"Except he wouldn't tell them because he supports piracy and taking away copyright from artists"
Would you please present links to where you found these facts, or just admit you are a shitty troll collecting pay to try and pollute the site.
See the downside is, your IQ is actually below room temp, and any of the regulars and half of the AC's who post here could outthink you while on shrooms.
Oh and because its not worth it being nice...
Are you still raping your dog? How many kittens will you choke to death to regain your manhood after what your uncle did to you that one summer? Were you more hurt he did it to you, or he discarded you because you weren't any good?
Please go find a fire and die in it... in real life.
We're gonna take their property, because we can, & then auction it off to cover the costs of arresting them. It doesn't matter if the charges end up dismissed, they need to pay for having drawn our attention.
We're gonna have a list of sex offenders, but we are going to expand the "crimes" that can get you on that list making it mostly useless except for punishing people. So what if they can't find a place to live, they never should have peed in that alley.
It is becoming clear that the only difference between the justice system & gangs is better matching uniforms & badges.
People never seem to care until it directly nails them, & then are outraged that it can happen... ignoring the thousands others who got screwed over before them that they ignored assuming the system is fair & just.
As a society, perhaps its time to give serious thought to the idea that just because we've always done it that way doesn't mean we shouldn't consider stopping it.
The IOC is insane. Drunk on power & somehow some countries still bid to host and nuke their economies thinking that this time the promises of making money will be true.
We foot the bill for building stadiums for "associations" that have billions & yet somehow accept if its not a sell out we can't show the game to the residents who are dealing with pothole filled roads because that budget vanished to give the stadium a break.
Billions of dollars change hands and yet there is no real benefit for those having to pay the bills... perhaps we should wise up and put a stop to it. Fuck tradition, if its stupid you stop doing it... otherwise they'd still be burning cat ladies in Salem.
First they hacked the terrorists, and I said nothing because I wasn't a terrorist. Then they hacked the protest groups, and I said nothing because I have privilege. Then they hacked their rivals, and I said nothing because I agreed with them. Then they hacked the pedophiles, and I said nothing because pedos are icky. Now they've hacked everyone everywhere, and I don't dare say anything lest I be whisked off to Reeducation Camp.
The committee should have asked him where it says that, as many in the governments aren't privy to whats in the document.
Life+70 has no benefit for the artists, but it does benefit the gatekeepers and middlemen. Of course the downside is there will end up being more lawsuits they have to defend when music sounds like other music.
They've screwed up the industry so badly chasing imaginary dollars, perhaps it is time to remind them that the public domain isn't an afterthought, and its time for the pendulum to swing back. Who knows perhaps artists might create more things knowing that there won't be royalty checks for their great grandchildren to cash.
It would have been nice to see someone who caused the problem have to deal with the results of his action.
Its a pity that the court ruled against the law as written, because I'm willing to bet there are plenty of bar card holders in the state house who could have been pressed into service the same way (and might have then fixed the problem they caused).
The pity again is the public, who blissfully think everything is fine. The bad guys are getting shafted like they deserve, and they aren't be forced to pay for them to have competent representation. Of course the flip side of the coin comes when they find themselves in the system and expect the system to be fair to them because they are good people.
Paying for public defenders should be one of those things that can't be cut, like water treatment. It is something required, not a frivolous boondoggle that can be whittled away at once the public forgets it was ever promised to them.
Because looking busy means we are productive. Perhaps its time for some reforms to stop shit patents & patent trolls from being able to extract millions in East Texas because it was easier to approve it than to deny it and keep denying it over & over.
How entertaining it will be if the target isn't behind the blog.
Not only will the citizens be paying out the nose for violating the rights of an innocent, but the odds that an offical willing to be this shady won't try to gather any data he can from the devices to gain leverage are low.
One would think that investing a portion of the settlement into a forensic review of the system would be a wise move, and might add more 0's to the settlement.
It almost sounds like there should be some sort of "department of justice" to come in and make sure that they know their duty & live up to the letter of the law. Willing to bet that given the overreaction, there is a really big fire that the smokes been pointing to.
I've read stories about assaults & robberies... Please provide links to stories about murder & rape cases.
Imagine if instead of defaulting to someone on the sex offender registry (which has been stuffed with people who have never harmed or tried to harm a child) that they added the 'out of the way' pokestops of routine patrol patterns. Or contacted Niantic and pointed out that specific pokestops are in dangerous areas, could they be moved to better locations?
This is grandstanding for the soundbite, to solve a problem that doesn't seem to actually exist, so that people on a list (who many of us would never have agreed to put on that list) have their world crushed that much smaller. Would citizens think this was such a grand idea if they knew they were paying to keep someone who peed in an alley in jail because of a game? Would citizens think this was such a grand idea if they knew they were paying to keep someone who kissed their 1 yr younger girlfriend in jail because of a game? Would citizens think this was such a grand idea if they knew they were paying to keep someone who mooned his buddies in jail because of a game? Would citizens think this was such a grand idea if they knew they were paying to keep someone who decided to send a naked pic to a significant other who was 2 yrs older in jail because of a game?
Maybe instead of rushing through policies to grab soundbites, perhaps look at how broken they have made the registry. When an alley peeer gets the same rejection for a place to live or work that someone who actually raped a child... the list is broken.
I really wish that more of the cheerleaders would look at the actual numbers.
Imagine what would happen if an artist, who just blasted YouTube for being the devil, looked at how much money was sent on their behalf to the industry and saw that they are actually earning enough to make it worthwhile... except there are these middlemen who are nickel and dimeing that income down to the final number they get paid.
Death of 1000 cuts, bleeding the cash out of the pipeline. Keeping the artists blaming the wrong people. Taking a cut to pay for the laughable anti-piracy programs. Paying a cut to an industry group that makes it harder to connect with the fans, by spreading lies to keep themselves relevant. Paying a cut to buy laws that hold back technology & punish paying customers, and encourage people to stop playing by the rules. Paying a cut to cover the vinyl record breakage for each YouTube viewing.
Perhaps it is time the artists stop looking where the industry tells them to lay all of the blame, and ask questions about why this far into the internet age, everything is still based on the golden age of the 60's. The only people ripping them off is their own industry, and its time to blow the contracts open and ask why they are paying protection money to those causing them the most harm.
As others have mentioned, many people don't have lawyer friends or a friend who has had need of a lawyer.
People, often to their detriment, assume that being a member of the bar is some sort of reflection that they are good guys. (My long running most favorite lawyer anecdote - Lawyer in prison for murder for 8 years before the bar moved to disbar him.)
Guessing that being in extreme pain, most likely on pain killers, that doing a deep dive into people wasn't on the plate.
While consumers should check them out before signing, shouldn't those charged with providing oversight actually do that job?
But you are all Good People (tm), so you should have nothing to hide... unless you are enemies of the state.
Anyone working to ensure privacy is an enemy of the state, and we must discredit them with any tools we have. We aren't smart enough to figure out his real name and history, so we went with the KKK to create an associate in the minds of Good People (tm) to turn against him.
We can not allow Good People (tm) to actually have the rights we let them think the law provides for them.