Of course, the best way to get back at them would be to leave the "copyrighted" clips in, but black them completely out with a big statement in red lettering saying "REMOVED BY ORDER OF THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM".
Naturally, a viewer seeing this in a film about the Vancouver Aquarium's possible mistreatment of dolphins would wonder what they were trying so hard to hide. Copyrighted web site images? Probably not. Vivisection of Flipper? More likely.
...Chicago recently announced it was postponing portions of the new tax until next year to field criticism and manage plan logistics. ...it remains unclear how the city plans to collect the tax. Would it demand that Netflix and Spotify tax users themselves, even if they have no physical presence in the city proper? Would Chicago residents be required to report this revenue (which they either won't do, or would hide behind VPNs)?
It seems like these are things that should've been hammered out BEFORE passing the actual law.
Every time I read a story about a company using ham-handed DRM to block out competition and lock their customers into their own little corporate eco-sphere, I think of the Princess Leia's line from Star Wars:
"The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers."
That quote seems incredibly appropriate given the content of the video.
About a year ago I had the idea that that what we needed was to establish a Kickstarter project to represent a particular view (say, the Comcast-TWC merger) to try to raise money to hire a powerful DC lobbying firm. Then maybe we could get our message across to Congress.
Then it occurred to me that that's what Congress is supposed to be doing anyway, and that's it's pretty damn sad that it's gotten to the point where we feel we need to hire somebody to represent us to people who are supposed to be representing us already.
Hold on a sec. You mean to tell me that a bunch of technologically illiterate politicians passed a sweeping law affecting the entirety of the networked world, and didn't give a single thought to the ramifications and unintended consequences of such a law?
NO. FREAKING. WAY.
It's like thoughtful deliberation and civil debate have gone out the window with the governments of the world.
Just what is it going to take for people to recognize the corruption and take action?
Shutdown ComicCon. Shutdown the NFL. Shutdown Tesla Motors. in progress Cancel Game of Thrones Cancel Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Cancel Star Wars VII Cancel all pizza delivery service Cancel Mountain Dew Have George R R Martin killed Have Tupac killed check
And you never know what data you may need in the future. . .
That's when you get ANOTHER FUCKING WARRANT, you dipshit.
Jeez, I took a semester of Civics in 9th grade, taught by a football coach, at a redneck school where 90% of the arguments were about Skoal vs Copenhagen, and it appears I learned more in that class than most of these government morons.