I knew it! I knew Techdirt was evil for gamification! Finally. Proof. Now, where's that video I was working on about the moon landing being faked (50th anniversary edition)? I need to update it to include this proof about TechDirt!
from an article over on the Star Tribune web site:
...Gordon Hansmeier, chairs the Seventh District Bar Association's Ethics Committee.
(also referenced in a TechDirt comment from a Prenda article in 2015)
I don't see there being significant risks - they're already a neutral aggregator.
Using research I've performed that includes the Internet Archive and DomainTools, I've helped clients successfully litigate smaller cases - good to see this is getting more weight at the federal level.
I would NOT want to go back. Didn't say I would. I want CBS (which I can get OTA, and am working on setting up), the NFL network, all NFL games regardless of station, and like three or maybe four other channels.
I don't want ANY extra crap, because then I have to PAY for the extra crap just to watch the handful of channels I want to watch.
Now that I actually live at the beach, I have no desire to spend more than a few hours watching TV anyhow. So again, don't force me to have to buy a bundle, or a bundle-light bullshit option.
After debating this forever, in my latest move to a new place, I finally cut the cord this past week. Only a few days in, I'm finding two feelings.
1. OMG look at all this free time I have. 2. OMG look at all this free time I have.
It's bizarre. And I like it.
Eventually someone will need to come out with true a-la-carte options where the combination of the few I actually WANT won't add up to a current cable bill that includes 8 bazillion channels I never watch.
Until then, OMG look at all this free time I have!
since I work in search marketing, I've had clients hire me to help with their online reputation. I don't always take them on as clients (Streisand effect, etc.)
Once in a while, it's much more complicated. I had one client where a competitor hired an agency to post false content all around the web, mostly on sites that stand behind the "we just host it" claim.
Even though my client won the legal battle, the posters had been "an outside agency", and used false profiles. Just to get the first court process done took two years and $100,000.
To actually get a court to direct those sites to remove that content (since the "anonymous John Does" and their "agency" were unreachable) was expected to take at least another two years. And that much more money.
Seriously. It's a major problem.
Sure, I think forcing search engines to take down links is a mostly horrific path, the system is critically broken as it is, and real human lives, livelihoods and reputations are ruined all the time by malicious troll behavior and actions.
Actually that's a false flag claim under various circumstances.
One that comes to mind is if information is posted that is flagrantly false, (as has been claimed in such cases all the time), then it has nothing to do with erasing history. It has every thing to do with restoring credibility where it is rightly due.
Only immature people think "if its on the internet, it must be true, and should become part of history".
I believe the current statutory guidelines call for "hell freezing over".
Thank you Senator Wyden for taking the time to so clearly and concisely refute the continued lies, deception and twisting of facts coming from people who, while vital to the interests of our country, are obviously drunk with power, ego and arrogance.