We all know breast is best, why do we need the government to protect us from the alternatives...
The issue is that the USTR want's to stop people from telling people that so that some corp can make more profit. That's the government telling people to stop telling people that breast is best. If the business of selling natural breast milk was big enough, then the USTR would have a fit about the canned stuff. The problem is business over anything else, including the welfare of the people.
Also because it would be illegal. Seriously, it would violate multiple laws as we described in another post.
Which post? I don't see any mention of it in the one you linked from the article: "No, You Can't Buy Congress's Internet Data, Or Anyone Else's"—and none of posts I "may also be interested in" look related.
Automatic Number Identification (ANI) is what you're talking about needing a court order for.
According to Wikipedia "Toll-free subscribers and large companies normally have access to ANI, either instantly via installed equipment, or from a monthly billing statement. Residential subscribers can obtain access to ANI information through third party companies that charge for the service."
(The citation for that last sentence describes a service where you forward incoming calls to a toll-free number, and they'll get the ANI and send the call back to you with caller ID set based on that.)
In the past they could BLOCK the ID.. But, DATA had to be sent for it to be Blocked from SHOWING on Caller ID..
When you make a call on a normal consumer landline, you do not send any caller ID data. Your telephone company's switch will set your Calling Line Identification, either with your actual number or with an indication it's blocked, and forward it to the next switch (or encoded as Caller ID to the destination party if they're on the same switch). When a caller has their own switch (PBX), they send the Calling Line Identification--maybe with BLOCKED or a fake number--and the phone company forwards it along. You'll see the data they sent.
What you want is something other than caller ID. You want to know who's making the call, and the phone company does have that information for billing purposes. That's Automatic Number Identification (ANI), which isn't easily blocked but is never transmitted to normal phone lines. You can see that if you have a toll-free number (which is actually pretty cheap these days).
Cellphones have a more advanced Caller ID..which is weird.
Do they? Name display worked on landlines but not cellphones for years. What are landlines missing?
I remember a Thrusday concert at Pukkelpop (some 10-15 years ago?) where they ended with "Buy our album, or download it from the internet; If you don't have money, at least you'll have music.". Good times.
If ODNI does refuse to answer Wyden's questions -- or any other branch of government refuses to do so -- it's worth noting that Congress still does have the authority to order people imprisoned for contempt of Congress.
It has more to do with the fundamental truth in the music Industry. Selling recordings make money for the labels, while restricting the number of people who listen to the music. Concert tours make money for the band, and the more people who listen to their music, the more people who want to attend the concerts, and the more money the band make; and it does not matter to the band how they got to listen to the music.
There are noises "convient noises" coming from next door like for instance I go to the bathroom then the water comes on,if I go into another room & I hear them talking they stop, ..... how can I bust them in the act on record & take legal action against them ????.. this is really pissing me off😡😡😡
USTR isn't wrong that these countries' policies are trade barriers, even if their motives -profit- are upsetting. What about consumers who actually need formula? Not every mother can nurse successfully; some mothers may need to take medication that would be unsafe for their infant. What if the mother places her infant for adoption, or passes away? Parents should have all of the scientifically accurate information available, as well as access to the products that they need or want. The limitations on marketing prevent these companies from reaching consumers who may need or want their products. We all know breast is best, why do we need the government to protect us from the alternatives (regardless of which country we are a citizen of)? I have no doubt that many people crying foul over USTR would have a fit at a business that paid women to provide breast milk and sold it for a profit. Profit is not the enemy, free trade promotes peace far more than sanctions.
Slowly but surely, a generation that grew up with filesharing as a widespread norm are coming into their own (and making it big). It's lone newsworthy voices now, but imagine a kind of critical mass where every young musician takes filesharing for granted like this.
"The ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) may decide the shutdown renders this particular query [by Sen. Wyden et al] moot."
The ODNI is part of the government, which Senate and Congress are supposed to oversee. If they took their role seriously, they could demand full disclore, a set of safeguards against future 'inadvertent' mistakes, and the names of people personally responsible for enforcing them BEFORE granting or extending any further rights to the NSA.
If somebody robbed a bank, people would laugh in their face if their defense was the argument that the incident happened in the past and is longer ongoing. We should do the same with the ODNI.
But even something like this js going to be thrown under the bus because there is nothin more important than copyright! Its all about those who can make money off someone/thing else, while actually doing nothing/owning nothing, regardless of the consequences.