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Fun idea: a constitutional amendment requiring all laws (excepting violent crime) have a sunset clause where after a period of time they must be voted on to remain in place or they fade from law into obscurity.

Hm....
    
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

Fun idea: a constitutional amendment requiring all laws (excepting violent crime) have a sunset clause where after a period of time they must be voted on to remain in place or they fade from law into obscurity.
Hm....

I remember hearing something about discussions like this back when I was in high school, but popular politicians/congress at the time basically shot it down saying that laws they put in place have gone under enough scrutiny to be 'beyond the test of time.' Yup, good to know these neophytes already have it all figured out for us. I'd bet the average politician on ANY level couldn't put a computer together given a whole weekend (no Google help!), much less tell you how P2P functions or anything actually technically knowledgable. They care more about getting laws in place and how to defend them and go against laws they don't agree with... back and forth... forever. Anything outside their area of expertise they just push on through because they're told its right.

I would 100% support a sunset clause for probably 50% of the existing laws and regulations. Especially when it comes to copyright/trademark enforcement and periods of effectiveness. This whole mess could have been avoided with more open and reasonable copyright laws.
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I wonder what the punishment would be?

News Flash: John Doe receives weekend in jail for unlocking smartphone.
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This thread when it says unlock smartphone, it means unlocking it to work on other carriers. Not unlocking as in the phone's bootloader.
Stupid laws are stupid
this can only happen in the USA
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this can only happen in the USA

If we're gonna rag on just the US having crazy laws... do we need to cite all the crazy laws and such in Europe or anywhere else for that matter? How about crazy humans... we're everywhere tongue.gif
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this can only happen in the USA

Lol true. The country where a media association is more important than anything.
   
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this can only happen in the USA

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Lol true. The country where a media association is more important than anything.


I'll kindly ask you to refrain from generalizing about my country if you're not going to do it intelligently or accurately. The USA is not the only country where phones can be carrier-locked, nor is the media association "more important than anything". We've all got national issues, including the Netherlands and Spain, so let's try demonstrating a little critical thought on a tech forum, hm?
    
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I'll kindly ask you to refrain from generalizing about my country if you're not going to do it intelligently or accurately. The USA is not the only country where phones can be carrier-locked, nor is the media association "more important than anything". We've all got national issues, including the Netherlands and Spain, so let's try demonstrating a little critical thought on a tech forum, hm?


This. Let's not get political around here.

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wow!guys and girls in that business!(legaly i might add)sorry !you need to close ,drm decided your in the way!and obama say he want to promote work?what work lol!
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The legal system in this country always gives me a good laugh laugher.gif when I need it. thumb.gif
     
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