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Submission + - Malibu Media stay lifted, motion to quash denied

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: In the federal court for the Eastern District of New York, where all Malibu Media cases have been stayed for the past year, the Court has lifted the stay and denied the motion to quash in the lead case, thus permitting all 84 cases to move forward. In his 28-page decision (PDF), Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke accepted the representations of Malibu's expert, one Michael Patzer from a company called Excipio, that in detecting BitTorrent infringement he relies on "direct detection" rather than "indirect detection", and that it is "not possible" for there to be misidentification.

Comment Please,sir, will you root my PC? (Score 2) 369

The laundry list of what you can and can't do with Windows 10 is so noxious and Windows control so pervasive, someone with a new Windows 10 installation needs to effectively root the machine. Some URLs (MS telemetry) cannot be blocked by firewall. The administrator/user will not have access to the hosts file. (Boot under Linux and edit hosts file? Maybe or maybe not.) The owner/administrator needs a further level of root privilege (or just REAL root status in the first place) to prevent MS and its corporate industry partners from setting non-modifiable advertising and and hosts.ini to default settings via hardware-- if Intel were on board even running Linux could be subject to mandatory privileges blocking no one could avoid. We have to realize what is happening- MS is turning into Verizon and intel PCs are locked-down Verizon phones. Do we want to have to root each new PC we set up, or go en masse to Apple? That may be how it is lining up. Is there anything at all we can do? At this point with the Win10 handwriting on the wall I see nothing but converting to Linux or Apple as a group. MS is apparently getting ready to sign its own death warrant. We need to get really angry and DO something? (It's Apple with VMs for me.)

Comment Re:Impressive (Score 2) 106

It almost reads like a conspiracy. :) First the local government only allows a couple of companies to provide services. Next make upgrading services as difficult as possible with plenty of regulation. Create a huge incentive for lobbying and corruption. Then when people get upset, the government offers to take over the service themselves for the good of the people. Next up we are shocked, shocked to find that the government is misusing the information against their citizens or political opponents that try to oppose the ruling class.

Comment Just do it. (Score 2) 106

This is how it is done. Stop complaining about Internet service and build one! There is one in SoCal made by and for ham radio people that is finally getting some momentum. It will connect San Diego to Ventura and Riverside soon. This particular project doesn't connect to the Internet, but it is an example of what can be done with volunteers and without any revenue.

Comment Re:Impressive (Score 1) 106

Does it depend on the type of service that is being purchased? Some ISP's only offer a service for end users or companies (can't re-sell). That usually means you have to move up the food chain a bit to get the more open service. Of course that also means it is more costly. I would be surprised that, even in very small towns, that there is only ONE telco for long distance. Once you know which long distance telcos are available, then something can be worked out.

Comment Re:Actually 3rd point was agreement with trial jud (Score 1) 23

Actually whoever the new guy is, I don't find the site to be "improved" at all; seems a little crummy. The story was butchered and incorrectly interpreted, and the all important software for interaction seems less interactive.

But what do I know?

As to my absence I've been a bit overwhelmed by work stuff, sorry about that, it's no excuse :)

Comment Actually 3rd point was agreement with trial judge (Score 4, Informative) 23

The story as published implies that the ruling overruled the lower court on the 3 issues. In fact, it was agreeing with the trial court on the third issue -- that the sporadic instances of Vimeo employees making light of copyright law did not amount to adopting a "policy of willful blindness".

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