I wonder how the judge in that lower court would react if he received every traffic ticket for every traffic violation committed by an employee of the court? If every time someone in the courthouse littered, that judge would be fined?
"Multiple comments on various Aereo posts have people insisting that the convoluted setup of Aereo's technology (individual antenna for each subscriber, distinct copies of the same programming for each user) shows that they're trying to skirt around the law."
The basic concept behind all US laws makes laws rather like walking through a mine field. Any given patch of ground that doesn't contain a land mine is legal. Step on a land mine though, and you have problems. Aereo looks like a convoluted, tangled up knot because that's what they had to do to avoid standing on any land mines.
The idea that tying yourself in knots to avoid breaking any laws whatsoever is proof that you are breaking the law or somehow shady is ludicrous in the extreme.
So you'd be okay going to prison yourself for possessing quantities of a lookalike substance that suggest you might at some point distribute them?
Flour, sugar, talcum powder and salt all look like cocaine. Most spices you'd add when making spaghetti or pizza resemble marijuana at least a little. And that ignores real chemicals that people get high on, that most people have in their house -- cleaning supplies, for example.
Even the gasoline in your car could be used (by huffing the fumes) to get high. It could also be used as an accelerant in an act of arson or terrorism.
Perhaps you should turn yourself in? You're obviously guilty of something, with all that stuff in your possession.
Apparently you blew your Spot Propaganda skill check. Nobody (including Pandora) is saying Pandora shouldn't pay for what they get...but why should Pandora pay two times, three times, four times or five times what anyone else pays?
Pandora isn't asking for something for nothing, nor are they asking for a discount. They just want the same rate anyone else would pay, and were willing to pay more than that, until ASCAP decided no money was better than twice the going rate.
It says something about the quality of your character that you cheer when the rights of those you dislike are violated.
I can only hope, for your sake, that you are never accused of any crime. You won't get any sympathy, and your heroes will have already established precedents that unpopular or inconvenient rights don't exist.