isn't that against my civil rights isn't that defimation of character
It may be a violation of recording laws (depends on your state), but truth is an absolute defense against defamation in the US. In other words, someone circulating a true recording cannot be defamation. I'm not a lawyer, this is a lay person's understanding of the law.
Tim has to blatantly misrepresent the facts (i.e., leaving out the fact that the resident was observed engaging in criminal activity, and acting as if locked doors and the size of the apartment were the only relevant facts)
4) the fact that the defendant sold drugs to the informant only after arrangements were made by telephone, and 5) the officer's assessment that, given the retail nature of the defendant's operation and the fragile nature of the illegal drugs involved, "it would not be difficult for [the defendant] to destroy the narcotics if given the forewarning."
Also, the fact that it was a small-time dealer with small quantities of drugs that could be quickly flushed argued in favor of the no-knock warrant. So small-time low level dealers get the full SWAT treatment, while bigger operations with large quantities of drugs might get a more polite knock on the door. Then again, maybe they'll barge into that place with a tank a la Dragnet.
They don't want to stop this sharing culture. They rely on it. Rather, they want to monetize it.
Not sure I agree. They're not interested in us sharing culture with each other, they want us all to get our culture from them. That's not really sharing. They're fine with discussions about the cultural artifacts they're selling, but their acceptance ends short of actually sharing the artifacts.
Last year I visited Chandauli, a small village in northern India that had just been connected to "the internet". In a classroom in the village, I had the chance to talk to a group of students who were learning to use "the internet". It was an incredible experience to think that right there in that room might be a student with a big idea that could change the world — and now they could actually make that happen through "the internet".
They won't really feel the pinch unless they lose another 20 million subs within the next five years or so, and even then, they can probably remain profitable and let sweetheart carriage deals with Sling TV and Apple TV pick up the slack.
For a while... but if they don't do something different, they're facing a long (or perhaps not all that long) decline into irrelevance, followed by bankruptcy.