What's that you say? The NYT reporting sensationalist untruths? Where did I leave my monocle...
I'm sincerely hoping the submitter was being sarcastic about that. Because civil liberties shouldn't be a left-wing issue or a right-wing issue, it should be an every-wing issue. It's the fundamental idea of modern democracy, and should never be negotiable.
As the submitter, I'd like to point out that the final paragraph was added by the editor and I also think the "crazy libertarians" line is a little weird, especially for somewhere like Slashdot which has generally liberal views on technology and privacy.
Virgin Media complies with court orders addressed to the company but strongly believes that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives...
It'll be interesting to see how the industry responds as the relatively trivial methods for circumventing the ban inevitably become more widely publicised as a result of this enforcement action.
Then child porn. Then hate speech. Then speech to create political unrest. Then pro-abortion speech. Then pro-Republican speech.
Um... if you read TFA then you'll see it's actually "First child porn, then file sharing". The fact that you have child porn on that list as if it's something people should be able to access is a little disturbing too.
I've no doubt there are some sick, twisted people out there who are gonna get off on the animal cruelty pics.
Luckily, they're all PETA members.
The word is "off", not "of".
If you're going to be a grammar pedant at least try to be a correct grammar pedant.
Google pulled the paid apps section of the Market for users in Taiwan.
"Of the market" as in "belonging to/part of the Market". This is perfectly valid and much better English than using "off" in the way you wanted to see.
May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!