Having worked 10 years at a psych hospital what most likely happened was an Order of Protective Custody was written up. If someone feels that a person is a danger to themselves or others you can go to the police and swear out an OPC and the police will go pick up said person and bring them to a hospital for a psych eval. At that point the doctors have to do an eval, and if they feel that yes this person needs to be in the hospital then the doctors write out a Physicians Emergency Custody order. This is where it stopped for this guy, and they apparently let him go. If the psych doctors think that further custody or treatment is needed the PEC is written up along with their evaluation and then another qualified expert (in Louisiana it was the Parish (County) Corner.. no I have no idea why the Corner of all people had that final sign off..) reviews the OPC, PEC, and Eval and then gives a yeah or nay on you staying with the white coaters for a while.
VP Elect Mike Pence is a special snowflake so of course he can refuse to turn over the emails (that would show wrongdoing on their part). Why in the world are you bothering these powerful people when they are busy trying to run the country (into the ground)?
Um.. wouldn't it be the Courts decision to determine if a website falls under Safe Harbor rights? DMCA notices are sent to the provider who can forward them to the users in question. If the Copyright Office is acting as a middleman in this and receiving notices from rights holders then forwarding them to the service provider.. its no wonder they are overworked and over budget.
I think so much information is leaking now because Comey knows that no matter who gets elected he is out of a job. Hillary won't keep him around because he dared to investigate her and Trump won't keep him around because he is Trump and is going to want to put his business friends in positions of power. Comey knows his ship is going down, I think he just wants to take the most likely winner down with him.
Yes, I've seen little notices on things like Newegg and other places I have bought online from that say 'X% tax included for residents of State A.' But if Netflix is in Seattle Washington (I've no idea where it really is..) and cities and counties in California are charging tax, isn't that interstate commerce?
Netflix and others should just claim that the office their billing comes from is overseas and then only the Federal Government can charge taxes on imports.
The thing I hate most about the FCC not acting on these is that as soon as they do (if they ever do..) come down on the providers they will get taken to court, yet again. They will cry "over reach" and "we have been doing it like this for years and they never had a problem with it". When it comes to corporate giants like this you have to take a firm hand early and often because otherwise they will take the inch you give them and run a thousand miles with it.
We keep hearing Hollywood (and Bollywood now apparently) spout figures of 10s of thousands of people losing jobs in the movie industry as a result of Piracy!, and yet.. those studios somehow manage to keep running and employing people?
If he wasn't using a US based server, as a foreign national why would he need to comply with the US laws that make up the DMCA (the take down part)? They would have been better served going to the Russian courts (I believe that is where he is from) and having them bring him up on charges. Oh wait.. Russia.