Finally, in my previous post, I had suggested that the guy who took the video, Feidin Santana, was looking to "cash in." However, the details suggest that Santana is almost entirely out of the loop here. Instead, his lawyer, Todd Rutherford, is basically running the show and made the deal without much awareness by Santana about what's being done in his name and with his copyrights.
Thank you for clarifying this.
I'm afraid this poor guy just trusted his lawyer who told him, "Don't worry. I'll take care of everything." The same lawyer who hired a publicist halfway around the world who's now shaking down people and making Santana look like some greedy opportunist looking to profit from someone's killing. And I have little doubt that the publicist and lawyer will abandon him when the shit hits the fan.
There is another drone bill (AB-56) by Assemblymember Bill Quirk that is apparently nearly identical to the original -- pre-totalrewrite -- AB-37. Campos is listed as principal co-author (although I don't know when she was added in that role). http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml
I think it might be suggesting that all responsibility for this would lie with the user, not the library. Which seems sensible. (Mandatory -- yet vague -- threatening notices, however... not so sensible.)
I'd guess the school sacrificed the student in order to appease the company that made the FCAT tests. I wouldn't be surprised if the company has some clause in its contract with the state demanding as much. Testing is big business.
Apples and oranges. Or, less metaphorically, the situation you described is based on someone's actions in the business, not on their identity.
Anti-discrimination laws still allow businesses to remove customers or refuse service on the basis of their behavior in the shop/restaurant/whatever. So your old employer would not have had a problem (unless of course the rules about behavior were enforced in a discriminatory manner).
The superintendent's email wasn't sent to remind teaching staff to keep a better eye on testing students. It was sent to inform the rest of them about a situation she (Elizabeth Jewett) found unacceptable.
Hooray for Elizabeth Jewett! It's good to see an administrator, and a superintendent at that, acting in the students' best interest.
P.S. Is there a "sincerity" tag (as a contrast to the /s sarcasm tag)? I feel like I should add it here, since I'm genuinely praising a school administrator.
I have a 20-foot HDMI cable that I string from my laptop to my TV when I'm using it, with a wireless mouse and keyboard as my remote control. An inelegant solution, and it wouldn't work in a larger household, but it does what I need without having to pay for any sort of set-top box or smart TV. (Only downside is I can't work on my computer and watch streaming TV at the same time... although I suppose I could if I just extended the display rather than mirroring.)
I cut the cord 10 years ago and still get a large variety of broadcast channels with my set-top antenna. (I do have the advantage of living in the middle of a large city, and on a hill.) Occasionally I have to move the antenna, depending on which channel I want to watch, but still, I get ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, an oddball mix of channels I'd never noticed back when I had cable, and three PBS stations (and their extra digital offerings). In HD. For free.
The WSJ author seems also to have forgotten, or conveniently overlooked, that PBS makes a lot of its content available online (including, usually, the latest episodes of its most popular primetime shows). The interface can be a bit clunky, yes, but it's free, and you don't have to be a financial supporter of PBS or your local station to watch it. (I am, but that's because I like and want to support their programming, not because it's a requirement.)
I do subscribe to Hulu Plus: Yes, paying for commercials - ugh. But they have an interesting selection of movies, and have introduced me to a lot of international TV that I wouldn't have seen otherwise. (And another thing that WSJ author forgot: I can get my "Daily Show" fix on Hulu without needing cable TV with Comedy Central. Don't even need Hulu Plus for that.)
I also subscribe to Amazon Prime, which has some overlap with Hulu, but I'm a frequent Amazon buyer and so enjoy the two-day shipping. (And I buy things from Amazon that I would have bought elsewhere before. Clever Amazon...)
And, yes, I am aware of the... other... options in case I wanted to watch the latest episodes of whatever's on HBO or Showtime. (I'm in no rush, though. I can wait until they come out someplace else.)