not just locked out of her computer
The letter suggests she lost clearance to get into her office.
I'm struggling to think who could have leaked this correspondence.
The US’s top copyright expert since 2011 has been re-assigned to investigating new tills for the gift shop and brainstorming social media strategies on the orders of her new boss, US president Barack Obama appointee Carla Hayden, leaked memos reveal. The Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, who reported to new Librarian of …
Pallante was very pro MPAA, RIAA, Authors Guild etc.
Hence her wanting Copyright Office outside of Library of Congress in case a proper
librarian took charge and wanbted to make copyright in the public interst rather than that of the big cartels.
That has probably now happened (I assume Hayden is less copyright maximalist than Pallante) & Hayden wants to keep copyright office under L of C control
Still, plus points for a nice Banksy theme to the title
You'll soon learn that you can't.
Every site you visit... Has it running. You can use no-scrtipt or an equivalent to stop the scripts running, but you still don't know how much info is getting back to google?
Google is a monopoly. Just not in name...
DuckDuckGo.COM does pretty good search. Give it a try. I have switched my phone and tablet to it exclusively. Bing never has as good, or as many, results. Duck Duck Go seems like it is just as good as Google with results and no tracking.
If you do run an ad and tracker blocker and use something other than Google search then you aren't going to be feeding too much to them.
It's an interesting thing.
Google have been collecting data from almost everyone via search, store and Android - but get very little criticism, let alone condemnation, by El Reg's commentards. Even when trying to control US politics.
Microsoft, as grim a many of their decisions may well be- no argument there, can't do anything without a pouring out of wrath. It may well be deserved wrath. I think it is. But Google don't get the same treatment.
Personal statement, I'm not keen on Microsoft, but I loathe Google even more.
Personal statement, I'm not keen on Microsoft, but I loathe Google even more
The reason we'll disagree is I'm not seeing half the stuff you say you're seeing, commentardwise or realitywise.
Microsoft is a known quantity. What people say about it, matches what I see about it. The 'knife the baby' memos were genuine. They genuinely said and did exactly that. Their software cuts corners off protocols to win at benchmarks. Embrace Extend Extinguish. Microsoft just do these things. The sky is also blue.
Google have the capacity to be far worse, which I agree with, but the proof I keep getting handed that they *are* evil keeps falling apart when I poke it. Look at this very story you're commenting on. Google are attached to it because they're *stapled* to it. Seriously.
I am most certainly in the market for Good data on Bad Google, but what good is trading fakes? Why not just use the real deal?
Both are bad, but MS (and the media cartels etc) tend to use their monopoly powers to stop me getting things done while Google tends to be an enabler.
I suspect that as we get to market saturation (or advertising saturation) we'll see Google act more like a traditional monopoly, as we are seeing with Android.
Use less tech and more brain and more planning. Use tech you control. Be Happy.
Pallante had sought to modernise (PDF) the post, taking the Copyright office out of the orbit of the Librarian Congress, and making the post a direct Presidential appointee.
That would have made sense... Maybe? Offices that are controlled by Congress seem to get often threatened with losing their budget when their decisions displease the current majority.
The shit hit the fan with the FCC issue, and the subsequent misleading testimony (AKA "lying") to congress.
When law professors feel the need to write a joint letter pointing out that you have the law exactly backwards, people do notice.
I was guessing that the result would be the usual verbal request for an eventual resignation, with a few months for finding a new position. Although the extreme measure of disabling computer access suggests that provable corruption was involved.
Ah there it is
She lied to Congress on the set top box thing, on behalf of the MPAA.[/quote]
Funny that as I read the article I thought the locked out order indicated the need to preserve evidence for future legal action.
Instead of following this lead, the author decided to take the song licensing path and take a shot at Google.
Not that Google doesn't deserve ill will, but gratuitous attacks tend to backfire and have people defend the attacked, just like what I'm doing now.
The culprit here seems to be the MPAA and Palante.
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