Or is this some super power that Russian law provides without even the puny protections of the DMCA?
With this kind of power, and the craziness of copyright, and the craziness of some people who promote copyright, it is easy to see that a lot of sites would get shut down. Everyday things. Wikipedia. Blogs and internet forums on a large scale. News sites for even trivial 'infringements' that might well be fair use.
Should the government really be worrying about geopolitical concerns when there are more important pressing matters such as: potentially other people like Aaron Swartz who might make public documents available to the public (gasp!). And shouldn't the government be busy acting as Hollywood's private police force?
I'm sure we're all just as shocked as Mr. Popick is that the Trump campaign would agree to something, and then not honor that agreement. Even if it was just a verbal agreement. The fact that the Trump political campaign would not keep it's word is just shocking. Unbelievable.
I think the transition to a massive self-driving Uber like system might incorporate the idea of individual owners offering up their cars to such a system.
But I think that is just a transition and things change.
Owning a car is to own a capital intensive machine that sits idle most of the time. Naturally it's appealing to rent it out when you're not using it.
But it's also appealing to not own one in the first place. Once self-driving Uber like services become as reliable as the electric utility power, it will suddenly become attractive to more and more people to NOT own a vehicle.
That cycle just feeds back on itself. The fewer people own a vehicle, the more demand is for the self-driving car service. But fewer owners to provide the vehicles. Thus those services will become just another common type of business, like McDonalds. Johnny Cab.
Thus, I think individual owners renting out their self driving cars may happen. But it will be a transitional step toward how things will end up.
But (most) people don't think about how the world will change until the signs are beyond obvious. Like how the original automobiles would change everything so that there is unbroken concrete from your door step to my door step.
Of course, the world is changing in other ways that may make these dreams impossible. And not for reasons that have anything to do with science.
You'll just love it. I mean, it will be the best, classiest treaty you've ever seen. Everyone who's ever read a treaty that I re-negotiate has just loved it. And if the other parties to the treaty don't like it, we'll make the other treaty signatories pay for it! Believe me, I know what I'm talking about. My foreign policy will put America in a position with foreigners like we've never seen before! Trust me. It will be great.