writes: Defending privacy is expensive, as has been shown in the months on legal case between Teksavvy and Voltage. Voltage, is currently demanding subscriber information from Teksavvy, who've asked for $335k in expenses and Voltage who stated that it would only cost them $884. The judge ordered the payment at $11 per subscriber, or $22k in expenses. So does this mean that people who've been given a "notice and notice" will now be getting more legal threats from Voltage? It may end up back before the courts if Teksavvy decides that the requested amount is too low or whether or not Voltage will even pay the requested amount. Or it may end up quietly going away, if Voltage does pay, they will likely end up going after the individuals in question. As the courts have already stated, that filing a notice and not following through is considered copyright trolling.Link to Original Source
writes: The FCC has decided that they know what news you need to know. This sounds familar doesn't it? Everyone remembers the fairness doctrine. The CIN, will "ferret out information from TV and other media, and determine what's best." Including but not limited to, the format, type of information, and whether or not it's newsworthy. But with this, they say don't worry we won't do anything wrong and it's voluntary. As we all know, the government is highly trustworthy. There have been no flagrant abuses that have come to light in the last year, and we can trust in their unbiased opinions, and their objectives right?
Let's think on that a moment, and remember that Putin did something similar 14 years ago, and let's look at the state of the media in Russia today.