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  • Aug 22nd, 2019 @ 7:19pm

    Re: Re: Missing The Point

    To a great extent, you are probably right about that, and also somewhat probably wrong. Copyright had been expanded and bastardized well beyond the original intent, and allowed this current ownership culture to become what it is. For everyone that says it is about paying the creators, they are mostly wrong. Copyright was primarily established to make sure the publisher was able to recoup costs, plus some profit, to get the materials printed and distributed to the widest possible audience. When it comes to books and printed materials like newspapers and magazines, that publishing(copying) cost has diminished greatly. The creating content cost has gone up, and there should be a good mechanism to recoup those costs. That may take a new legal framework to achieve in a manner that benefits those that actually create the content, rather than the gatekeepers. Copyright, as instituted, fails society as a whole. It needlessly locks up works that other current creators could generate new works from, or in this case could benefit they guy who puts in so much time to make the great content he creates. In a truly competitive environment, MLB should be paying him for the interest he creates in their product, rather than them taking away a possible revenue stream of his. It is sad that copyright has become a mechanism for large corporations to limit content that citizens get......

  • Jan 23rd, 2017 @ 6:26pm

    Unconstitutional laws

    There are a lot of states with unconstitutional laws on the books. When a law is declared unconstitutional, it doesn't automatically get taken off the books, but it does become unenforceable. The officer that decided to try to find something to arrest him for went into that area of laws that he should have reasonably known that it was unenforceable, therefore he did violate the rights of Mr Mellott.
  • Nov 21st, 2014 @ 1:49pm

    (untitled comment)

    AT&T said in its filing that it wants the courts to set a clear standard for the type of approval the government needs in order to obtain cellphone location data, and that it isn't taking a position on whether the standard should be a warrant.

    We just want to know if we can keep accepting post it notes from the FBI and DEA for this kind of records request.
  • Apr 17th, 2014 @ 11:50am

    Just like you wrote about the NSA

    Of course, they are not Russian citizens, so they are not subject to the laws that demand a court order to surveil citizens. Just like everyone not a US citizen is not protected by the 4th Amendment. Sound familiar?
  • Nov 6th, 2013 @ 3:01pm

    Not surprisig

    I have a friend that lived in that area for several years, and after hearing stories about the police in that area this is not much of a surprise. They also said that particular rural medical facility has had several ethical lapses, and that they were not at all surprised by this news. A very sad thing.

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