What perfect derision. And from the Judge's ruling!
I'm gonna pop me some popcorn to celebrate this little gem.
Not exactly a parasite, but a legal lamprey. That's so vivid an image, it's nearly poetic.
I called my Congressman today and asked for a No vote. Gave a brief explanation why to the receptionist.
I called State Assembly Leader Calderon's office to protest the awful move last night in the Senate's committee, and asked to have the original bill restored when it comes back for reconciliation. I'm a constituent in his district, and I urge you all to do likewise.
Ivanka Trump was booed recently while onstage at a presentation for women in the EU. Angela Merkel was sitting with her. Ms. Trump was quoted saying that her father was a great hero or advocate for women and/or for familes, or something similar. She was booed by women in the audience for this palpably false claim. I wish this story about breast milk being a "trade barrier" had been available for Ms. Merkel, when she prodded Ms. Trump about who she represented (her father, the government, or her business interests???).
Why does the FTC allow this flagrantly misleading labeling by AT&T?
This isn't "confusion" between major beverage categories (i.e. beer fanciful labels being confused with similarly sounding wine fanciful labels), it is a false and misleading label within one (cellular communications) category.
"Grape Nuts" is not from grapes, nor nuts. The FTC justified allowing "Grape Nuts" as a food description because it was considered "fanciful". There is nothing fanciful here about AT&T's marketing campaign. "5G Evolution" is designed to mislead.
This bill's central idea of moving the Copyright Office from the Library of Congress is a bad idea. Especially the part of making the Office subject to a Presidential appointment for a term of 10 years! I protested the bill to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's office via the telephone. Lesson for others: Please be sure to have the receptionist/clerk at your Representative's office to read back to you the complaint he/she writes down. It is alarming how easily the message came to be garbled!
Glyn, When an ISDS tribunal renders a decision in favor of a plaintiff/litigant against a nation-state government, what is the recourse or method of payment collection? Does the WTO or other transnational entity obtain money from the sovereign nation's treasury? Sincerely, "techie1"
Glyn, What is the enforcement mechanism, or mechanisms, for penalties assessed through ISDS action? I've read that the WTO often plays a role in these extra-judicial (read: treaty obligations, not within a nation's courts) tribunals. How could, say, Phillip Morris/Altria collect a possible judgement awarded by a tribunal if the sovereign nation (say, Russia or Germany) refuses to pay? I enjoy your articles here on Techdirt and ARSTECHNICA. Sincerely, Patrick Anderson
I have contacted my State Senator's office to express my strong opposition to this bill, AB 2880. And I urge all California readers of this article to do the same. Also, I've asked to be informed of my representative's stance on this bill (since the staffer professed ignorance of the subject).
The CAFC likely will twist itself into pretzels, again, despite its remand for a jury trial on whether Android's "infringement" through use of 37 APIs (declaring code) was fair use. I wonder how much of Oracle's stock is owned by the members of this often-wrong judicial panel, and if significant why those members haven't been recused?
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