Get A Warrant

Get a warrant.

Though SCOTUS may be confused about the essence of being human, yesterday, in their decision re Riley V California 1, the court showed they had a firm grasp on today’s technology and the application of the 4th Amendment.

If you feel you need that cell-phone data, get a warrant.

We are heartened.

We will be even more encouraged should the court apply that same logic to the inevitable NSA massive wire-tapping cases heading its way. It seems clear to us that the Court’s ruling yesterday would set precedence and SCOTUS would find the NSA program unconstitutional.

Rêves doux

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  1. Which they combined with United States v. Wurie.

6 Replies to “Get A Warrant”

    1. not a big fan of copyright as currently practiced in the u.s., but this seemed pretty cut ‘n dried to me; rebroadcasting someone else’s property and charging for it while not paying the owner? have to go along with scotus here, even as much as ‘information wants to be free.’

        1. not free: advertising pays for the programming- ask any local station for it’s rate sheet and you’ll discover that. same at the national level; if it’s cable than it’s subscription based – also not free.

          1. It’s the chicken/egg thing: the “free (unfettered and not confined) signal” would never exist without the monies spent by advertisers/subscribers paid to the broadcaster or the money the broadcaster pays to the production companies et al for content.

            Take Game of Thrones; it runs anywhere from 1 to 3 million dollars an episode to produce, which HBO pays, and is reimbursed (and probably then some) by the subscriptions fees it charges; the show 24 is produced the same way, with Sutherland’s production company selling the rights to air the show, which is offset (plus some) by selling advertising.

            What Aereo does is highjack that content and resell it to their own subscriber base without paying a red cent to the stations/production houses/etc etc etc; Aereo’s business model was no different than Pirate Bay’s. SCOTUS was never going to buy off on that, regardless how innovative the underlying technology in use.

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