Not angry at the flat out lying. Not angry at the fake documents applying pressure on a target to just give up all hope.
But not angry enough to sanction this outrageous behavior.
Trying to pretend that an innocent person locked in a room and presented with tons of fake evidence won't decide that trying to get a plea is easier than fighting off the system that's already weighted against them? That someone innocent won't just fold and believe that the officers are just letting them know what they have so the target can make an easy choice to hurry this along.
And they still can't figure out why people trust cops and the legal system less and less.
Doubtful, if S|H worked with Guardaley (and in my mind they never did) it would have been a very short lived event.
They were far to interested in cash to share with anyone, and even had their infamous homebrew million dollar never wrong super secret tech serving up targets.
To crack Guardaley one needs to flip Lipscom or catch Chartier on a bad day when he is raging. But given the money flowing out of that unholy alliance its gonna take quite a bit. There are enough locals to pursue, but they only serve to insulate the cappos from little people and add another degree of separation for the dons of the scam.
If exposure to a peanut could kill you, you take steps to avoid it and carry an epipen. If exposure to X can hurt you, you do something.
Notice the image of the gif, see that play icon in the middle? If you have epilepsy and piss people off, you really have to be stupid to think no one will ever expose you to a flashing gif. There is plenty of history of this being done... and protecting yourself is a switch in twitter to not autoplay or an addon for browsers that stops gifs from running automatically.
IANAD (I am not a Doctor) but there has been talk that he might not suffer from the type of epilepsy that is triggered by flashing gifs.
Because we've NEVER seen someone double down on pissing in someones cheerios, and then run for cover when it gets real.
Assault with a deadly graphic. ARE YOU FSCKING KIDDING ME.
System seems bent on showing they are tough on the cyber, one can only hope that their high profile case collapses as the truth comes out.
Such high profile drama... what some people won't do to keep their name in the media.
So this means that these representatives are introducing a strict policy providing oversight of their corporate citizens, to make sure that they won't put profits over public safety right? Or they are just going to cash the "contribution" checks, convince the public this had to be done to stop eco-terrorists, while making sure their food isn't sourced from these companies because FSM knows how badly they manage the facilities.
How many lives was the check worth? This is what citizens need to ask legislators. There is plenty of history that the "free market" doesn't regulate itself until there is a bodycount & when public furor dies down those new self regulation plans get rolled aside.
Somehow the biggest supporters of this will manage to keep their jobs, despite the bodycount, because they will appeal to the fear of the people over imaginary things who will manage to accept that corporate profits mean sometimes little people need to die.
One wonders how much of the hatred is based in the logical fallacy that they MIGHT do something with the IP and don't want it harmed in the meantime.
They control the IP and completely ignore what seems to be robust demand, then bitch when people work around them as they take a few decades to figure out if they have clearances for the chip tunes.
Then there are the games that have changed hands so many times and the papers are molding in a warehouse because no one wants to bother to go through it... unless someone else might try to make a buck off of it. They they issue threats, without even knowing if they have the paperwork trying to kill off any development.
If only they didn't keep expanding the time people could own IP, we could hit a point where the games could be saved and given new life legally. Not having to be edited because the contract was missing the term "in the known universe forever" when acquiring the rights to use it in the game.
Perhaps it is time to demand that code & carts be submitted to be stored for the day when the public finally gains new additions to that public domain thing I've heard of but never seen.
"Claimant may not have been able to predict the precise trajectory of the law on utility" But they thought they had. If they didn't get their way, they would force the country to expend millions defending against imaginary losses. They got these lopsided rulings, and bought support from a nation where they dominate the market putting profits above lives.
They inflate prices and look for ways to maintain control, reaping the profits they claim are for new development... yet they are spending millions trying to recycle control of old drugs.
Countries are not supposed to be beholden to the fevered dreams of wealth of corporations and the fact that there is even a framework for ISDS should shame leadership. Corporations can demand payment for imaginary losses, where is the framework for a country to demand compensation from a company that put profit over citizens lives and demanding hundreds a pill for something that cost .02 to make?
Steele agrees to bury Hans, who is already so far from fucked the light will take 100,000 years to reach him. In return, perhaps a trust exists somewhere that rewards him for falling on the sword.
Steele gets a deal for 'helping', Hans remains just as screwed, and somewhere a shoebox arrives in the mail.
It has always bothered me that any sort of deal would be offered to Steele or Hans, the case is strong. Was DOJ worried that it would be a hard fight so they loaded the bases offering a deal to the devil?
The problem isn't the AG's. The problem is the public. Easily goaded into the fantasy that 1 trillion 10 yr olds are being trafficked on BackPage and the only way to stop it is to not question the rights of those bad people being trampled. They can not think outside of their little bubble, because it hasn't screwed them yet. They get angry at courts for following the actual law and complain about all the money wasted by the court not doing the 'right' thing they were told they should support. Meanwhile millions vanish in a poof, to make the targets whole. Money spent to claw their way up the ladder to governmental success, people blindly cheering & paying the price for witch hunts.
Yes there are some people forced into sex work, but not as many as they want you to think. Rather than just admit that paying for sex between 2 consenting adults shouldn't be a huge concern, we pretend it has to be forced and icky. (Pity how many in the government who say that publicly but use escorts themselves.) If we gave up on these idiotic victorian ideals, finding bad actors would be so much easier. Look at Colorado, they have thousands of robberies driven by people trying to get pot.... oh wait. They are making millions in taxes & can focus on actual crimes not imaginary have 2 oz's and you need 25 years in prison.
The public needs to stop believing the hype and learn there is a world outside their comfortable little bubble, and if they keep rooting for stupid things like this to happen they hasten their own bubble ending up burst as their rights & the law are ignored for a crusade.
He might not be able to get the label to see reality, but pretty sure that pissing off a star isn't high on the list of things FB wants to do. FB works because you can totally get upclose with that team that pretends to be your hero, and if they start leaving the platform users might look for other places to interact.
They fear the loss of control they imagine will destroy them as hundreds of kids cover a song & get record deals. Only they can choose who will be the next star, and the serfs will pay us dearly for our picks. You can not have anything we do not approve of, because we have stolen your culture for centuries and we will not stop now. The serfs will be mad at the stars, and not us so we really don't care. Someone hearing 15 seconds of something we 'own' lock stock & barrel and us not getting paid is the highest sin possible.
Someone smart should start courting acts, so that when it comes time to renew contracts they just go with the smart guy. Don't need giant buildings full of lawyers taking a cut, wasting money on making sure that only corporate approved methods of showing support will be allowed. You just need to connect with your fans & have a good time... the money will flow. (And probably more than under the old deal where the labels sucked every cent possible out of everything.)
Except I'm willing to forego the civil war it would cause. In a perfect world we could just ram through fixing it, but thats not going to happen.
Finding horrible dark forgotten corners & getting public support for fixing that is much easier. There are tons of photogenic & sympathetic victims to be trotted out to tell their stories about how even when they couldn't find any evidence after turning their lives upsidedown they claimed lack of evidence was proof of wrong doing.
I'd love to discuss reform of copyright, because I think it is needed in some form, just not this form.
Its nice to see a paper that can be put before a Judge to lay some groundwork to understanding. The only time things I said ended up in court was when they tried to cast me as evil.
Oh those carefree early days when everyone thought I had to be wrong and lawyers would never do that.
Now it appears that I'm a Wizard, whos been battling the dark arts for a very long time.
The scam remains the same and the largest thing propping it up is the Judiciary refuses to consider that its cogs would do bad things. Cops would never perjure themselves on the stand. Prosecutors would never hide evidence the defendant was innocent. They would never entice those with learning disabilities into 'stings' to get headlines.
Copyright is a mess, and we will never agree anytime soon. Perhaps we could agree to 1 modest proposal - Make the statutory damages for "Non-commerical" infringement realistic. They call it a lost sale, lets cap it at 2x retail, 3x retail, 4x, 5x... but removing the $150K baseball bat they keep getting to swing well after their settlements sailed past this number.
As to the other trolls, I'm still here. I put on my robe and wizard hat...aite?
I really thought you were being anal as you decided to try and shit on me for a single reference to a bumper sticker that was the first thing that popped into my mind. I'm sorry you were offended I didn't make sure to include both sides in my original statement, I forgot I had a duty to make sure you weren't offended and couldn't find some tangent to obsess over.
Very grown up to think a single comment I make exposes everything about me, I'm gonna show the alt-right kids I talk to this one and listen to the laughter. #TeamWoodchipper
Re: I gather Tim is okay with a 5 and a 7 year old seeing Debbie give a blowjob while getting anal sex
I get offended seeing Heterosexual Public Displays of Affection, should there be a law?
While I agree watching porn in the car isn't very bright, society shouldn't have to wrap the entire world in nerf to avoid awkward events that happen.
The answer of they are doing things only adults should be doing, oh look over there a blue jay. If you can't distract a 5 and 7 yr old in 10 yrs you're in trouble. You shouldn't really go in depth about it being anal sex and blowjob's because that really isn't age appropriate.
You can't control other people and demanding that there should be a law leads us to everyone getting their own pet projects codified into law. Like the FL lawmaker who got a law passed making it illegal to pump a pumpkin, and was promptly busted porking a pumpkin in public.
I've seen the entire spectrum of stupid, like the woman who called the cops and demanded a man inside his own home who didn't realize he could be seen early in the morning be arrested as a sex fiend because her child was scared for life. Yes her little boy saw a penis through a window, that she drew attention to and flipped out about (such therapy bills in the future). He was getting a cup of coffee, not masturbating and saying hey little kid want some candy. She could have gotten his attention, left a note later or all sorts of other things but to freak out because a your child of the same sex saw a naked body says something about our victorian upbringing.
Stick figures on a window, are apples and your example is oranges. Sorry if not allowing the state to stifle rights sometimes leaves things ookie for you, but this case was an overly broad stupid thing that shouldn't have existed except for voters screaming the powers that be should do something, as long as its never used against them.