Exactly. So the question, it seems to not-a-lawyer me, is whether the addition of .com can be considered transformative* in some way, making the merely descriptive "booking" into something more. Further complicating the question is that ".com" applies to millions of websites as a top-level domain, and that booking.com (the company) has no ownership claim or "IP" rights in whatsoever. It can reasonably be said booking.com (the domain name) isn't even something that the company owns in the usual sense, i.e. outright and in perpetuity, since they have to renew it periodically, and failure to do so means someone else can acquire it.
*in the common sense of the word, not the particular sense pertaining to fair use/copyright considerations
We have torts for trespass, and even criminal prosecution available for it in some cases, and for stalking should their behaviors have met the definition. But copyright is not for the enforcement or punishment of any of these things, nor for the purpose of suppressing the reporting of fact or opinion.
You have to love (read:abhor) the chutzpah it takes to suggest that the warranty term was all anyone could have hoped and predicted their product would useful for, as if people who plunked down good money for the devices understood and anticipated that they would only be good for a mere year or two and bought them on that basis. People assume the risk that a product might break after its warranty, but not that the maker will intentionally cause it to malfunction.
I hope the FTC lowers the boom on Google in a huge way here.
Also, we desperately need a law to negate all the BS terms of "service" that prohibit taking this sort of thing (and anything else, really) to the courts for redress.
He doesn't even seem to get the question. He's answering like he's thinking about the antiquated systems that the IRS, OPM, and so many other government agencies run, and not at all in terms of offensive "cyber" capabilities.
As I recall, Wheeler's initially floated plan permitted paid prioritization (possibly with some theoretically good aspects), prompting Obama's public call for net neutrality. To his credit though, once he came over to the light side he's done pretty well.
His whole conception of rights and governments is inverted. Instead of the power and authority arising from the people, his view is that it all belongs to the government, and our rights are the exceptions that the government allows.
Ramos, meanwhile, said he'd heard about social media posts that mocked the term "cyber pathogen," which is not generally used by tech experts. "When they do that," he said, "they're mocking the victims of this crime, of this horrible terrorist attack."