And with that, I finally ordered the "Math is not a crime" t-shirt.
Define "obscene" in an enforceable way that doesn't rely on any single person's interpretation.
Twitter et al should have an anti-230 party for a few hours every year.
Every time somebody tries to post something, they get a landing page/popup:
"In the absence of Section 230, we would face the prospect of defending numerous lawsuits. We would win, but it would not be cost-effective to defend them all vigorously. In such a world, we would be compelled to review every post made on this site before it is made available to the wider internet. This is a preview of that world. Your post is number 12,430,659 in the moderation queue. It will be approved or disapproved in approximately 33 days."
And one example of that is the multiple stories we’ve had about police deliberately playing famous pop music while interacting with citizens filming them. At least some of the cops have admitted that they do this on purpose,
So when do those cops get fined for playing music as a public performance without an ASCAP license?
This is the company that literally makes the same development tools their team uses available to the public for the express purpose of creating mods. And they've been doing it for nearly 20 years.
Anything is possible, but getting salty about something that would be a complete 180 just isn't a very good bet.
Daily reminder that a VPN is just an ISP that says they don't log data.
Unless you are physically controlling a cable directly between any two endpoints, your traffic is never guaranteed to be completely private.
"But if we told users the DRM was nothing but spyware that slowed their machines down, they'd just pirate it instead. Besides, we need that specific DRM or there would be piracy! ... What contradiction?"
You mean the kind of "social" media where you have to create an account and agree to conditions in order to post anything?
You might be able to craft an argument in some jurisdictions in VERY specific circumstances where a website is completely open to any person at any time with no signup. But just crafting that argument is still a long way from winning a court case.
Yeah if I build and own a mall I'd really like unlimited authority over who can come in and out of that mall. However, since I'm in the 9th circuit. I don't have that much authority. I have some limited authority but I do not have the broad authority that the owner of a corporate office building would have.
Uh, Costco and other membership clubs have terms of service for physical spaces, and violating those terms can absolutely get you kicked out. Virtual spaces having those same rights isn't some magic exception, it's a logical extension of an uncontroversial rule.
Even updating and continuing to monetize older titles is hurt by the lack of preservation options.
Famously, Baldur's Gate and a number of related titles in the same engine have been enhanced and revitalized by Beamdog and resold decades after their original release, but no such luck for Icewind Dale II. The source code is gone, and without it, no further updates can be made. Sure, the original binaries still work, but short of a complete rewrite, anything else is off the table.