I love all the comments that give Obama a pass on being a horrible President with respect to whistleblowers. People who love him politically cannot wrap their head around the fact that he would deliberately do something "bad" so they come up with all these crappy excuses that are pretty much exactly like a five year old pointing and yelling "but Georgie did it first!!"
This is what I don't get. Republicans should be rushing to support Obama on this. This is their chance to get some bipartisanship credit AND stick it to Hollywood (mark my words, there are Hollywood folks making Obamas phone ring off the hook to try to back him down on this).
But the stupid Republicans fawn over Hollywood hoping to get some scraps from them.
This time you can do the same thing Obama is advocating AND support the actual "folks" who don't want their Netflix to start moving at the speed of molasses. Thats the whole rub here an the angle.
Minus common carrier the screws will be turned on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, until those services either become too expensive or too slow to be of use to people. This it the argument, this is the reason.
Republicans, get on the right side of this dammit!
While thinking about this I came up with a idea about how to relate to this.
API's are like recipes for how to get things done by calling API functions on computers. Recipes are printed in a cookbook and people who want to use the recipe can cook the dish that is described. Companies that publish cookbooks NEVER EVER sue people for cooking the dishes that are listed in the cookbook. I mean what would the point be? The cookbook would be useless. Just like APIs would be useless if using them was a punishable copyright offense.
Therefore, I think what the supreme court should do is declare that yes, API's are copyrightable, BUT using API's is an exercise in FAIR USE and cannot be punished.
Yep. He claims to not control the FCC. But the next step for him is to call head of the FCC and advocate for Common Carrier.
I do not for the life of me understand how the hell Republicans are getting this wrong. One of the biggest opponents to net neutrality is Hollywood. Hollywood fucking hates Republicans. Here's there chance to poke Hollywood in the eye with a sharp stick and also point out that Obama said it was a good idea too.