When I say, for example, that Microsoft Windows 10 is a steaming pile of horse excrement with a fresh topping of festering goat vomit, I am not trying to cause confusion in the market by my use of their trademarks. I am using the trademark properly in order to ensure that there can be no possible confusion of which company or product I am referring to.
Now if I were to hypothetically compare Trump to the same thing, I don't think there would be any copyright, trademark or other complaints that anyone could make. Maybe defamation. But only if I were to actually make such a comparison which I am not.
Google and Facebook may not have any malicious intent (or they might?) but this is definitely creating the tools to enable a very 1984 like cleansing of certain facts or views from what the majority of the public can see and locate.
Here's a great idea: force renewing DMCA agent every 3 years!
I am reminded of an old saying about how the goose and the gander have compatible ports, without needing any type of adapter. Or special cable. Or something like that. I can't quite remember how the saying goes.
Here's an idea. If websites have to renew their DMCA agent every 3 years, let's also make copyright holders required to have and to renew their DMCA registered agent every 3 years. You should need a registered agent to file a DMCA request, since it has such super abuse potential.
Having filed bogus DMCA takedowns, under penalty of perjury should disqualify a DMCA agent from renewing. Bogus takedowns especially means filing a DMCA notice for something that you are not the actual copyright owner for. Or where no copyright or copyrighted material is actually listed (such as trying to silence speech that makes no use of copyrighted material).
Re: Let this one go; focus on more strategic battles
The problem here is that it is difficult for most people these days to get pure internet service that is not also from a "television" provider.
It's not just if you get internet from a cable company. What were once telecommunication companies (eg AT&T) now offer and push packages with TV subscriptions.
All of the internet providers that are in bed with content will try to screw the internet subscribers in order to create an advantage for hollywood. Zero Rating. Throttling. Bandwidth Caps. Injecting their own ads into your web page results. And any other dirty tricks they can conceive of.
So please don't think you are not affected by 'cable' or 'pay tv' companies. You are. And you need to be in this fight.
I'm willing to believe that not all cops are thugs.
However thugs ARE attracted to law enforcement work.
You can see it as a future career possibility for the bullies in high school. They realize they have grown up with no useful talent or skills. That means there are only two career possibilities: 1. Marketing 2. Law Enforcement Item 2 is selected because item 1 is not for a real "man's man". (Ironically not realizing one possible meaning of "man's man".)
You need to change your tactics. When video evidence contradicts the testimony of known liars or police officers, your PR stance should be: "the video camera equipment was malfunctioning and cannot be trusted".
I sincerely hope you will thoughtfully consider this advice. For the pure hilarity of it. For the children!
Here is a grand and glorious idea. Set up police checkpoints such that you cannot go more than a few miles without needing to go through a police checkpoint.
That way, police have multiple opportunities to check 'your papers please'. And have drug dogs do some sniffing. And look in your car trunk, etc.
Police wouldn't need to know any laws.
Pedestrians could be stopped as easily as motorists. And vice versa.
Police would never abuse such authority and lack of accountability. It's for your safety.
To make you even safer, the next step should be that police make random but frequent 'safety visits' to everyone's private home. That way we can be sure everyone's ID is checked. Nobody has a police record. Police could see if there is anything within the home that is obviously in plain sight which they do not happen to like.