They need to get on every telco, cable, ISP, and mixed provider of every stripe who have been collecting "taxes" for any kind of build out and make them do it. Putting terms for a couple million premises is a joke beyond the pale which will never be finished, either.
By allowing every automobile owner to access and copy automotive software in the name of research, the proposed exemption undermines existing research efforts and, ultimately, wrests control of such research from those in the best position to actually improve the security and safety of our automobiles: the automobile manufacturers and their suppliers, who have the utmost responsibility to ensure that vehicles are safe and secure.
And how has that been working so far? You keep saying this, but everyone else seems to find the vulnerabilities. Your putative security teams need help. Have some for free, morons.
By arguing that the current legal landscape is too treacherous for independent researchers, proponents are in effect seeking to be freed from existing statutory constraints that are biased in favor of prudent and responsible practices – such as managing disclosure of security vulnerabilities to minimize the risk of legal violations and exploitation of those vulnerabilities by bad actors – to protect the safety and security of members of the public.
Bad actors do not give a fuck about copyright or other law. R U srs here? GTFO.
That's because telling them not to shit on your living room floor isn't you exercising free speech, somehow. You may not curate your platform or personal experience to exclude the very important "ideas" they have. (And then in unison, they will accuse you of group think, echo chamber, bowing before one leader, etc., because only they are free rational agents, you sheeple, and you'll be harassed until you shut up and go away.)
The linked article, and the imagination that there is a "crisis" and that this is a "deep philosophical question are... deeply lol-worthy. There are multiplicities of other theories. Incomplete ones, never mind, which are unexplained in themselves, but from which you can derive, e.g., the standard model, but what does that other 99% of the math even mean?
Legislators clearly do not understand it, either, and their regulations (and deregulations) rarely hinder fraud and other problematic behaviors, and frequently help them along. Also, as a whole, they don't listen to anyone who does understand, or whacking the great piles of evidence stuffed under their noses.
Noting the same old stupid history and human nature. And how stupid and ineffectual it is the 5 billionth time as it was the first. And what makes you think these things are not deeply understood at Techdirt? It's kind of a core point of the whole enterprise.
but then, we hear the same stuff in other sectors of human behavior. "You are stupid for discussing it, it will never change, and there are (god did it / evolutionary / socioeconomic) reasons that things are the way they are and you should accept / embrace the current status quo. And besides, I didn't actually read what you wrote."
Sure, people act like that. Even more act like you. Which gives the high end minority their power.
The comment, your response, and jilocasin @ 15-06-02 07:16 "It's just right for the propper mission" are all sort of pieces of what i tend to think about, which is: Whatever they are claiming now, and whatever they may actually try to do with this now, the real goal is somewhat nebulously forward-looking. They want a database (and the R&D trajectory) to have their Total Information Awareness in the future. They are waiting for trends in various technologies to reach certain points. They are waiting for science fiction to become reality. They want their massively cross-referenced petadata analytics with slick UIs that can relate "all the stuff" then let some humans make decisions based correlations in their 3-D VR dashboard environments. All hand-swipey and everything. Who knows. But they want all this, what will be historical data, for some indefinite time in the future where their little wet dreams come true and Kurzweil is right or something. And they want it "too big to fail" until that time comes. (When my children's children's children can spy on, predict the actions of, manipulate, and incarcerate (or incinerate) your children's children's children and their brother's sister's cousin. All of them. All their wives, and all their children, and all their sheep, and all their cattle, and all their cats and dogs.)
MR. EARNEST: Well, Kevin, all I can do is I can illustrate to you very clearly that there are tools that had previously been available to our national security professionals that are not available today because the Senate didn’t do their job, because we saw Republicans in the Senate engage in a lot of political back and forth as opposed to engaging in the critically important work of the country.
He illustrates absolutely nothing but a caricature of himself. The statement that the Senate didn't do their job is beyond the pale. Looks like they are finally doing their job, for whatever reason. It was critically important to let these provisions lapse. Who is this crazypants to tell the legislative branch what their job is? That's the job of the Constitution, the People, and other law, not some Administration hack who can't even answer a simple question. (No points for repeating bullshit calmly as many times as it takes to finish the event.)