My understanding is that this is factual. Despite the warrant being for another apartment, and the police having entered the wrong place, if they did so 'accidentally', then anything they find in the wrong apartment is still admissible as evidence and they could arrest the victim and then whitewash the whole thing. "Good thing we went to the wrong place, because we found out he was smuggling photos of kittens hanging from tree branches!"
Here's a petition for you: Dear Whitehouse.gov, please stop this farce. Take down this petition website and admit that you are unwilling and unable to justify your actions since the start of this administration. signed- Embarrassed For You
What I don't understand is this: how did software ever get patented in the first place? It is a set of instructions written in another language. Why does the language matter? It should still be the realm of copyright, not patent!
If not, then I should be able to write a cook book and patent fried chicken recipes.
No, not at all. They have all the time in the world. Just be wishy washy and lie until this loses the public interest. Nothing changes, and you go back to what you're doing. The US Congress and POTUS have indicated that they have absolutely no intention of changing the status quo. That lying to them is fine, if you do so in the name of "intelligence gathering" or "fighting terror".
So I have to disagree. A lack of steam is not their problem. The only thing they have to fear is public outrage, which has never reached very high on this.