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Piracy

Antigua Looks Closer To Legal "Piracy" of US-Copyrighted Works 327

Mark Gibbs writes "Shiver me timbers: Antigua and Barbuda's 'WTO Remedies Implementation Committee', is said to be recommending the establishment by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda of a statutory body to own, manage and operate the ultimate platform to be created for the monetisation or other exploitation of the suspension of American intellectual property rights authorised earlier this year by the WTO ... Additionally, an announcement regarding the opening of tenders for private sector participation in the operating of the platform should be announced shortly. Arghhh ... matey!" See also this Slashdot post (from 2007) for some background.

Comment Re:I wish they'd do it here. (Score 1) 372

They are just too fragile to hope to survive things like hurricanes, tornadoes, really bad thunderstorms, and earthquakes.

Yes, bricks are too fragile in that situation. What you meant something else?
Such a comment as the one I've quoted is so easily applied to anything that it is entirely meaningless, so that makes me assume that it was only made due to blind hatred of the solution proposed.
Get over it, it's not 1960 any more and solar is practical in many situations.

Comment Re:Hangings (Score 1) 1160

If you have the guts to condemn someone to die, I think you should also have the guts to execute that penalty.

This was Grover Cleveland's position when he was Sheriff in NY State. He didn't much care for the hangings, but he pulled the gallows himself because he didn't think it was right to farm out the job to an executioner, since it would make "justice" too easy to come by.

He was perhaps the finest example of what the ideal President would look like if he embraced the American system.

Government

Feds Confiscate Investigative Reporter's Confidential Files During Raid 622

schwit1 writes "Using a warrant to search for guns, Homeland security officers and Maryland police confiscated a journalist's confidential files. The reporter had written a series of articles critical of the TSA. It appears that the raid was specifically designed to get her files, which contain identifying information about her sources in the TSA. 'In particular, the files included notes that were used to expose how the Federal Air Marshal Service had lied to Congress about the number of airline flights there were actually protecting against another terrorist attack,' Hudson [the reporter] wrote in a summary about the raid provided to The Daily Caller. Recalling the experience during an interview this week, Hudson said: 'When they called and told me about it, I just about had a heart attack.' She said she asked Bosch [the investigator heading the raid] why they took the files. He responded that they needed to run them by TSA to make sure it was 'legitimate' for her to have them. '"Legitimate" for me to have my own notes?' she said incredulously on Wednesday. Asked how many sources she thinks may have been exposed, Hudson said: 'A lot. More than one. There were a lot of names in those files. This guy basically came in here and took my anonymous sources and turned them over — took my whistleblowers — and turned it over to the agency they were blowing the whistle on,' Hudson said. 'And these guys still work there.'"

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