Why doesn't GCHQ start? How about they provide a special secure way for the House of Commons committee to access all of their systems and inspect everything they have done. All without any need to contact GCHQ at all, just, say, a signature from a Police Chief Inspector or above. Clearly from his reasoning he will be 100% in favour of this plan and as soon as his staff have designed the 100% secure way for us to check on them we will be happy to suggest others us it too ...
He didn't say all Christians were racist, he said there are millions of people who claim to be Christian but then display characteristics incompatible with that belief. He didn't say there are no Christians who get it right, just that many who get it wrong.
I have a simple solution. If you want copyright protection you should be REQUIRED to provide access to the material to legitimate purchasers in perpetuity. At the point you wish to cease to do so you must make the source code available and it becomes fully legal to use that source code to allow other legitimate purchasers to access their purchases. The same should be true of all software, keep it available and properly patched or hand the job on to others who will. That has been the rule for all other purchases since time immemorial.
The DOJ know that Apple cannot comply with the order, what is needed is for the few judges who actually understand to start acting properly and when the DOJ ask for an impossibility to call them out, require the presence in court of the official who asked for the data, and have him repeat the request on oath. Then jail him for contempt and ask for his arrest for perjury.
After a few senior official are shuffling round the exercise yard for a while maybe they will start to act their age.
What is a trademark? I had always thought a trademark was a distinctive mark or name used to identify a product or service. To be distinctive it had to be more than purely descriptive. In the case the alleged mark appears to have strayed into the area of a mere description, in this one particular case. It would be very difficult to see how his eatery could ever run a lumberjack contest without some degree of similarity existing to the Florida based company's shows. BUT THAT IS THEIR FAULT! They chose to put together the stereotypical name for a lumberjack with lumberjack shows. Was it foreseeable that there were places using Paul Bunyon in their name? Of course it was, was it foreseeable that such places could want to run lumberjack shows? Of course it was clearly an idiot at the PTO didn't bother to think. If there were any logic in the world the case would be slung out in the first 3 minutes, so I predict it will drag on for years!
I can see no legitimate reason for thinking that a selfie in a voting booth is "expressive" in any way that taking the same selfie outside the booth 25 seconds later. On the other hand people fought very long and hard to establish the secrecy of the ballot. That secrecy is worth fighting for.
This would seem to be a very silly judgment from a man far more intent on reading the letter of a 200 year old law rather than its intent and spirit.
However long reading of these pages has convinced me that intelligence and insight are rare commodities in the US judiciary, and I'm sad to say I suspect the same applies to judges all over the World.
Is it not time for a simple act of congress "The egregious breach of the constitution act". Imposing the personal liability and civil penalties on any official who blatantly abuses is or her powers in contravention of the constitution.
The only way to make people this bad think is to make their misdeeds hurt their own circumstances. It wouldn't need to be imposed very often by the courts to have a rapidly chilling effect on the nutters.
Then after this proves effective it could be extended to FOIA blockers
It isn't that I lobby I just acquired the hobby Of working hard to influence them all It's not because they paid me And no, nobody made me, It's just that I'm at Comcast's beck and call A lobbyist I'm not That's simply Tommy rot
Your writing isn't funny I hand out LOADS of money To anyone who'll scream that they agree It's not influence I'm buying (Although I'm really trying!) It's the only way that they'll be friends with me A lobbyist NO WAY I simply preach for pay!