"It is too much to expect intellectual property owners to bear all the burden of looking after their property"?
This sounds like the kind of guy who installs a loud alarm on his car, parks it in a city, and never responds to the alarm. He deserves to have it vandalized, just for creating a nuisance with his alarm -- and so does the IP owner who does likewise.
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"He should be fired immediately."
How anyone in his position, can do this sort of thing and not suffer even the consequence of losing employment, proves that things have gone past the point of no return, in my opinion.
He makes this statement as though he fully believes that this is "how things are done", without even the slightest interest in, or awareness of, the myriad possible dire consequences for those he is suppose to serve and protect.
Because he is correct.
Because this is how these things are now done.
This is now the standard.
We have seen this standard before, in other countries.
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Not entirely sure what that means but: I am just curious. You seemed certain that this was in violation of their rules, and seemed somewhat gleeful about that fact based on your choice of the name "bursting bubbles" and your snarky (or so I read it) comment about wanting to use Kickstarter to get yourself an assistant. And since it's entirely clear from even a cursory glance that this project in no way violates KS rules, I had to wonder if you'd actually read them before getting on your high horse.
Which might gain you a decade of semi-coherent semi-peace while the same-old-parasites' children reorganize and get their ducks in a row and start the whole game over.
Sadly, a Revolution would, as always, put you right back where you started, and put the same processes you revolted against, right back in place, as always.
What is actually needed, is an Evolution.
This experiment has ended and ended badly. But it has taught us an encyclopedia of lessons.
It is time to sit down and create something new, using what we have learned from this last experiment, and from all the experiments before it, that will hopefully have a far better chance to function as a social formulae, "For and By The People".
Why revolve back to the same place once again? And Again?
Discard the old an failed and that which has proven useless or detrimental.
Revise what worked and add what was learned.
And it might be wise to add addenda to all future Constitution Documents; that explain in great detail, exactly what is meant by every statement in that document, to prevent exactly the kind of secret revisions that have heralded the new "decline and fall" of the current formulae.
How are these precedents going to effect shareware?
There are many products that are licensed free to use for non-commercial enterprises, but fee'd to commercial ones. Is that "seeding"? Would the courts definition of "seeding" reasonably describe the business model that built Netscape Corp?
So while Copyright trolls are making some dirty moves, they aren't that much dirtier than conventional advertising. And in a lot of ways they are LESS dirty. I doubt Copyright trolls use the kind of psychologically invasive marketing techniques that are common in other markets.
So there is a subjectivity here that could easily evolve into regulatory capture. More importantly, such regulatory capture would likely target distribution networks most commonly used by small producers of intellectual property.
There is a difference between patent trolling, and copyright trolling. Patents are broadly scoped, and copyrights are narrowly scoped. We hazard ourselves for not giving that fact adequate deference.
I assume that the term "completely wiping out" does not mean actually erasing the words from the pages of the Constitution, but rather, simply rendering them null and void, as far as having any legal influence on decisions made by government, through repurposing the words.
I believe however, that any secret reinterpretation of any part of the Constitution will thus "completely wipe out" the designed effectiveness of that part, in much the same manner as actually erasing that part from the pages of the constitution.
The simple facts that (1) POTUS did a work-around via Fast Track legislation, for a (2) secret trade deal that affects the "laws of the land" of many lands including America, means that the Constitution has already been compromised beyond redemption in order to prevent any future finding of the new laws that the deal creates, or the old laws that the deal alters, as unconstitutional.
Its is perhaps for this very reason that corporate America hired a constitutional scholar for the job of POTUS.
Are you familiar with the concept of a literary device?
I have no doubt the effect described in the book - whereby third-world countries are loaded up with debt - is largely accurate. I do however think Perkins' "Hit Man" story is a lot of BS or sensationalistic - useful to push a narrative in an otherwise dry and dense subject.
"The Police State doesn't care about the U.S. Constitution."
And rightly so, since it no longer exists in the form that American citizens are familiar with and hasn't since 9/11, when the government of the US gave itself the power to reinterpret the words therein, because..... Terrorists!!
The way it is interpreted now, pretty much insures that the Police State needs not worry about it at all, as the new secret government version, now supports fascism, rather than democracy and gives the Police State all the Secret War-Condition Legal Powers it needs to turn the USA and eventually, the world, into its members' personal bank account, while American citizens argue over whether or not billionaires are smart enough to tie their own shoes.
If the situation were not so dire, it would indeed be stunningly comical.
Nothing to worry about. Everything is under control. Go back to Sleep.
"In other words, this proposed provision has all the hallmarks of being the start of a slippery, Orwellian slope!"
But because there is not now, and never has been, such a thing as a "conspiracy" and because American billionaire industrialists, drug lords, financiers and businessmen, like American millionaire lawyers and politicians, are simply way too incompetent and stupid to actually plan and execute anything remotely like a conspiracy, without the ever-watchful and intuitively intelligent US Joe Six-pack catching them in the act, all of these proposed provisions, just like all the other past and future changes to American law, such as those that are coming to a city near you through the Fast Tracked "copyright trade deals", is all just purely an amazing coincidence and the Boys in Power really for really did not mean to introduce legislation that would undermine the whole concept of American democracy, on purpose.
It just looks that way because of all them Anti-Vaxxers and 911 Truthers, and the ever-growing army of Conspiracy Nutters and their unending wringing of hands, over impossible authoritarian-fascist fantasies.