This is simpy the FBI trying to catch a little good press. Unfortunately, it forces the real enemy to spawn a craftier class new recruits every time they use these dumbed-down moves. It really is low-hanging fruit, sadly it is just laziness on our part due in no small part of our generation's need for instant results to everything.
The IOC is a monopoly on a several thousand year old planet-wide international tradition.
For them to try to claim IP rights on the Olympics is about as dumb as trying to copyright or trademark dirt.
If they ever were successful, I would love to see "International ___ Committees" pop-up for every new sport that is adopted by the Olympics, then charge the IOC for using 'their sport.'
Well, I think that the msm is mostly upset because they had been planning on fluff pieces and deciding that the only thing worth reporting was the lame duck session for the next month. Now that they all have to compete with each other through the holiday season and wake up from their 'long winter's nap' they're all acting indignant.
Are the sites in question not in fact "dedicated to infringing activities"? Can you make the case that they are not?
Easy, same way that I don't have to prove that I'm not a murderer.
Guilt has to be proved, not innocence.
and that the court system in Brazil is "tired" of deciding whether or not search engines are responsible for the content to which they link.
I'm pretty certain that Brazil's 'tired' court system will have dug it's own grave with these decisions.
Since the precedent has now been set, I can only imagine these types of claims will begin to overwhelm the courts very quickly.
Dems want it fair and GOP wants the market to decide? Work together AND help the consumer at the same time by making cafeteria plans for channel line-ups a mandatory offering by ALL cable and satellite.
Not really certain that this is a net-nuetrality issue so much as an anti-trust issue.
If this is the model that the content providers who own Hulu are going to use this platform as, then the question has to be raised. If they are planning on collaborating with the other major networks, putting the advertising revenue under one company that works for all of them (Hulu), then only allowing their content to stream online thru that one outlet (, hence cutting out all other (cable company types) via the IP 'airwaves' which is arguably most definitely going to replace coax someday...) then they are seriously cutting out the only 'competition' for this market before it ever gets off the ground.
Hulu should be watched as a shell company offering it's providers an avenue for price-fixing and anti-trust of it's ad revenue VERY carefully in the future.
Between Hulu+ and Netflix, I can access almost any (HD)TV shows or movies I want right off of my PS3. For the shows that aren't on the PS3 version of Hulu+, I just switch over to my HTPC which is also connected right to my TV. The occasional movie that I can't get streaming, well fortunately I have enough patience that I can wait for Netflix to mail it to me.
Home phone? Who needs it. I've moved about 10 times in as many years for work, my number changes constantly due to area providers. Started using MagicJack, number stays the same for years, I don't even plug it in, it just forwards to my cell so I don't have to give that number out.
Cut the cord already. Get your home wired with ethernet instead of coax and phone jacks and tell your local provider to shove those 'bundles' where the sun doesn't shine. A generation has figured out a way to deliver their own 'cafeteria plan' for media because cable & sat couldn't/wouldn't offer it.
So, an amputee that can't type is unable to have a facebook page because someone else would have to input the information for them?
Suprising that Amazon didn't just 'settle' by buying these idiots' stupid little fail company.
Then they could have turned around and acted like they invented the shopping cart and started suing everyone.