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  • Jan 11th, 2017 @ 2:07pm

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    The point I was trying to make is that website owners and administrators need to force themselves to adopt policies to prevent things like this. Posting articles with titles designed as click-bait, i.e., provocative headlines, then you deserve what you get.

    I'm not saying I'd like to see techdirt go but that website administrators often set themselves up for lawsuits like this.

    With my website and forum communities, I have developed site policies designed for every possible occurrence and allow for content to be removed if either myself or my forum staff decide that the content is inappropriate for my community. I have to say that content is usually caught pretty quickly before it causes any damage.

  • Jan 11th, 2017 @ 12:47pm

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    Personally, I don't agree with techdirt's assessment. The same constitutional rights that protect techdirt's first amendment claim are also the same constitutional rights that can penalize sites like techdirt from running articles without backing up its information.

    Far too often I see techdirt running articles that are first posted by other sites, quoting the same quotes that those other sites are quoting from.

    I simply think that techdirt, if they cave in or lose, might be on its last legs because I don't think they do any research except generate a few quotes from people involved with the subject matter they are posting about.

    This is why I have policies set in place on my site that prevent registered members from posting messages without any sources or research.

    Unfortunately, techdirt could lose just from the attrition of this lawsuit.

  • Jan 11th, 2017 @ 10:45am

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    Sounds like Texas is running out of new inmates to send to their outsourced prisons and now these for-profit prisons need more bodies to fill their beds.

    I bet if you dig deep, you'll find that it's these for-profit prisons who pushed for this bill to criminalize cyberbulling and to put juveniles behind real prison bars.

  • Jan 6th, 2017 @ 4:37pm

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    If I had ever been caught doing something like that and the police offered me a deal like that, I would agree to it but only after it was placed in a written agreement, signed by the police department, the company that got hacked, witnessed by a lawyer and approved by the courts.

    There's no way I would just trust the police to abide by the agreement.

  • Jan 4th, 2017 @ 8:48am

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    Abe List's estate should sue James Woods for claiming that Abe List died screaming his name, THAT could be construed as defamatory since it never happened. LOLS.

    Wouldn't that be a SLAPP in the face.

    Oh, and someone should remind James Woods of the Streisand Effect. Oh, I did, when I tweeted it to him. LOLS

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 @ 10:18am

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    Karl Bode must have been one of those "I Love Hillary" supporters because this article REAKS of a sore loser who is angry that Hillary lost. I think he forgot to mention that what our country didn't need is another Democrat president who will add another staggering 11 trillion dollars to our national debt.

    I never heard Democrats bitching about when Obama and the Democrats were spending our tax dollars without passing a single federal budget. For the first two years in office, when Democrats controlled everything, they were handing Obama blank checks with no control on spending. They wasted our money and what did we get?

    We got a black president who increased food stamps recipients two-fold, we got a mandatory health insurance law that forced Americans to have health insurance or suffer a tax penalty (WTF?) and we got 11 trillion dollars in debt.

    Obama did the one thing that Republicans never have done. Obamacare was never about access to health care, it was about protecting the health insurance racket that the Democrats were in bed with. They gave back to Democrats by giving them unprecedented campaign donations.

    Democrats got got their celebrity in Obama. Now, Republicans got their own celebrity in Trump. Trump will restore this country back to what it was, a country that is not dependent on food stamps and health insurance.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 @ 8:56am

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    Fact is, I'm glad Trump is president. Our country definitely did not need another 11 trillion dollars in national debt.

    Obama joins the ranks of infamous black politicians who have added a massive amount of debt onto our country to which our children will now have to pay for.

    Woodrow Stanley, Kwame Kilpatrick, Barrack Obama. The only thing those morons did was raid our treasuries and saddled our country with staggering amounts of debt. Woodrow Stanley and Kwame Kilpatrick saddled Michigan cities with enormous debt, and left office, leaving Emergency Financial Managers in charge, stripping our elected officials of their powers.

    Barrack Obama is the worst offender. he's added a staggering amount of debt, more than any Republican has ever did. Obama has saddled our country with $11 trillion dollars in debt. He should be thrown in prison, along with Hillary Clinton.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 @ 8:46am

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    I love it how all of the cowards won't log into their techdirt account. Notice how every comment is an anonymous Coward.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 @ 8:20am

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    That's like saying Obama takes credit for jobs he didn't create. When are people going to wake up and realize that our government does not create jobs, they never have. Last time I checked, companies like McDonalds, Sprint, Best Buy, Target, hotels, Casinos ... these are employers who create jobs, not the government. But what's fucked up is the liberals who are under the delusion that the government creates jobs. That is simply a fallacy perpetrated by Democrats spreading their liberal agenda.

    Trump Still Falsely Taking Credit For Sprint Jobs He Had Nothing To Do With

  • Dec 30th, 2016 @ 7:20pm

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    Who would be dumb enough to fall for these scams? My webhost provider sends me email messages via a support ticket when my domain renewal is up. Neither ICANN nor ENOM ever sends me any messages regarding my domain. I've had to contact ENOM because my previous webhost refused to unlock my domain name so I could transfer and that's the only contact I've had with ENOM.

  • Dec 27th, 2016 @ 6:14am

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    What I want to know is why the various State Bars aren't hauling these government lawyers before ethics hearings for the egregious violations of civil and constitutional rights against defendants.

    Someone would think this would force the state bars, which exist in each and every state, from hauling these government lawyers before disbarment hearings. Last time I checked, the state bar doesn't grant immunity to lawyers, no matter if they work the for the federal government.

  • Dec 26th, 2016 @ 8:30am

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    How the hell did this patent ever get approved in the first place? This opens up every restaurant in the world to getting sued for transporting food trays on a cart. This patent needs to be revoked.

  • Dec 25th, 2016 @ 4:04pm

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    WOW! I just discovered the real reason behind this mandated surveillance camera regulation. Madison, Mississippi, is trying a novel idea to strip citizens of their constitutional rights to privacy.

    Accidentally, I came across another article that exposed the real season, that Madison officials want to strip the confidentiality arrangements that exists between lawyers and their clients as well as between doctors and their patients.

    If this ordnance is allowed to remain intact, other cities, other states and perhaps even Congress will be encouraged to produce similar laws mandating surveillance in businesses that rely on privileged communications between lawyers, doctors and their clients and patients.

    This is being used a testing ground to see how far city, state and federal governments can strip those very rights. This goes far beyond surveillance and goes to the very heart of privilege and confidential communications between professionals and their clients.

  • Dec 23rd, 2016 @ 2:41pm

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    Don't expect this ordnance to survive a court challenge. Businesses that are owned by private individuals cannot be force into such an ordnance passed by the government. There's a reason why we have a constitution and if someone doesn't want to install surveillance cameras, then they aren't required to do so.

    While business are regulated by such ordnances and laws, this particular ordnance violates the rights of these businesses not to mention attorneys and their offices. I just don't see this surviving a court challenge.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 @ 11:36am

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    Government is just fine with infringing or violating your constitutional rights. That is, until you're the one violating THEIR constitutional rights.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 @ 11:15am

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    Finally, someone who gets it. Prosecutors, the Justice Department and law enforcement want to ignore any part of the constitution that grants anyone any rights. They would be happy if the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were simply repealed, et al.

    | The 4th amendment doesn't become null and void just because you have an easier time violating it. |

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 @ 10:52am

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    This is the same argument that the Justice Department has been arguing that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights don't apply to technology because the Constitution and the Bill of Rights was created before technology existed so they shouldn't have to apply for search warrants to search cell phones.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 @ 9:47am

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    HRD Software, nothing but a company full of idiots.

    Let's see if I read this correctly. Customer purchases their software. Software doesn't work right so he tries to get customer service to assist him in fixing the problem with the purchases software. Rather than fix the problem, HRD Software instructs him on how to hack Microsoft Windows to work with their software.

    Then, after not getting the kind of support he expects from HRD Software, he posts a review about the software. HRD Software then instructs him to download a new version of the software (they neglect to inform customer that the new version has been created to brick his software) and when he again contacts their support, it's only then they've informed him that the new version deliberately bricked his installation of the software.

    Then, to make matters worse, the Owner/Partner of the company tries to backpedal by sugarcoating the problem and bullshitting HRD Software users by telling them they are sorry?

    Who in their right mind would believe that bullshit? Where was this owner/partner when this customer was having problems? He finally comes out in public on a message forum to apologize? The customer's software should never have been bricked in the first place and I'm no lawyer, but I'm certain that HRD Software is liable for committing to this kind of action.

    That's like someone posting a bad review for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft releasing a patch for that reviewer that effectively bricks that user's copy of Microsoft Windows. Software companies simply aren't allowed to do that, even if their damn attorney places it in their TOS. Terms of Service agreements are limited in what they can do, they aren't a legally enforceable document even though an attorney will try to convince you that it is.

  • Jun 24th, 2016 @ 3:49pm

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    Fact is, Axanar took the money that was donated to fund the movie and used it to finance the building of their movie studio. That money should have been used to fund the money, not fund the building of your movie studio. Alec Peters will probably end up getting sued by every person who donated to the production of this movie.

    No wonder Tony Todd left the project, because there was no accountability regarding the finances for the movie, most likely, because Peters used the bulk of that money to establish the movie studio. Peters also makes reference that they would be producing even more Star Trek movies?

    Just who the fuck does Peters think he is? The Peters Paramount Movie Studios?

  • Jun 24th, 2016 @ 2:14pm

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    Why is everyone using the argument that "Paramount needs free advertising". That isn't hat this is about. it's all about Axanar Productions wanting to be greedy, and make a small fortune using money that was donated for a Star Trek film and making themselves wealthy in the process by using someone else's IP rights. Axanar simply is in a losing position and the courts will end up finding for Paramount.

    I find it hilarious that JJ Abrams got suckered into defending these idiots.

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