If M$ isn't going to allow modifications...
why would anyone bother with an M$ computer anyway? That's the only feature they have available that trumps Apple.
272 posts • joined 17 Apr 2008
Specifically 42 USC 1983:
"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia. "
And a prosecutor is NOT a judicial officer in the American system of jurisprudence. McMaster may think he's got a cute way of getting himself publicity, but if he really moves it into the legal realm, he will probably be sued by Craigslist personally. With no prosecutorial immunity. Does this idiot really want to be broke, and, since it would be a civil rights violation, probably lose his license to practice law?
Maybe he should have a talk first with former prosecutor and former lawyer Mike Nifong of North Carolina (of Duke University fame, see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19279621/ )
Then that tag should be for content specific to their browser, not for content which works perfectly well everywhere else. I have no personal deadline for making my sites conform to M$; I might consider adding a visible tag "If this page looks weird, try a browser other than MSIE 8."
"Great, let's moderate every single piece of information that ever goes onto the internet. That shouldn't take long. Anything that the Net Tzars don't agree with gets burned. Didn't Hitler do that with books?"
Well, Italy was the first fascist nation - even before Germany. It appears the Allies didn't take the fascist elements out as completely as needed. Time to retake possession.
A coroner's inquest would be convened, and testimony would be offered that the goat was a regular internet user, and got the information to hang itself from the Web. Several MP's would then call for laws regulating suicide information sites to thwart the possible copygoat suicides.
" But the company may worry that divulging too much information would feed the black hats."
AVG generates traffic on the web and accesses computers, not for the purpose of information distribution for which they were intended, but to test computers -even when the user looking things up on Google has not tried to access the page-.
AVG is no better than a dDOS scam, at least as far as information providers and bandwidth providers are concerned.
but in the US - at least under the Constitution - freedom of speech is a wholly different right from freedom to speak against the authorities.
Freedom of speech refers to the prohibition against Congress (and state governments, under the 14th amendment) "abridging the freedom of speech."
Freedom of the press refers to the prohibition against Congress (and state governments, under the 14th amendment) "abridging the freedom ...of the press."
Freedom to yell at the authorities refers to the right of the people "to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
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