There are legitimate reasons to setup a mail server that accepts mail for *@example.com.
"The way these things are best challenged is usually after-the-fact in court. If you want to ignore that and challenge police while they're doing your duty, you'd better have a really good reason."
There is no way to challenge a police order to stop filming or to disperse *except* to refuse to obey, get arrested, and then argue the validity of the police officer's order in court. So a person can't follow your "best challenged" argument EXCEPT by "ignoring that" and challenging the police.
Also, you do NOT need a "really good reason" to ignore the order (e.g. a police officer's demand that you stop filming or taking photos). You just have to be right, that the order is an illegal infringement on your constitutional rights. These rights aren't conditional on your having a "really good reason" to expect your rights to not be infringed upon. You don't need to have some reason like "I'm with the New York Times and this is an Important Event that I've Been Assigned to Cover". You can have a reason such as "I'm a citizen of the US. I'm engaging in my constitutional right to take photos in a public space. " While a "really good reason" may also include "My presence here is not disrupting anything except YOUR ability (as a police officer) to wantonly commit acts upon my fellow citizens in a possibly illegal manner, without risk of being caught in the act by my photos." this is not a requirement for being allowed to engage in activities (such as photography in public) that are protected by the constitution.
He violated a restraining order. He could have simply had filed for a mirror order put in to restrain HER behavior as well as his (so they are both in the same situation), and then they BOTH follow the judge's orders.
Instead, he ignored the court's order. When someone does that, it's called contempt of court and you can indeed go to jail for it. We do not have "free speech" to speak out in public in violation of a court-issued restraining order. This has nothing to do with "free speech" and everything with following a judge's orders.
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A friend who managed an IT team insisted that if one of his team members was required at a morning meeting, and the meeting "had to start before 10 am" that the meeting must be scheduled for 7 am. If they were going to make HIS team members come in early, they could darn well get themselves out of bed and into the office early as well. Otherwise, they could schedule the meetings for 10 am or later. Fair's fair.
TFA claims this is a precedent setting ruling, but that's not true. Getty Images collected on behalf of Ernst Haas in a very similar case of Copying (shooting a substantially similar photo) specifically to Avoid Paying a License Fee.
Details on the lawsuit here: http://business.highbeam.com/2025/article-1G1-93613520/getty-collects-fatboy-slim-infringement
the second photo was intentionally made to avoid licensing fees from using the original.
This is the key factor. There was a copyright infringement case that centered on the same issue back in the 1970s, about a photo that was used on an album cover. The photo was of a woman on a beach at sunset, with the sun coming thru between her legs and creating a starbust (rays of light) spreading out from the sun. The band liked the photo but balked at paying the licensing fee, and hired another photographer to create a photo that was not identical, but which had the same key features (woman, sun, starburst, beach). They lost the lawsuit and had to pay a 6 figure copyright infringement fine.
I will post a follow-up if I can find the cite to the photos in question.
Oooh, the love of slashdot! I have received several invites already. Thanks everyone!
I'd like an invite, if anyone has one to spare. You can email me at myslashdotusername at gmail or send me slashmail.
Tornadoes form where hot moist air and cold dry air meet, the two weather systems creating a strong downdraft on one side, strong updraft on the other. I think it might be possible for a well-placed explosion to create an updraft on the downdraft side, disrupting the initial horizontal rolling air column that, when it dips down at one end then becomes a tornado. You would want to do this long before it develops into a mile-wide vertical column of a massive tornado. Testing this would be difficult, and implementing it on all possible tornadoes before they form is impractical (and then there would be explosion fallout problems), but it is still theoretically possible.
Doesn't anyone want to talk about this?
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Do Traffic Signs And Signals Make The Roads More Dangerous?
Stossel writes at reason:
It's Friedrich Hayek's "spontaneous" order in action: Instead of sitting at a mechanized light waiting to be told when to go, drivers meet in an intersection and negotiate their way through by making eye contact and gesturing. The secret is that drivers must pay attention to their surroundings--to pedestrians and other cars--rather than just to signs and signals. It demonstrates the "Peltzman Effect" (named after retired University of Chicago economist Sam Peltzman): People tend to behave more recklessly when their sense of safety is increased. By removing signs, lights and barriers, drivers feel less safe, so they drive more carefully. They pay more attention.
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