I think you’re missing something here. Conspiracy is always performed by doing legal things. You can commit conspiracy just by talking to someone, yet we don’t complain that charges infringe on our right to speech.
Conspiracy is a hard charge to make stick precisely for this reason.
Karl, I agree that such comparisons are all wrong, but it’s not for the reasons you state. Sharing passwords and piracy aren’t the reason cord cutting can’t be compared to cable nor the reason it’s cheaper, it’s that it allows us to simply have less and pay less.
Many people simple don’t want a million channels for $100/month. Now we don’t have to.
It's a pity DeRogatis won't out the publications avoiding this story. If they are doing so because of the cost of losing a lawsuit then the solution is to make it more expensive to avoid these types of stories. That means voting with our wallets/clicks and tying this behaviour to reputation.
"I completely see Trumps rise as a natural result of Obama's administration and the Media's love affair with the Democratic Party."
That may be so, but disliking Dems or the media is NOT a justification for electing a buffoon into office.
I realize we can't expect logic from a buffoon such as Trump but it doesn't take much to realize that if you want to run "a law and order administration" that you need MORE control over the police, not less.
Law and order must start with the people who enforce it - if they will not follow the law then why should anyone else?
This should be non-partisan. Even if you feel that the government should be imposing less regulation on society you have to admit that proper enforcement of what regulation there is requires a fully compliant force. Giving them more latitude doesn't help anyone.