U.S. copyright law allows for massive damages -- $150,000 per infringement -- which leads many people to settle copyright cases, rather than risk a massive payout. But if someone does defend himself, the law allows the prevailing party in an infringement case to be awarded its legal fees and costs, even if it were the defendant.
Righthaven initially won and settled dozens of cases as defendants paid a few thousand dollars each to make the cases go away. But the firm, which has ceased filing new suits, has never prevailed in a case that was defended in court.
Don't see this being an issue at all. All around my area all community pools have clear handicap ramps and I've seen lifeguards get up to go ask if they need anymore assistance. They have even taken out the normal steps or ladders to get into the pool. Just a gradual slide into the deep-end now like a concrete beach.
Posted by: Charles ||
Remember it all started with 'reasonable accommodations'. Like the food police [from 'recommendations' to enforcement], it ends up being something that is dictated no matter what the cost.
Yep, if you didn't think the dems were commies before, now you know.
Right from the old Trotsky, Lenin playbook. Create a cult of personality around a leader...The satraps around the empty suit are about one jump from the propoganda hacks that surrounded Kimmie...and I dare say Adolph?
The entire Obama campaign in 2008 was essentially a cult of personality model. No one looked at his qualifications, all the left and those in the middle dupped into voting for him looked at was the gestures and posing and messianic trappings of the campaign.
Remember the Greek temple for his acceptance speech? The Dems did Albert Speer proud with that one.
So you can take the swastika off of the red flag and put Obama's face on it. What the dems want is a totalitarian government.
Posted by: Bill Clinton ||
It's a pity the Liberal Media has caused a backfire. They sensationalized one celebrity after the other. They gave Obama treatment, interviews, moved football games. He's now in that "Celebrity but I don't know why" list more than actual being a Politician or Symbol.
Posted by: Charles ||
stanley fish writing for a NYTimes campaign blog
Rather than relaxing or soft-pedaling your convictions about what is right and wrong, stay with them, and treat people you see as morally different differently. Condemn Limbaugh and say that Schultz and Maher may have gone a bit too far but that they're basically O.K. If you do that you will not be displaying a double standard; you will be affirming a single standard, and moreover it will be a moral one because you will be going with what you think is good rather than what you think is fair. "Fair" is a weak virtue; it is not even a virtue at all because it insists on a withdrawal from moral judgment.
I know the objections to what I have said here. It amounts to an apology for identity politics. It elevates tribal obligations over the universal obligations we owe to each other as citizens. It licenses differential and discriminatory treatment on the basis of contested points of view. It substitutes for the rule "don't do it to them if you don't want it done to you" the rule "be sure to do it to them first and more effectively." It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.
Stanley Fish is only incidentally a blogger at the NYT and occasional contributor to the WSJ.
He is primarily an academic in legal theory and literature who managed, among other things, to utterly gut the English department at Duke when he was chair there. He has been an influential voice in favor of campus (and other) speech codes, embraces identity politics in all extreme forms and was described by Camille Paglia as a "totalitarian Tinkerbell".
Fish currently teaches law at Florida International University,
The truth is they don't care about the double-standard. They want to attack their ideological foes and any weapon will do. We all know it, its been the facts on the ground for decades. Hopefully Joe Sixpack knows it as well now.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
It substitutes for the rule "don't do it to them if you don't want it done to you" the rule "be sure to do it to them first and more effectively." It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.
Wow. The left really is going all-in for tyranny, aren't they?
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
Yep, till they find themselves lined up before the ditch. Then they'll be screaming about 'rights' they've denied others. Then the 'might makes right' argument takes a real bad turn. Having the 'It's ok as long as we do it' rammed through everyone's head, it'll be a little too late.
It has been said, and I think it is correct, that the news media in America is dying for one primary reason: the public wants to read news written by objective reporters; they do not want to read about journalist's opinions pieces that so corrupt the news that it is no longer news.
If you want a newspaper to succeed, fire the journalists and hire reporters. If the reporters don't report what happens, fire them and get new ones. If it is too boring for college educated people to do this, then fire them and hire high school educated people to do this.
The editor needs to be college educated to edit, and to make sure the reporters don't make very ignorant mistakes. But even he doesn't need to be a journalist.
Yep, till they find themselves lined up before the ditch.
I live for that day.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man ||
Fish currently teaches law at Florida International University.
lotp, I thought you made that up. Turns out FIU has an actual law school, which moved up 19 spots in U.S. News and World Report's rankings, from 132 to 113. So they went from a half-assed third-tier school to a ho-hum third-tier school.
Admits 20% of everyone who applies. Out-of-state tuition: $30k/year. I.e., they're happy to fleece unwitting students whose chances of getting a job doing something other than debt collection, ambulance chasing, or running an OccuPooper protest are zip. Excuse my snobbery, but it's not a real law school and they'll never be real lawyers.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
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