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.
Laws are not just for little people. There are really 6 sets of laws all told. The second is for the middle class -- those who go into hock to hire an attorney. The wealthy, who can buy "justice." The police, who can do anything except embarrass their superiors. The powerful, who rarely go so far to enter a court room. And of course the government, which almost always gets away with doing as it pleases.
To think that France was once proud of its knowledge, intellectualism and aesthetic abilities. And now it wishes to erase those achievements with a claim of privilege to be forgotten. Possibly prior to the stone age.
Perhaps the world's DNS servers should grant an exemption from being listed to all the IP addresses in France.