"You'd think city lawyers would talk to other lawyers before sending cease-and-desist letters to citizens. Or, at the very least, page through a few pamphlets on intellectual property law before threatening people with legal actions completely unmoored from statutory authority. But if they all did this, what would we write about?"
I have replaced more iPhone screens than some iPhone store techs (I am at 75 screens and 10 batteries) and have yet to have an issue. I have also seen a certified tech wire a phone incorrectly when putting it back together and hand it back to the customer then charge the customer to fix it again. Just because you have a piece of paper saying you can fix something doesn't mean you can.
I do have to admit though, I did cut my finger open while repairing one iPhone. There was a nail sticking out of the top of the table just enough...
Don't give them ideas. They will take that and go the other way with it and say it was your idea. They will start with the poor and little people, then go to Business where the right money will be paid to the right people and it will be found to be a bad idea. Meanwhile the poor and little people will have nothing but an apology and a useless wall.
Speaking about the wall, why are we not building a wall between us and Canada? I mean, the border there is far bigger and easier to cross.
It was a talking point, nothing more. They wanted to get their name in the paper by choosing something easy to make it look like they are doing something. In reality they just make it harder to track something that is hard to track to begin with. You will not get a John to say "Look officer, I bought a prostitute and I found it was really a 13yo girl from Mexico who is being held against her will to please guys. Honest, I was just buying a hooker and they gave me her."
Where I am not trying to say they should do nothing, but if there is something illegal, someone is gonna break that law. Rather than block their ways of breaking the laws, monitor them. Run stings. You could ban them all from the internet, they would just do it like they did it before, by word of mouth. You can't believe this didn't happen before the internet.
CCTV? Security Cameras have been in use before 2000 and the media has been used in trials and such. Heck DVD players had digital contents. I forsee this not even being popcorn worthy. The judge, assuming they know anything at all, should be able to see right through this