Considering the IOT, car software and other recent security disasters maybe there is hope here at the very least for security purposes. I mean, any judge can understand how bad some creep invading some connected device and calling your baby a slut because the code can't be audited is.
The fair use portion may be an uphill battle because there's too much entitlement in the American collective mindset. People seem to think they are entitled to whatever. Not that it matters, DRM will be circumvented regardless of any moronic law.
MU case is actually a failure in this line of thought because Dotcom managed to get access to his funds and actually defend himself (while smartly building more money from new services). He is actually putting up a fight.
I'm waiting to see the millions recovered from perviously closed and seized p2p services. Because there is none. TorrentFreak did a great job analyzing how much was going into the bitcoin wallets notorious piracy sites put up and I haven't seen a single one that got more than a few hundred dollars in YEARS and it's common knowledge by now that the ads that go in these sites are the trash of the trash and pay virtually nothing.
So this guy will actually be royally screwed. Not because he is guilty of something for society has already given sharing a green light for years now. No, he will be royally screwed because he doesn't have the money to defend himself. Money wins.
TD has been warning about it in multiple fronts for years now. I was eagerly waiting for this. Now American companies engaged in these disputes among themselves will have to deal with the external barrage from China and possibly elsewhere. Kick back and watch the show folks, let's see if the deep pockets will save them.
In another news, Erdogan floods court systems around the world with defamation lawsuits against people reporting, sharing or thinking about the things the leaked mails revealed. Swears he isn't into nazi sadomasochism. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile approves it.
If the cops are above the law then why write laws? Why not let law enforcement (emphasis on law) do whatever they 'feel' is right? No? I too agree. Once the courts start making law enforcement eat their pride and see criminals go free because they didn't follow the law and the Constitutional rights maybe then it will actually start respecting the law. But the courts are happily agreeing with law enforcement so I guess we are screwed.
With record low crime rates on countries that generate most of these 'disturbing' materials it's hard to defend that toy guns, fantasy games and movies made people more violent.
I was actually surprised when I went to my school to talk about things related to my field of work and the kids didn't keep whispering while I was at it like most of the kids in my time (including me) would do. Too well behaved!
That's something that's worrying me. A lot of youngsters around their 20s are leaning more and more towards extremism. But then again if I think I was screwed by the establishment, they are in a much worse position.
As for the "total luddites, technical idiots, nincompoops that have no idea about what's even mathematically possible, and they're all younger than me" I believe it's a result of many things the older generation is leaving behind and the current is failing to fix so far, specially when you are talking about education. Not failing but not fixing fast enough or with enough motivation. My generation could use more activism, more attitude. And I'm including myself there even though I try my best to inform people and do what I can.
We desperately need to update our educational systems. While it doesn't happen I will do my best to plant seeds on the little heads so they will at the very least try not to be willfully ignorant.
Thankfully. I do think there are some periods that seem to generate some quite awful people. The baby boomers one seems to be one of those. Not that there aren't awesome people in the middle of it. I'm not alone here and there are other groups in different ages that seem to agree, sadly.
Yep, I agree. I'm not that dumb. I still maintain my idea. There are quite a few older people that could use some forced retirement to go live their senior years enjoying some wine or something. I just vented out 'violently'.
The judge who suspended the blockade (Ricardo Lewandowski) is actually 68 years old and has a better understanding of the implications than the 40 yr old one. Not that I think he is good overall but that's a discussion for another time.
Heh, don't get me wrong, my parents are there and I don't want them dead (I successfully got them out of a lot of ignorance!!!). But like you, many of the people in that age range actually agree with me. It's just the rotten part that managed to entrench themselves in power positions, political or financial.
True enough, there is plenty of ignorance. But, really, how clearer whatsapp could be after they told that it is technically impossible for them to do what the court requested? Maybe they should have made some sort of comparison like "this is akin to asking us to unblow a dynamite stick" or something? In the US they came with the "nerd harder" solution to impossible tasks.
Still, it would do a lot of good if an specific generation died off. Then again they may be saying the same about mine in the future, who knows.
So law enforcement, military gets green light to screw people lives for the most minor infractions or even just out of spite. Then they are surprised that people who lost everything and can't get up after being 'legally' beaten to the ground turn to crime and even terrorism. Go figure.
it just looks Brazil and its judicial system seem backwards and out of touch.
Actually I was quite pleased by the speed the Supreme Court shot down the blockade. It wasn't a higher court, it was the equivalent of SCOTUS. There's a good chance they will actually release what we call a 'binding precedent' to prevent further blockades while there isn't specific laws or regulations dealing with it.
The issue now is that there are morons trying to do exactly what Russia did to make the messages available to the justice (along with mandated 'backdoors' and making the company have a physical presence in the country). It's not surprising at all when you see what politicians are saying elsewhere (including Russia and the US). This shitty generation could die already and leave us alone.