The mind boggles. The legal issues of drones. Property issues of drones. Public, private, government, terrorist, art-world usage of drones. Drone air space control, drone regulations and procedures. Drone licensing. Drones taking over drones. The print published about drones. The slow getting used to drones, the people who see drones as Big Brother, the people who see drones as the solution to Big Brother, drones always one step ahead of drones. I already knew about drones in the private sector, drones to ship things around the world and drones for science and technocratic drones. This is public access drones. The public’s general pluralistic shit extended into the sky via drone, drones clouding the sky. The privacy issue of drones, the fact that the government will NOT be happy with drones. It begins.
Basically the same sort of stuff, this time in the name of defense instead of intellectual property.
I love how often they bring up the idea of “foreign pirates of intellectual property” like as if that’s any more significant of an issue than it has at any point in history. Everyone knows the piracy problem are the Westerners who can afford it but feel entitled to it for free — and can increasingly get it legally so, increasing the entitlement. The Chinese, Turks, et al could give a rat’s ass about American intellectual property and thus steal the content directly and make their own rip-off movies in addition to bootleg DVDs et al. I feel they throw the ‘foreign pirates’ in there to try to get xenophobia points with the public.
the bill is set for a vote in the house on friday. the office of management and budget recommends that president obama veto the bill if it reaches his desk
Sent a quick missive to my house representative telling him to vote against it. We’ll see, I didn’t see activism of this one go as far as the SOPA and PIPA deals…. I kind of feel like they’ll get what they want by essentially hammering it in over and over again until people just get tired of telling them to knock it off.