Is Tim Cushing still sore about the USA getting its arse handed to it on a plate in 1812? Canada subservient to the UK? Australia too? I would suggest not airing those opinions in any bars in downtown Vancouver or Brisbane.
It may be worth him noting that the UK law in question was passed as part of the UK's membership of the EU so he is claiming Canada is subservient to the French, Germans and Polish.
It is a great pity when otherwise excellent articles are spoiled by childish prejudice.
Is the dissenting judge worried that she has been misapplying the law for years and is worried that someone might think a judge should know that throwing-people-in-jail-because-you-don't-like-them-even-though-they've-not-broken-any-laws was wrong and she could end up in trouble? I REALLY hope that isn't the case and she is simply an idiot but who knows?
The argument against fact checkers contains an interesting little snippet. If doing research can constitute fact checking and it is illegal to post fact checks it follows that anything published on the internet cannot be researched but has to be made up by the author or else it is illegal.
Since the law requires that training material for Police officers is made public then surely any material that cannot be published cannot be used for training police officers and thus has no commercial value as training material.
Is a decision by the EU court that multinational companies cannot be allowed to exist. Facebook choose to do business in the EU and in other countries, the European Courts have decided that "Facebook" is an individual and has decided to be in the EU so is subject to their laws. A US court can make the same decision and a British Court and a Chinese Court. All these judgements could be contradictory yet Facebook must obey them all. The only alternative they have is to do no business and have no assets in the EU or any other coun try that expects its judgements to be enforced Worldwide. A case the other way around with the US government demanding data from Microsoft that it would be illegal for Microsoft to give in the EU (where the data resided) was decided in the US courts as applying US law to that circumstance.
If we want the World to continue as it does now we need some new international treaties to limit this stupidity. Until then we must get used to the idea that multinationals are doomed.
Twitter has a relatively easy get out here, just stop autocropping images if doing so could cause their users a problem. I am not saying I believe (I don't) that all such alleged infringements of copyright should be acted upon or should be able to be acted upon, merely that Twitter's own actions, entirely voluntary actions, put their customers at risk and they do not have to.
Why unreasonable? Police departments are all in favour of putting cameras everywhere they aren't, to quote far too many policemen far too often. If they are behaving themselves they have nothing to fear. The only people with access to the cameras would be the police and anyone who can obtain a court order, based on appropriate evidence of misbehaviour.
The police assure us they would never abuse their access to private data, so that cannot be their problem, so if the police are still objecting it must mean they don't respect the courts.