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OpEdNesws – John Whitehead – Judge, Jury, And Executioner: Have The Police Become A Law Unto Themselves? – 21 May 2014

OpEdNews “Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.”–Kristian Williams, activist and author.

Judge, Siding With Accused Pirate, Orders ‘Copyright Troll’ To Pay Up – 30 April 2014

RT logoHigh-powered law firms have for decades won massive settlements from accused online pirates based on legal claims that are now in doubt. Initiating so many battles has created a lot of enemies, though, as one firm recently found out.

Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver was one of the legal agencies that teamed up with Hollywood film studios and the United States Copyright Group (USCG) to file suit against tens of thousands of suspected BitTorrent users who acquired music, movies, or other media content illegally.

Since online piracy became common in the early 2000s, lawsuits trying to stop downloaders have traditionally identified the alleged pirate by their IP address, a computer’s individual specification number that could be likened to its fingerprint. Hundreds of suits were successful in reaping millions of dollars for the plaintiffs, until a recent string of rulings in which state and federal judges announced that an IP address alone was insufficient evidence of a defendant’s guilt.

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Witness saw Sarkozy take cash for campaign, says judge

Witness Saw Sarkozy Take Cash for Campaign Says Judge via Euronews.net