Well Google is running into the same problems, bending over backwards but its still never enough. The only difference is having what is essentially an infinite bank account that the MPAA has to think twice before going the legal route, hence their recent attempts to bribe AG's and politicians to do their bidding.
Well they don't even have to conceal the fact that they're just doing the MPAA's bidding, because clearly they didn't speak to anyone else on the matter that you know, might be less biased than the MPAA (of all else).
In Canada both Shomi(Rogers) and CraveTV(Bell) are both failing spectacularly. Given the ridiculous amounts they paid to US studios for exclusive rights in Canada I wouldn't be surprised if both these incumbent telecom giants are launching proceedings against Netflix for not "doing enough" to block access to their content.
The problem was if he had made any mistake in running the site or said stuff off the record (and were spied on) that could indicate that he maybe once or twice "willfully" infringed (easy to do without thought) on the odd occasion it would have been translated by the DoJ into that he based the entire site's existence on infringement and they would have tossed the whole criminal copyright bullshit on him to send him away for a few years.
My guess is there was no Skype logs or existing emails to seize that could be used against him.
It's BS like this as to why government's should just take a back seat and force them to sort out their own self-inflicted "piracy" problems themselves. The problem is there's way too much political bribery going on.
States should be allowed to vote to force federal agencies to do specific things, such as wearing body cameras on all federal police-type officers. There is absolutely no reason why they should be exempt, its more about what are they hiding.
Games don't dipict cold blooded senseless murder as often as the latest Hollywood-sourced garbage on TV. Despite not believing in the latest blame game by politicians, I'm totally sick and tired of American gun culture and related murders being overly portrayed on American TV shows. Its to the point where I lost all interest in TV, now I just wish my SO would do the same. Any new TV show can't seem to NOT have senseless killings for no good reasons using guns.
Its a problem when the majority of Juries are morons when it comes to anything that might require some technical knowledge. Infact, the Jury screening process probably weeds out people with half a clue regarding information security...
It would be extremely embarrassing for the entire industry if such security vulnerabilities indeed exist, but rather than work with the guy they would rather muzzle him. What happens when the wrong person figures it out as a best kept secret?
If you can't test commands to see if you are controlling such a vulnerable system, your words are as good as hot air. Also any captain/first officer should have caught on about such a supposed glitch in the matrix (engine) and reported it on record. It appears the FBI has nothing on him but his past notes on this subject and is taking things out of context.
Also, how would you research on real aircraft legitimately? What special position would you have to be in to spend hours researching vulnerabilities on production aircraft? One job thats extremely hard to get given all the clearances required. Despite that, the FAA should be hiring this guy rather than allowing the FBI to attempt to destroy him.
It'll be business as usual after the merger, and Comcast will just say "sue me" while laughing at you when they become even more anticompetitive than they already are, after their inevitable rate hikes of course.
Some games are just not the same without the original music, the soundtrack of Crazy Taxi was a good example, the re-releases are just not the same. You probably remember jamming it to the offspring at its most enjoyable moments.
This is why licensing should apply for a game's entire title rather than a finite term. This would include all future patches and ports to consoles/devices. Games are not really compatible with the existing time limited licensing scheme.