You know who else is "facilitating access"? Web browsers!
Every single web browser can take that simple string of letters and numbers and turn it into an actual page of information, and that information infringes on somebody's copyright! And since it's by design, it's willful! The RIAA needs to eliminate web browsers to save the "artists"!
"Congressman?! Congressman?! You and your colleagues have been equating radio stations not paying artists as the artists being slaves; a position the RIAA has publicly taken as well. Given the similarities of that argument and you're presentation of it today, are you (and by extension, your colleagues) being paid by the RIAA or are you slaves to the RIAA? Congressman?! Where are you going, Congressman?!"
Considering the length porn copyright-trolls are going to now to extort money from downloaders claiming the criminality of the act, think how badly they are going to twist the thumbscrews with a new law banning "nonsconsensual disclosure of sexually explicit images".
No, the most ridiculous part of the above pull quote is that it took four goddamned officers to respond to this request, and they still reached the conclusion that a citation was warranted.
(new emphasis mine)
Not that this makes one iota of difference in the monumental stupidity of the situation, but it was only TWO 'officers' responding to a 'request' made by two MALL COPS (Portland Patrol Inc.). Therefore, for all of the (well-deserved) ration of shit you are heaping on the city's legal system, a big old helping of "Fuck You!" needs to be placed on the assholes who called the cops to begin with.
Hey, Portland Patrol Inc.! You are the first in a long string of assholes in this story! Even Paul Blart would be ashamed.
I represent a lot of powerful people that had their nudie pics stolen from somebody else. I'm not going to tell you who I represent, though; you know the ones.
I'm going to sue you for a bazillion bucks if you don't delete the pics that I'm not going to tell you about; you know the ones.
I'ma lawyer, and stuff. I don't care if you didn't steal the pics. I don't care if you didn't post the pics. I dont' care if you host the pics. You have the money and are big, and mean, and do bad things that the government says you shouldn't do.
Now do what I'm asking, though I didn't tell you specifically what I'm asking; you know the ones.
If you don't, (and how can you?), you will pay me and I'll be rich!
(I have no horse in this race. I don't care about the show at all. However ....)
If I were a person who likes the Fan-page but dislikes the Official-page, I would have no way to show that except to 'Like' the one and do nothing with the other. By taking my like away (or simply copying it) from the Fan-page to the Official-page, my freedom of speech has now been affected and interfered with. I CHOSE not to like you; don't claim I like you if I liked something similar to you.
Someone needs to call up each and every institution/company/organization that has an anti-memory clause and ask them about it. If they respond with anything other than "I have to look that up and read it verbatim to you" then they should be sued for violating their own clause.