LEO's have a fetish fantasy for technology. Like people who think they can violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics, LEO's believe that technology will reach a point where no effort will be required to commit a crime. That as soon as a law is broken, the perpetrator will turn themselves into the nearest police station.
It might very well be difficult to discern the difference between the police that are at the station to work, and those trying to turn themselves in.
This is nothing new. It has been known since at least the late '60s, and I have no doubt before then. But that date is selected because that was when I saw a blind QA study, in a medical journal, on forensic labs. Half the specimens were incorrectly analyzed.
Nothing changes because the system would have to change, and that is not going to happen.
The Executive and Judiciary branches, and the Congress seem unwilling or unable to control a rogue agency. It would appear to be time to call the FBI upper echelon to testify, and to throw them into to cells under the Capitol.
In the early 1970s I had occasion to read a paper on the blind quality testing of forensic labs. Some 50% of the samples were not correctly analyzed. Whether this was the result of sink testing (dry labbing,) or blunder was not known.
Why do so many attorneys and politicians believe that they know more about every intellectual discipline than people who specialize in those fields? There are about a million attorneys in the US -- they can't all be polymaths.
I watched this ego transformation in my sister who obtained a JD at Yale in her mid 30's -- presumably old enough to have a relatively stable personality. I also saw it occur in individuals who went straight to law school after their BA.
Given that I will never have your eloquence or far farsightedness, I was wondering if you would give me one time permission to copy your outstanding comments on DMCA takedowns.
The only change that I would make would be that any individual or group found to have submitted 6 DMCA violations as you describe them would permanently lose all privileges to submit DMCA take downs in the future, and be barred from the Internet for life.