I guess the question is, "what is treason and what is whistle-blowing?"
If releasing information indiscriminately is "whistle-blowing" we should just dump everything currently classified, because holding any state secrets thwarts the credo of "information that all persons are entitled to receive."
So your position is: if someone commits a crime and the government doesn't stop them beforehand, they shouldn't be prosecuted?
The previous section, 2268, addresses registration, by the way. 2268. If a person who is ineligible to vote becomes registered to vote pursuant to this chapter in the absence of a violation by that person of Section 18100, that person’s registration shall be presumed to have been effected with official authorization and not the fault of that person. (Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 729, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2016.)
Maybe people are making this claim because it's perfectly legal for non-citizens to vote illegally in California if you "believe" you voted legally.
Source: CA Election Code Section 2269. If a PERSON WHO IS INELIGIBLE TO VOTE becomes registered to vote pursuant to this chapter and votes or attempts to vote in an election held after the effective date of the person’s registration, that person shall be PRESUMED TO HAVE ACTED WITH OFFICIAL AUTHORIZATION and SHALL NOT BE GUILTY OF FRAUDULENTLY VOTING or attempting to vote pursuant to Section 18560, unless that person willfully votes or attempts to vote knowing that he or she is not entitled to vote. (Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 729, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2016.)
How many non-citizens voted in this last election that we can't prosecute because they "believe" they voted legally? And why do you think they pushed through the driver's license for non-citizens in California, while also supplying every newly-licensed driver with a voter registration form?
I remember buying Beagle Bros. software without DRM way back in the 80s. Sure, some people copied the disks without paying, but most people wanted to give money to a software company that didn't make you feel like they hated you or looked at you as a thief by default. It also helped that their software was great and their manuals were hilarious (if you understood computers).
Two simple fixes could cool down a lot of the current hatred of the copyright monopolists: reduce the exceedingly long copyright term to its original length, and mandate registration for copyright protection.
90% of the stuff I see online was made by people who don't want or need their creation to be "protected" by copyright, and Elvis (and today sadly, Prince) needs no incentive whatsoever to keep creating works under the current scheme!
As someone who compiles California law books, from public domain sources, I hope this fails miserably.
There already is a (false) copyright on the California Code of Regulations, with a single company able to print (and charge an arm and a leg for) those laws.
If this is passed, it won't be too long where the statutes are covered, and you'll need to pay some company for the right to read the laws that, if you don't follow them, could land you with fines or jail time.