If CSIR-Tech was privately run, it would have been shut down long ago.
HA HA! Good one. If CSIR-Tech were privately run, as soon as quarterly earnings showed a decline they would start suing anyone and everyone remotely connected to their patents. As soon as this was shown to more profitable than whatever those scientists had been doing they'd announce a "restructuring" and fire most of them, replacing them with patent lawyers.
Heh heh, "shut down"
Not when the "something" is obviously unconstitutional.
Right... "obviously." Bleh, I knew when I said that that it would be controversial. Controversy isn't a problem, I don't mind discussing things, but invariably someone doesn't read all of the replies, or two people post at the same time or something, and I do mind repeating myself.
All right, if by "obviously unconstitutional" you're talking about free speech, then you can read the thread started by the insulting guy. He seemed to think this was about free speech too. I don't think that's so obvious. If you're talking about some other constitutional clause, then by all means share.
For your bit about "something needs to be done" you can read what the AC said and what I said in reply, but the gist is that when you're starting from nothing it is hard to go down. Possible maybe, but difficult. What we have right now when it comes to privacy is, almost literally, nothing. So almost any gesture in that direction would be welcomed by me, and this particular law is not as cataclysmic as you all are seeming to suggest. (Though, granted, it all comes down to how it's enforced.)
Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.