Of course fan-subbed movies are cutting into the entertainment industries' profits. In our near post-scarcity society, the limited resource is not the money people are willing to spend on movies but the time they are able to spend on movies. And given today's bombastic crap, you can't blame them spending their time on composted material rather than straight from the source.
That's why the main use of 95+ year copyrights is not to sell the old stuff (how much can you demand here really?) but to bury it in order to free up boredom resources to be spent on more expensive new stuff.
It's distressing to see the number of people saying bricking the devices is a good thing. No, it's not. You're damaging the property of someone else; someone who probably doesn't know the first thing about IoT, security or anything. Let's be blunt, this is malware performing a DoS.
How would you feel if it was YOUR device that was bricked? You'd be screaming for the perpertrator to be brought to justice.
How would you feel if it a manufacturer and not a malware author that was bricking the devices? You'd be screaming about how products you buy aren't really yours, the manufacturer is evil, we need new laws and so.
Some commenters seem perfectly fine with their double standards.
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You have screenshots of FBI surveillance as in you have screenshots showing for example:FBIVAN6 as an said for available networks? The way I look at it its 50/50. It's the FBI or its someone's idea of a joke. Either way there's nothing I can do to change it. How about that fuckin' Patriot Act though, right? Bush Sr. found a way to really stick it to the American people if they're not 100% on board with A New World Order and his squirrely rat bastard 9/11 conspirator son can kiss my, oh never mind cause I'm losing focus here. Do you know anything about Mormons? I know they originate in Utah, ride bicycles & wear identical clothing when they knock on your door while you're eating the type of cereal that tastes like shit when it gets soggy and they start telling you about golden tablets and an angel that kept visiting John Smith or was it Joe? Hell, it don't matter cause either one is as plain boring as the other. Anyways, I'm told most of them FBI people are in fact Mormons and wouldn't you know, that ol Comey fella that gave Hillary a pass, and I'm talking a Big Pass, well he's a Mormon too! You think me or you would get a pass from the FBI? Highly doubtful unless our last name was Clinton, related to "The Clintons", living in Utah and were verified card carrying Mormons! Perhaps a sizable donation to his wife in an offshore account such as the Cayman Island's would be to our benefit so do you see where all this leads to? It leads to a corrupt system that those in the right places aren't held accountable for their Goddamn crimes! As a matter of fact, just like the squirrely rat bastard Bush Jr., the FBI can Kiss My Ass Too! I am disgusted so I think I'll have me a beer now.
Considering the nearly 500 federal government positions that have no nominees yet, who actually thinks that Trump will quickly get around to nominating a new Copyright Register, let alone having that person confirmed by the Senate?
I'm pretty sure the priority and speed of specific nominations is directly proportional to the size of the campaign contributions.
if courts were to first require registered copyrights.
I'm pretty sure that decision is not within the purview of the courts.
To sue for copyright infringement, under legislation (i.e. not something within the courts common law or rules of procedure jurisdictions) all you need is a valid copyright, and that does not require registration. I suspect it would be a breach of the Berne convention to require registration to have a valid copyright.
As far as I understand it, all registration does over and above having a non-registered copyright, under legislation, is allow you to sue for statutory damages, the "up to $150k per infringement" often quoted, from the date of registration.
Without registration, you can still sue to stop the infringing behavior and for actual damages only. The downside of actual damages is that the plaintiff has to give a $ number that they can back up in court with evidence of the actual damages, actual lost revenue, documentation, accounts, expert witnesses and so on. As opposed to statutory damages which don't require any evidence of actual damages, they can pull a number out of their ass up to the $150k per infringement limit and let the judge decide the final number without any evidence beyond the fact that infringement took place.
Yes. I suppose it may come down to a mere feeling that they could conceivably scrub their general-purpose OS if they ever cared to bother, but phones are a bit more locked up. (Potential rationale for some. Most probably just like their moral outrage every morning regardless of whether it is true or not or if they would ever have cared otherwise.)