You'd have thought that Salem would have been doing something to cast down its reputation for intolerance and basic stupidity. But no. Land of the Free and all that.
Not As 'Damaged' As We'd All Have Liked...
5 hours ago
Introduce fixed fines of £750.00 minimum
Introduce statutory damages of £750.00 as a minimum for each act of copyright infringement (such provision exists presently in the United States);
ISPs to provide names of internet account holders
Make all Internet Service Providers produce, on request of a copyright owner or licensee, the identities of the account holders of the internet connection used for illegal file sharing of their copyrighted material. The cost of producing such information would be met by the copyright owner requesting it;
Strict liability for internet account holders
Make the account holder of the internet connection strictly liable for infringements where their connection was used for illegal file sharing
Simplify the court process
Streamline, simplify and speed up the court process of a copyright owner applying for the identities of the account holders from ISPs (this is presently a complex and time-consuming procedure)
Standardise letters of claim and court documents
Secure approval and consensus for standard-form letters, documents and claims making the process of notification and prosecution of an identified infringement clear and easy to understand, with the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven.
A second worm to hit the iPhone has been unearthed by security company F-Secure.
to email@example.com (Ed notes: Not me, honest)
date 15 November 2009 19:03
My name is Elena, I'm 32 year and I writing you from Russian province. I working in local bibliotheca and I permitted to use computer afterwards work if possible. Our position is very difficult and I decided to write you this desperate letter.
I have daughter Anghelina, she has 8 years old, her father abandoned us and we inhabit with my mother.
Due to serious crisis recently my mother lost job (market where she was used to work has been closed) and our situation became horrible.
Gas and electricity cost a lot in our city and we unable use it to heat our home anymore.
Wintertime is coming and weather becom colder every day. We are disturbed and we can not suppose what to do.
Only possible way for us to heating our home is to use transferable wood-firing oven which give heat with burning wood (fire). We have plenty wood in our administrative district and this oven will heatin our home complete all winter with minimal price.
The trouble is that we cannot purchase this oven in our market because it cost 8120 rouble (equivalent of 191 Euro) and we cannot collect too much money.
May be you have any old transportable wood-firing oven and if you finished to use it, we will be very glad if you could gift it for us and organize transportation of this oven to our address (170 km from Moscow). That oven may be different and weight 100-150kg.
I hope to hear from you back.
Elena, my daughter and my mother.
Under the terms of the 1972 Act it has always been clear that it was the duty of a United Kingdom court, when delivering final judgment, to override any rule of national law found to be in conflict with any directly enforceable rule of Community law. [...]
- Lord Bridge of Harwich, R v Secretary of State for Transport ex parte Factortame Ltd  1 AC 603, 658
By way of postscript, I remember asking my European Law professor whether there was any way of overturning the decision, or otherwise reasserting the sovereignty of Westminster. "Oh, yes", he replied breezily. "All you have to do is repeal the 1972 European Communities Act".
If we win the next election, we will amend the European Communities Act 1972 to prohibit, by law, the transfer of power to the EU without a referendum.
Remember, the biggest reason for our current pension crisis is that the future rewards of pensioners have been spent by the City today.
November 2nd, 2009 at 13:50 | #8
Amazing isn’t it carol that a small tax change can apparently have brought down the whole system
And utterly wrong, of course
The reality is that the pensions of the wealthy still get far, far too much tax subsidy
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