Which he has decided to politicize. Everyone knows SOPA wouldn't have any effect on Wikipedia, so if Wales is going to get into the lobbying business, shouldn't he offer alternatives?
Jimbo isn't the one behind this. He left it up completely to wikipedia's editors if we wanted to go forward with any kind of SOPA/PIPA protest. I'm on the list of signatures on the vote for the blackout.
Jim Wales is allowing the community to voice its protest through Wikipedia.
I think a majority of the cases settled, in fact. And the ones that did go to court were either thrown out on a procedural point (standing) or lost on a fair use defense (which was only a couple cases if I recall correctly, and even then the reasoning was very spotty at best). Generally speaking, if a person cuts and pastes an entire copyrighted work into their blog or message board, that's going to be infringement. But you're right, I shouldn't imply that it's always infringement. It's certainly fair to say that it usually is, IMO.
Actually, doing so, as I just did, is completely legal. I'm using your words to inspire discussion, which is protected under the first amendment.
Righthaven's whole tactic was to shakedown people for money, on rights they didn't even own. Which isn't legal to begin with, because you can't transfer the rights to sue without transferring the rights themselves.
Also "I think" does not constitute a fact. And sure, many would settle, since settling is much cheaper than going to court and fighting it out. That's one of the big issues with how out system works today. It's much cheaper and easier to just pay up than it is to fight it court. And Righthaven knew this. In fact, it was their entire strategy.
I started looking into the case, and while she died from the toxic materials in her medications, its what medications they were that was interesting.
She had Alprazolam (RX only: US (C - IV) and Canada), Acetominophen (Tylenol), and Zolpidem (RX only: US (C - IV), Not approved in Canada).
So, she was ordering controlled prescription medication from the internet, and not only that, one she couldn't possible have a prescription for. Sounds like she was self medicating
PROTECT IP isn't going to save us from stupidity, people.
That story didn't even pass the sniff test.
Remember, only doctors and licensed personnel (nurses, pharmacists in some areas) are allowed to prescribe medication. No reputable one would do so online with no medical history or ever seeing a patient. Online pharmacies offering drugs without prescriptions are illegal, and probably counterfeit.
We already have safeguards in place to combat fake drugs. (FDA, hello?) The FDA should be ordering drugs from these online pharmacies and then testing them. Then you can sue (and then seize the sites legally). You need to shut these operations down, just taking away the domain name isn't enough.
This is a summary of the case talked about in the video.
Not only that but think remember, the body scanner isn't really useful for things like explosives. Its really only useful for finding things like guns, knives, etc.
And now that we've locked the cockpit door, what would the consequences be?
Pre-9/11 hijack: guy hijacks plane, diverts to Cuba, holds people hostage for 2-9 hours, situation over, almost everyone goes home. (yes, there were some massacres)
9/11 hijack. guy hijacks plane, crashes into building, killing everybody on board and many in the building.
post-9/11 hijack: "If you don't unlock this cockpit door so I can hijack this plane and crash it into a building, I swear I'll kill everyone back here!"
Now that we know what the terrorist/hijacker will do, the people will not just sit idly by and let him take over the plane.
So lets end this security farce, lets save the government a load of cash, and we can put all those TSA workers to work on things we actually need, like infrastructure repair. If they can grope my nuts, I'm sure they can wave a flag or handle a shovel.