crack this dark net then only means a large technology upgrade to stop it happening again. So cat and mouse soon becomes cat and tiger.
Anyway more work by them to create pre-election stories where this is a case of damn technology it seems.
So the US Administration really wants to be accountable to no one which basically means their interpretation is complete bullshit where they just don't want people to laugh at how unlawfully they have acted.
Yet another example of Obama's Secret Government where all documents, as to their true operation, must be kept top secret, where even their existence is redacted, so that the US public is blissfully unaware of how many times they break and abuse the law.
Not that Obama created this system where he is just the willing new King sitting on this throne of turds.
Well this is only their Intelligence Committee which is obviously Intelligence biased where I guess passing this resolution highlights how Unintelligent many are.
I highly doubt the full Senate will pass this one simply turning all that is unlawful into lawful. Yeah let them ignore all the public disgust by saying "no problem here". Such supreme corruption would make people almost happy if "terrorists" exploded the Senate.
Well as already stated this one should not pass when it should be clear to most that the NSA has far exceeded what they have been authorised to do.
Had Obama been innocent then he would have welcomed Snowden exposing their law abuse but doing as he has only makes him King turd of this crap pile.
You do indeed have to wonder how unaccountable the Administration is these days when even Congress's oversight committee were clueless as to the true operation of the NSA. So would the President do much better?
Well Congress is supposed to set the laws the Administration operates under, or more correctly abuses, meaning they should have the power to reign them in. That conclusion then makes me wonder if these members of congress actually know what they are doing.
This is indeed a bad ruling bordering on insanity.
First is that rights holders have always been charged to police their own creations when no one but them can know what media is authorised and what is not. So RapidShare can now be sued for blocking authorised media and sued for not blocking unauthorised media. All for lacking telepathic abilities to know what others are thinking.
This problem is escalated because now all media is born under copyright if it wants to be or not. Before that rapist law change all media wanting copyright had to bare a clear copyright status.
As to external sites then they sure have a problem there when while RapidShare gets a referrer note when people click links to them this is fully lost if people copy and paste the address instead. So sites can pass into the unknown by making links unclickable. RapidShare can then only say many people like a file without knowing if the link has been made public as opposed to authorised family and friends.
Then they sure can't police the entire Internet along with all links to them. Due to an impossible position then RapidShare should consider blocking Germany. That would well highlight how unsafe a DMCA/EUCD safe harbour company actually is these days.
I loved the part where he branded David Cameron as the UK's biggest wanker.
The Internet is a place for adults but there are children in walled gardens and young teens at 4Chan. It helps none to try to turn an adult society into a children's playground which no adult would tolerate.
Let us recall that this censorship plan began on lies when they wanted to tackle unlawful porn. Most Internet users know they are over a decade late to that party when the Internet and Police cleaned up that issue during all this decade leaving the remains on Tor Core.
So they then switched to distasteful lawful porn like lolicon which the UK High Court branded as lawful because animated meant no victim being harmed. Distasteful aside had this been the USA then this censorship would be a first amendment violation.
Now the truth is revealed as they censor everyone's connection even those who don't have kids. Sure you can remove it with an ID check thus adding your name to a pervert's list to be held liable under law when any issues crop up.
Even worse is that David "dickhead" Cameron has ignored all expert advice pointing out that it is technically impossible to achieve. Cameron pushing forward bull headed only makes him a f**king moron.
So websites come by the millions where no ISP can judge them all, or even keep updated with daily changes, to be able to do even a reasonable job. Sure they can block a few of the main sites while those small fetish sites go uncensored due to simply being unknown. The God help them trying to sort out Flickr and Imgur where porn photo can appear randomly amongst the bulk.
Even worst when we run the "protect the children" plan then porn will only be the first victim as rude words and more get banned from the UK's Kindernet. I have seen child safe filters before and they were a total failure even blocking the ASCII archive an important collection about the history of BBS systems.
Then let is not forget proxy, VPN and Tor bypass methods that any kid can master being born and raised on computers. Indeed to brand this child safe is to distract adults from the reality making the problem far worse.
The real failure here is that David "Dickhead" Cameron is trying to fix a SOCIAL problem with TECHNOLOGY instead of tackling it on a social front.
In my family the problem is already resolved without any filtering being done. A laptop for the children's use is placed in the family room with the screen facing where adults sit meaning the children can visit their desired sites without straying from the safe path.
So how much money has our retarded Government spent advertising this social solution to the general population? None is it not? Does he really love children or his great British firewall?