Yes, I've seen little notices on things like Newegg and other places I have bought online from that say 'X% tax included for residents of State A.' But if Netflix is in Seattle Washington (I've no idea where it really is..) and cities and counties in California are charging tax, isn't that interstate commerce?
Netflix and others should just claim that the office their billing comes from is overseas and then only the Federal Government can charge taxes on imports.
The thing I hate most about the FCC not acting on these is that as soon as they do (if they ever do..) come down on the providers they will get taken to court, yet again. They will cry "over reach" and "we have been doing it like this for years and they never had a problem with it". When it comes to corporate giants like this you have to take a firm hand early and often because otherwise they will take the inch you give them and run a thousand miles with it.
We keep hearing Hollywood (and Bollywood now apparently) spout figures of 10s of thousands of people losing jobs in the movie industry as a result of Piracy!, and yet.. those studios somehow manage to keep running and employing people?
If he wasn't using a US based server, as a foreign national why would he need to comply with the US laws that make up the DMCA (the take down part)? They would have been better served going to the Russian courts (I believe that is where he is from) and having them bring him up on charges. Oh wait.. Russia.
Aren't we supposed to let ninety nine guilty men go free then suffer one innocent man in jail? It isn't supposed to be an easy job for the DoJ. If they want to send a man to prison for life then they really need to work for it, and holding back evidence is morally wrong.
Well, obviously H. Clinton isn't as good at her job as she keeps saying she is. After all, if she had nothing to hide about the quality of her work then there wouldn't have been any reason to keep her emails secure from FOIA requests.