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  • Sep 22nd, 2015 @ 11:00am

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    Governments should take responsibility for their own actions when they sure had their own spy agencies go on an information rape feast beyond terrorists, beyond crime suspects, into almost every innocent home user.

    Guess what when people like their privacy and anonymity.

    So the public is doing what they do with their own kids namely any "toy" that is abused and misused is taken away to teach respect for property.

    The Internet goes dark but these Governments also like little kids only scream and cry about how they want their spy shit back. Too bad when all the time they rant on with how what they are doing is "lawful" and how they ram through their arrogance they win little public respect.

    The tools they were granted were for terrorism and nothing else, where once Governments accept that fact and operate their spy systems that way, then they can start to win some trust back.

  • Aug 17th, 2015 @ 10:49am

    Flawed Logic

    I can't see how this is possible when if it were you can then have a case of double copyright. What I mean is that the photographer normally owns the copyright meaning any chef reusing their photo is an infringement itself even if you infringed their food first.

    Sure I accept that chefs can have copyright if they keep their artistic pudding to themselves when they still have copyright on the videos and photos. Established law has never stopped anyone copyright the recipe when no two creations are EXACTLY alike.

    The killer situation though is that the chef has sold you the food at the point they have handed it to you meaning they then lack all control. This is the same as buying an oil painting when you can photo and video this all you want where the original artist then can't stop you.

  • Jun 16th, 2015 @ 5:14pm

    Re: There are no cats in America

    This story only reminds me of... Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will concern the ECHR and chill online free speech.

  • Jun 10th, 2015 @ 10:04am

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    Let me correct...

    (3) recommits itself to ensuring that [deceased] musical artists such as Frankie Knuckles receive fair protection under the copyright laws of the United States [while we fail to admit that Frankie Knuckles has no use for food, drink, air or copyright protection in his current state];

    If they love the guy so much they should have his house music played in Congress 24/7 when such a heavy beat will sure liven up common debates.

  • Jun 10th, 2015 @ 9:40am


    I will add that Amazon sure need to make their popular shopping website HTTPS encrypted to give their users the fully secure shopping experience.

    They seem to be making some progress but as can be seen here they have yet to get the right certificates installed...

    Other secure sites would also like to link to them but cannot link to insecure site.

  • May 16th, 2015 @ 2:15am

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    As I said last year I am still all ears for the EFF to offer free certificates simply by automating common tasks.

    Summer is soon here so... Give me. Give me. Give me. I want it and my site needs it.

    Normal certificates with annual subscriptions are simply too expensive for small start-up websites.

  • May 11th, 2015 @ 1:04pm


    Because you touch yourself at night?

    This is problem with many US companies existing on the Internet with global demand but with very limited US only supply.

    And yes this seems like a very tasty solar battery when 20,000 mAh is only 5 times the 4,000 mAh of the battery in my Android tablet.

  • Mar 31st, 2015 @ 6:47am

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    So criminals on both sides of law enforcement.

    Quite rightly the Judge should throw the book at them when this a total abuse of power for greedy theft. Makes you wonder all else they stole in their past.

    They were dumb too when never link your personal details to BitCoin theft when instead just put funds in an obscure BitCoin account then do nothing for 1 to 10 years until the heat blows over and you have a perfect plan to cash out.

  • Dec 24th, 2014 @ 6:36am

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    Every story has its origin including Saint Nicholas the little boy who gave his toys away to other poor kids. So he may be long dead but the real miracle he gave the world is to follow his example.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 @ 10:24pm

    A Dirty Society

    Following my previous message then I do agree that much more needs to be socially done to promote SSL use where maybe a name and shame system is not so bad.

    Take one example:

    Secure shopping sounds like a nice idea right without hundreds of spy agencies and companies peering into your Amazon browsing and shopping.

    Too bad any HTTPS connection to gets kicked back immediately to HTTP when Amazon is indeed NSA spy on all your shit super friendly.

    We can look more into the problem here...

    I can say that is where they store all the product photos where naturally an SSL friendly site has to keep such location behind a valid certificate.

    No such luck when change that HTTP link to HTTPS and we can see that Amazon has no certificate installed when this link defaults to the SSL certificate of their cloud hosting provider meaning site name mismatch and a huge connection warning.

    I see this as disgusting when it is hardly like Amazon lack the funds to install the right certificates and to provide their visitors with the full encrypted and safe shopping experience.

    So name and shame is not such a bad idea of such huge sites along with a boycott should they fail to change.

    There are of course many sites out there who provide the full SSL service like Wiki do.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 @ 5:45pm


    That is indeed the UK now called Cameron's World.

    Having in your control details on how to build a bomb, even general explosives, is now a crime of which the Government can class you a "terrorist" and put you in prison.

    Naturally that outcome is much assisted if you have the Middle East appearance.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 @ 5:20pm

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    UK Prime Minister David Cameron doesn't ask for much from the world's tech companies. All he wants is for them to proactively police the web for child pornography, piracy and extremist content. He's not offering to pay for these services. He just expects Google et al to do this on their own time and own dime to make the world a better place.

    I am already sure that the European Court of Justice have already ruled that Governments can't do this. To force businesses to do unpaid work is akin to modern slavery.

    After all the Government does not hand an arms manufacturer a long list of desired hardware and then go "all for free" or to demand engineers build a new bridge for "zero charge".

    So I have no idea why the Government wants to freeload off Internet data services when they pay GCHQ for data right but not Google for data?

    As has been made clear before then if the Government wants Google to do work then the Government can enter into contract with Google to buy services at a fair market rate. Should Google refuse then sure the Government can aim to change the law to force them but they still need to pay for the work.

    What a day this is when Joe Public has to explain basic economics to the poxy Government who seem intent on forcing slavery.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 @ 4:33pm

    Too soon.

    Beyond this all being a bad idea then I can say that many sites DO want to move to SSL but there are problems in doingn so where beyond technical implementation the main problem is that SSL certificates requite third party validation. It may be nice to ensure a valid business but this is no one off charge when such services want to milk the punters for all they can with an annual subscription of a high fee.

    This is why if SSL is to become the standard across a vast variety of different sites then we need FREE validation. That is exactly what the EFF plan to implement in about 6 months time when they automate the validation process.

    So not much can happen until then. Sure we need to lead sites into using SSL by default but it is still wrong to claim unencrypted is somehow dangerous or harmful.

  • Dec 12th, 2014 @ 6:50pm

    Re: So are they doing this in Europe too?

    Certainly and that raid on TPB load balancer would have involved money to the prosecutor.

  • Dec 12th, 2014 @ 6:48pm

    Re: sounds like a crime

    Unfortunately it is not classed as unlawful bribery if they declare it on their tax returns. Also they can use front companies and general terms to hide the truth.

  • Dec 12th, 2014 @ 12:00pm

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    Let the Macaque speak...

  • Nov 19th, 2014 @ 7:46am

    (untitled comment)

    This is something one of my own sites need when your common certificate validation services seem a bit expensive where an annual subscription seems criminal.

    I can understand the EFF's point when many site owners when stuck between a large annual fee and to go cost free no encryption can choose the latter.

    Even if the EFF do charge a one off fee then any site owners would be very happy indeed. It is only a bitch we need to wait until the summer but I am all ears.

  • Nov 18th, 2014 @ 11:45am


    Copyright belongs to the one who pushed the button and not the one who encouraged the shot. Like a wife saying to he husband to take a photo when the copyright belongs to him and not her.

    To do the opposite creates no end of problems with people saying they encouraged a famous photo to be taken with the photographer playing the trained monkey in this.

    The problem here of course is that copyright is a human concept meaning no macaque monkey can own copyright. That means this photo is expelled from copyright into the public domain.

    You can always get this macaque monkey in Court though to fight for his copyright when he should be as good as many rights holders in terms of pointing fingers and screaming tantrums. I just don't see it working out.

  • Oct 29th, 2014 @ 7:34pm

    Re: Update

    "We added an update with some more details. The court's ruling, apparently, is not entirely clear on if this applies to infringing videos or not. In the original case, apparently the company claimed the original video was *not* uploaded with permission, which would indicate that the copy was unauthorized (favoring streaming sites' arguments), but other elements of the ruling suggest otherwise and the court more or less ignores the specific issue entirely."

    This would indicate to me that the video being infringing or not infringing was unimportant to the ruling regardless when all embedding is lawful.

    After all had the ECJ believed embedding an infringing video was unlawful then they would have said guilty from the moment they heard that the video was uploaded to YouTube without the approval of the owner. The fact that the video was already made public elsewhere seems unimportant when there is only infringing and not infringing where an unofficial YouTube upload is certainly infringing.

    Still I do much await the English version to see clearly what these Judges said and what we can reasonably assume from what they did not say.

  • Aug 13th, 2014 @ 2:43pm

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    That incident sounds like a Cyber War attack even if it was an accident which makes it lucky that Syria did not take down United States Governmental services, or worse, even if they may lack that technology.

    So the US terror campaign against the on-line world continues one country at a time.

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