Gee does this explain a recent glut of "remastered" recordings hitting the market?
It really is time to tear the bandaid off of copyright. Go in and cut out the dead tissue, apply antibiotics to kill off the infections, and let the wound heal naturally.
Copyright is nothing like what was envisioned, it has been twisted in to some sort of super bug that is infecting everything else to protect itself. We need to stop the opportunistic infections of the cartels, and make them stand on their own and tend to the barren garden of public domain to cultivate a future that isn't just The Expendables XXIV & the newest Star Trek reboot now with 400% more lens flare.
Of course the cartels will tell us that a robust copyright law is required to stop these sorts of things.
They will ignore their culpability in crafting a law where "feel" is a valid claim, and that 2 notes are okay but 3 means you "stole".
Everyone can agree the wholesale copying of an entire song would be infringing, but now 3 notes are enough. Money and resources are wasted chasing who owns which 3 notes are owned by whom. More bad precedents are created further twisting copyright until no one will be able to do anything without corporations agreeing to allow each other to use those 3 notes in approved of music.
And if that party is a no show because they don't live in his area of control? Perhaps he should have availed himself of reading where they were located before deciding they didn't show up to spite him, and that perhaps getting a flight and representation in under 3 days across the country might be considered to be undue burden.
He'll get reversed and everyone will pretend nothing really bad happened, just a few alleged rights trampled because a corporation said jump and the Judge did just that, not even pretending that he represents the law or actual justice.
Re: Re: Re: Remember all - "Innocent until proven guilty"
Their own words & actions will convince a jury.
There are many things that haven't been mentioned publicly that are established facts. Despite what people want to believe, we didn't release everything we had. While we took great delight in ripping apart the filings and testimony on the Twitters, there are still secrets that any investigation would trip over.
Besides Hans & Steele wanting a jury trial is not that likely. The now 90+ yr old woman from San Fransisco who they hounded, and when she went to the media they admitted their foolproof never wrong system had failed and left her alone. How do you think a jury will react to a truly innocent victim who was hounded day and night... only to have them drop their 'air tight' case because the evidence wasn't accurate (or was it because the media put her on television calling them scammers out loud & drawing attention to the scam?)
Except their own documents have shown they are guilty.
They deserve a fair trial, I've never said otherwise. The legal system failed in a spectacular way, giving the benefit of the doubt over and over to lawyers who lied directly to the court over and over. The fact it took this long and this much lying to courts to get the wheels of justice to do anything should lead to very serious questions about where else the system is failing the citizens.
Those of us who oppose them are very open about the fact we have our own bias, and we present the evidence we have that support our conclusions. There are years and years of bits and pieces of information, some of us just assembled the puzzle faster.
Would I love to see them fry, you betcha but I'm not impartial. I want every i dotted and every t crossed, and I want them to get all of the justice everyone deserves... even the scum sucking bastards. I want to see them someplace other than a Club Fed, the misery they visited upon people who might have been really and truly innocent with the backing of the courts reserves them a special place in hell... but the law has to follow the law.
Someone want to setup a Google News Alert for the obituary of Mark Lutz? Not only was he an employee, but he was a client, cog, and lets face it they kept him around as a patsy to blame. Its very hard for the dead guys to defend themselves and they can be offered up to provide doubt.
If hes paying for the "EMAIL" creators case, perhaps someone in his inner circle needs to point out hes gone off the cliff.
On the upside, all of this insanity he is funding will eventually open a door for someone to sue him for something as ridiculous. He will decry it and claim how wrong it is... ignoring that he created the atmosphere where it thrived.
But Uverse is the bestest thing since sliced bread. It lets us shut down our POTS system, because we got several states to agree to allow us to do that if POTS numbers dropped we can exit providing POTS. We don't need that sort of oversight of our crappy service, we need our next generation fiber network, still delivered on the same aging copper we've been let rotting to drive people off of it.
So what if poor people can't afford our service. So what if our service fails in a power outage, consumers can spend money to buy their own backup battery. So what if our 911 implementation is still screwed up & might give wrong information. They can get our spotty last gen prepaid phones and pay out the nose for access that we nickel and dime away.
Shitty company makes things shitter to drive profits because what they looted from for the USF just wasn't enough.
And the fact that they've never bothered to enforce these overly broad patents before now? If they are so far on the side of the angels, wouldn't they have acted sooner? If you found someone infringing on your patents would you wait 20 years to file?
And Google is merely fighting back, they aren't the only company targeted.
You almost are a decent shill, but stop pretending that what they claim today was something they created. They wedged a patent to fit something thats been around for a very long time and then had the gall to try block the import of devices to leverage faster settlements. They are trolls no matter what you want to claim.
Perhaps the gag order was the easiest way to avoid the vindictive nature of the system. They 'accidentally' issued arrest warrants, they have the power to accidentally to lots of things to make the reporters miserable and as we have seen time and time again the system is loath to accept that cogs of that system are guilty of this type of petty behavior and punish it.
What is extra galling is following standard boiler plate filings, they tell the court the account holder is the person who did it... and then say oh well swear you are innocent and throw someone else under the bus.
So an innocent person can swear they are innocent, and then are required to give them a new target to go after despite the claims made that the accused is the infringer.
Given the pattern in these cases, it should finally be clear that these are nothing but $400 fishing trips to reel in thousands. The system works against the accused, and the courts seem overly generous with the leeway the lawyers are given, while making sure the accused is held to higher standards.
The system is weighted against the accused, and makes just paying them the easy way to end the suffering. Even if you jump through every hoop, disprove every claim... the trolls slink away to avoid having to pay for making an innocent person defend themselves against baseless accusations.
They are supposed to only recover so much per work, and they rake in many times that amount with settlements made outside of the purview of the courts and keep going for more because no one has the will to stop these legal shakedown operations.
They think they can force the entire world to not mention the corruption. They think cracking down on citizens wondering why they don't have basic needs met while those in power roll around on Rolls Royce's.
Perhaps it is time for those civil citizens to stop being so civil, it is clear that the powers that be have very much they would like to hide. The halls of power need to be power washed clean, and the courts need to be full of these former leaders facing punishment for their crimes.