While I disagree with what they're doing, this college IS preparing its students for real life. This is just the sort of crap many cities will make you go through to avoid being arrested for protests or the like. Just think back to any presidential candidate event in the last ten years - protesters needed badges and were herded into special zones well away from the caucus (or whatever the event was). Free speech has been under attack for at least the last decade or two. so it's not surprising to see this reflected in universities.
At least you don't have to jail-break your Android phone/tablet to install software NOT available at the Store. Postal will simply have to be purchased and installed straight from their webpage instead of the store. That will mean fewer sales, but it's a far cry better than Apple folks deal with in a similar situation.
Eventually, we'll need much more than simply other planets in the solar system, we'll need homes outside, and the further spread the better. One gamma ray burst to close to home and there's no more life in the entire system. Intelligent life is a race of science against cosmic catastrophe. Extinction level events are fairly common in the long run, so getting out of the system and settling far and wide is the only long term goal that doesn't result in the end of humanity.
The law was good for one reason - you finally knew what businesses thought about you. Think about it a moment, do you want to do business with a restaurant (for example) that talks shit about you behind your back, maybe spitting in your food? How would you know if that's how they feel about you if they're forbidden by law from telling you? I'd rather know they hated me so I could avoid them. That's why free speech is so important - even hate speech is important since it lets you know who hates you. The recent push to outlaw hate speech is going to backfire on those countries that do so.
Mainland Europe... you mean like Spain which has surrendered their law making to Hollywood, or France where speech is only free if it offends no one, or Italy where scientists are thrown in prison for not predicting earthquakes? That mainland Europe?
Sorry, but Teh Crazy is spreading, and nowhere is safe anymore.
It doesn't matter where YOU do business, it only matters where the company suing is located, and East Texas has plenty of tiny offices for trolling firms to rent to justify their bringing suit in East Texas.
A better analogy - your car came with an ejector seat on all models. Then one morning you came out to find it no longer worked on hardtop cars, only convertibles. You're pissed because you cut a hole in the roof specifically for your ejector seat, which is now inhibited on your car.
This has demonstrated the difference between artists who know how to ride the wave of popularity that surrounds a meme, like Psy, and those who don't. Kate could have rode the Left Shark wave to the bank, Gangnam Style, but chose to listen to a money grubbing lawyer. Now she's not only lost her chance to ride the wave, she got swamped by the wave instead.
Just like a dog attack. You didn't create the dog - you bought it from a store. You didn't train the dog - you paid someone else to do that. But when it rips the face off a toddler, you're the one to pay any damages and put the dog down.