Both initiatives will be fought by the same congress members, since Big Pharma will be unhappy either way, and Big Pharma heavily funds those congress members campaigns.
If anything, general patent reform would be a harder sell, because there are lot of deep pocket Patent Maximalists, outside of Pharma that will that will have their funded congress members fight against it.
A core issue in solving any problem these days, is corporate funding on politicians. It's a corrupt system, with corrupt results.
So it's effectively a speedometer.
Seems similar to idiots who like to video the speedometer while speeding.
That isn't an argument against speedometers.
Section 230 shouldn't be used in this case at all. It should just be argued it's a speedometer...
I really don't get the YT region blocking thing. All that accomplishes is making me look for an "alternate" source. I ended up watching this weeks episode all about the Unemployment benefit (lack of) debacle in the USA. Just another horrendous (and mainly Republican) mess of policies making life worse for the most vulnerable.
Find external water valve, shut off the water, then knock and announce warrant.
At most, they get one flush...
No one should be raided for one flush worth of drugs. At most that makes you a user, not a dealer.
The "war" on drugs, is just another example of how FUBAR the USA is. I have to wonder if anyone in the rest of world looks at them as an example of anything positive. USA only get recognition because of wealth creation for a tiny privilege few, and perhaps fear of it's military, but as far as treatment of it's average citizens, and worse yet, it's most vulnerable, it lags the entire 1st world IMO.
Gamers are trapped at home, and can't even buy a GPU and Stadia is still going nowhere. It should be the perfect storm for Stadia winning, and it's shutting down studios.
Of the online services Stadia has the worse model from a consumer perspective.
From Microsoft, you get a streaming Buffet, like Netflix, so only pay a small monthly flee for a large choice. The Netflix of games. Which is kind of what people were expecting from Google before the details emerged.
From NVidia. You bring your own games, and you can obviously take them with you when you leave.
Stadia: You buy full price "Stadia only" version that can only be played online with them. This is buy far the worse option for consumers. You are locked into paying full price for games, that you can't take with you and could just be rendered dead at a moments notice.
I really have to wonder why everyone doesn't just choose one of the superior online models from Microsoft or NVidia. Though last I heard NVidias service is so popular it's hard to get in.
I am more concerned with retail investors getting screwed when the house of cards collapses.
I thought I was pretty clear on that.
This is being painted as a victimless crime since it's only hedge funds getting hurt, but in reality a lot of small retail investors are likely going to get burnt as well when the inevitable collapse happens.
While I love that some hedge funds are feeling the pain, you have to recognize that many retail investors that drove up the stock price, will have bought in at very inflated prices, and many of them will be left holding the bag when it comes crashing back to earth.
Also likely that many instigators of this mass buy in, that were doing this to enrich themselves at the expense of late coming retail investors (and future bag holders) that they exhorted to drive the price up.
I just came back and now it appears the same thing I was seeing elsewhere has broken out here, though I am happy that it seems to be almost all "Anonymous cowards" spouting the BS about forcing companies to host repugnant content.
Maybe I expected more people arguing for leaving Parler up, because this tends to be a strong free speech, distrust big tech site, and I keep seeing it all over other sites. But a lot of those were from new accounts, that could just be angry Parler users.
I really don't buy the "fester out of sight" argument. Deplatforming tends to quell recruitment, and shrink the scale of the problem, making it a smaller problem for law enforcement to monitor for threats.
When you started with something like: Read the whole post and avoid kneejerk responses.
I was expecting a more polarizing article. Though perhaps, I am not as much of a Free Speech absolutist as some readers, and they may be more upset with Amazon kicking Parler off, so it might seem more controversial to them.
My feelings echo the article to a large degree. I have no problem with companies have TOS that set community standards, and then boot out bad actors.
In fact, I would prefer them to be more stringent and do even more to curtail hate cesspools like like Parler.
It seems right now, companies only start really doing something about these hate cesspools after someone dies. After the Capitol riots, Parler loses it app store placement and it's hosting.
IIRC, Daily Stormer ran into similar issues after Charlottesville.
I'd really like to see more sites refuse to host hate cesspools, BEFORE people die. That I expect may be an unpopular stance here.