I'd say that's a max. Class representatives Lieff Cabraser thankfully has a history of this kind of defendant-friendly incompetence. Note their role in the settlement in the California Hospital Price Gouging case, where the class received about $1,000 apiece in what should have also involved criminal charges.
If you're seething about a low settlement, blame the law firm representing the class, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, who have a history of engineering small settlements for huge cases.
It's kayfabe, LCHB is a shill acting in the defendant's interest.
> isn't something that usually gets tested.
I bet it does now, and competent developers *do* test corner cases.
Listen man, just pay attention to what their PR and image marketing staff is paying people to say, and think of it as the most awesome thing ever. You're obviously just using it wrong.
Capitalism is the national religion, executive profit-drive its pedophilia.
Black people in the US can never transcend abuse, due to what Paul Mooney termed "the nigger wake up call," which is the observation that no matter what an African American achieves in America, they can still be treated "like a nigger," if the system wants to do so.
Martha Stewart was convicted of bullshit charges and Bernie Madoff only got busted because he ripped off people richer than him.
Ah, the "Well, you should have bought supported hardware" response. You can put that next to the "Well, why don't you code it yourself?" response in the library of catch-all catty answers to any criticism of OSS.
Sure, but your point here appears to boil down to, "Well, why doesn't CyanogenMod code it for me?" You know, if CM is so great and everything.
Kind of a "catty calling the cattle black" situation, if you ask me.
Has anybody mapped the anger to members who are up for re-election in 2014? Feinstein isn't up until 2016 I think, and she doesn't appear to be bummed about it at all.
On what are you basing this prediction? Why is your scenario more likely than one where the employee is now known to be a valuable asset with whom the client likes to work?
I just read the entire text of 18 USC 798 and could not find anything about whether leaked information retains its classification ("is leaked secret info still secret?"), can you point me/us to the relevance of your comment?
Software "engineering" is not a chartered discipline, so your lawyers (multiple!) would appear to have their head(s) wedged.
The code you developed for your client was most likely never yours to begin with.
In the US, your advice is wrong: http://aigasf.org/community/legalities/do_you_have_to_give_your_freelance_client_your_digital_files
Here's the Twitter account for the Titanic play by play. I seem to remember there was an earlier one as well.
apparently the perps were on probation too(and had warrants on their heads).
So, in other words the police knew who they were and had their license plates.
Also, I've not seen anything describing "a firefight," the only description I've seen is that a cop shot someone. Not the same thing.
The US Government will never allow a random citizen leverage over it, nor to provide for any obligation to that citizen due to the help they've contributed (ask many veterans).