I wonder how long it'll be before they get bored with all these baby steps, and finally take the issue head on by suing the church (or, rather, religions in this case) as a proxy for God? After all, God gave us free will (broadly-speaking), which directly led to us having a knowledge of good and evil, and allowing us the choice to pursue evil of our own volition. Therefore, surely, the ultimate responsibility must lie in the hands of the Almighty for both negligence (allowing piracy to happen at all) and for inducing piracy (by granting/allowing the knowledge of evil, and permitting its pursuit).
So, when can an individual, in this case a creative artist, simply say enough is enough, this journalist has crossed the line?
No, they can say "enough is enough" whenever they feel the line has been crossed, that doesn't, however, mean that the courts, the public or a publisher has to agree with them.
Incidentally, am I the only one that feels Midgette's criticism is being leant some, pretty major, credibility?
Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle.
The move came after high-level meetings between the government and executives from the company last week, and after the Turkish government provoked a storm in March by trying to ban the network entirely.
The two accounts blocked on Sunday -- @Haramzadeler333 and @Bascalan -- leaked large amounts of secret documents and recorded phone conversations implicating Erdogan, his family and associates in a wide-ranging corruption scandal.
But why is Twitter stifling speech critical of a government with, apparently-factual, evidence of corruption?
Tony Blair was and remains 'bad.' I'm not sure where to place him in relation to Cameron, since they're both clearly obnoxious and, it seems, demonstrate no functional capacity as to why they were ever trusted to lead a nation.
Of course, the problem with the British system is that there are two main Political parties, neither of which show merit, compassion or understanding for the electorate that elected them into power. And with the current debacle of Government, it seems the traditional third option, Liberal Democrats, will never be trusted again.
On the plus-side, this gives us the chance to vote for an independent, or otherwise non-traditional, party (Pirate Party, hopefully...); but I suspect there are enough people still holding on to the traditional ideals of Conservative and Labour, despite the growing confluence of both those systems of belief.
Ah, well: perhaps revolution will come, in time.
"it's important to grandstand a bit, and waive their arms"
...and now I understand the implicit danger of protesting against the NSA's (legal, I tell you!) 'requests.' Kudos to those still fighting, under those conditions.
Knowledge of the crimes*/unconstitutional behaviour committed by the NSA, in a foreign country helps terrorists in the UK? Why, what other laws, or mores, have you been teaming up to break?
I can't wait to hear what's next, if only that change might, after a painful interim, finally be enacted and implemented.
* I know they're 'legal,' but I'm pretty certain they shouldn't be.
There are times I can't help but wonder if Al-Qaeda just sits back, looking at the internet, and wonders, with some bemusement, if it's even worth bothering doing anything else to incite the US. Currently it seems that you're undermining your own constitution and civil liberties rather more than they were ever able.
The point of terror is to terrorise, Congress, currently (and admittedly perhaps staged entirely for its own increase in powers), seems to be ratcheting up its own levels of terror on a daily basis without outside help from any actual terrorists.
I've got to say I fully support this move; I think any action taken by Thom, or his producers, that reduces the chance of my accidentally listening to any of his work (including that with Radiohead) is to be commended. If he wants to help me out, and reduce his own income, then I'm failing to see the down-side.