This week, our top comment comes in response to Charter’s claims that a lawsuit over its terrible broadband is just the result of an evil tech conspiracy. One anonymous commenter suggested that maybe they aren’t so crazy:
I pretty sure there is a Google/Netflix cabal that is against Charter communications. Unfortunately for them the cabal is their customers who would like use Google and Netflix.
In second place, we have an anonymous suggestion for how to deal with the problem of invasive drug searches that go nowhere:
This should have been very easy for the court to get right:
Did the medical personnel enter into the record a warrant, secured by Customs and Border Patrol, directing them to perform these procedures? If yes, medical personnel are immune and the suit goes after CBP because they were “just following orders.” If no, medical personnel are liable.
- Motivates medical personnel to demand a warrant before performing procedure
- Creates naturally public paper trail
For editor’s choice on the insightful side, we start out with a response from Toom1275 to the WIPO blocking the Pirate Party while inviting a group whose website said it existed to battle space lizards:
Well space lizards aren’t that much more fictional than IP maximalism’s ability to protect creativity.
If you believe one is real, it isn’t that much further of a leap to then accept the other.
Next, we’ve got an anonymous comment that repurposes an anti-terrorist mantra in response to the government’s prosecution of protesters:
They hate us for our freedoms
Over on the funny side, our first place winner is David with a response to comparisons between Europe and America:
You cannot compare the Internet in Europe with the Internet in the U.S.
Can you even imagine how many shootings there would be in Europe if they had Comcast?
In second place, we’ve got a simple anonymous quip about how the lawyers in the Monkey Selfie case must have reacted to a judge’s call for a do-over:
I’ll bet they went bananas
To be fair space lizards do less harm to creativity than copyright maximalism.
And finally, we’ve got another anonymous commenter pushing back against the idea of copyright that lasts “forever minus a day”:
“Whoa lets not be hasty there. Forever minus a second seems way more fair.”
That’s all for this week, folks!