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Google is A Predator, and It’s Going for the Kill Against Intellectual Property

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Stop.

Think of the first time you heard someone say, “Google.”

It was only a little over 20 years ago. Then remember what you thought.  You learned it was a search engine. You had to learn what makes a search engine.  Then you learned to use Google. But you never thought it would become that important.  You never thought it would become the linchpin in a trillion-dollar company. You never thought it would be considered by many as the most powerful company in existence.  More powerful than countries and their governments. And you certainly never thought it would use that tremendous power for its own predatory ends. But that’s precisely what’s happening. 

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All that being said, the question then becomes:  Why would Google be in a fight with another company for the right to use its computer code without paying?  The answer, unfortunately, is that Google is out for blood, and intellectual property is the prey.

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Eight years ago, Forbes published a detailed list of instances that Google had thought they had the right to use other parties’ intellectual property, including reprinting books and reshowing video clips on YouTube.  Now, Google is at it again.

The Supreme Court has agreed to review the ruling on Google v. Oracle after years of progressing through our court system.  The bottom line is that Google used code developed, paid for, and copyrighted by Oracle. Google didn’t even attempt to hide its copyright violation, making no alterations to the code.

The facts would not seem to be in Google’s favor, especially after a federal judge read this to his courtroom from an email drafted by a Google engineer: “What we’ve actually been asked to do by Larry [Page] and Sergey [Brin] is to investigate what technical alternatives exist to Java for Android and Chrome. We’ve been over a bunch of these and think they all suck. We conclude that we need to negotiate a license for Java under the terms we need.”

That would seem to bring the entire matter to a conclusion.  Google’s own engineers stated they were incapable of developing a quality product to counter what was available from Oracle, so they should pay for the right to use it.  

That apparently did not settle well with the top people at Google, so they decided to turn copyright law on its head and tie up the assets of our court system because they can. They decided to pay expensive attorneys rather than just paying Oracle – a far better alternative for the company than having to ensure its Android operating system remained compatible with Java, a requirement in order to receive the license.

What is Google arguing on their side?  First, they tried to suppress the email by saying their attorneys screwed up by handing it over.  That did not go over well with the judge. The hub of the Google argument is that they are invoking the “fair use” doctrine.  This states that “copying the code was for the betterment of mankind by unifying systems instead of creating a competing system that would confuse people and cause them to choose between the competing systems.”  

Unfortunately for Google, the judge did not buy that and limited his ruling to the facts of the case involved and not making it a huge issue, which would be transcendental for all tech companies. It appears that Google believes it is on a messianic mission to improve the world with its technology.  It does not like competition, and it is willing to separate other companies from their hard-earned assets to complete their mission.  

Common sense will hopefully rule at the Supreme Court and Google will realize they are just like everyone else.  They must abide by the copyright and patent laws and not just take things to further feather their already fat wallets.

Bruce Bialosky is a political columnist who founded the Republican Jewish Coalition of California and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

 

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Facebook Instituted Extreme Censorship After Presidential Election to Bury Fraud Whistleblowers

This is the greatest crime in U.S. history.

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In the direct aftermath of the election, Facebook instituted brand new draconian censorship measures in order to prevent electoral fraud whistleblowers from having their voices heard on the platform.

The New York Times revealed in an article published on Tuesday how Facebook became Big Brother to enforce the Democrat theft of America:

President Trump was already casting the election as rigged, and stories from right-wing media outlets with false and misleading claims about discarded ballots, miscounted votes and skewed tallies were among the most popular news stories on the platform.

In response, the employees proposed an emergency change to the site’s news feed algorithm, which helps determine what more than two billion people see every day. It involved emphasizing the importance of what Facebook calls “news ecosystem quality” scores, or N.E.Q., a secret internal ranking it assigns to news publishers based on signals about the quality of their journalism.

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Typically, N.E.Q. scores play a minor role in determining what appears on users’ feeds. But several days after the election, Mr. Zuckerberg agreed to increase the weight that Facebook’s algorithm gave to N.E.Q. scores to make sure authoritative news appeared more prominently, said three people with knowledge of the decision, who were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations.

The change was part of the “break glass” plans Facebook had spent months developing for the aftermath of a contested election. It resulted in a spike in visibility for big, mainstream publishers like CNN, The New York Times and NPR

As a result of Facebook’s editorial policy to censor whistleblowers, much of the public has been convinced of the legitimacy of an incredibly dubious election marred with improprieties and abnormalities.

Big League Politics reported on the insanity of election night in Detroit after tens of thousands of mystery ballot showed up:

One day after the election, the results are still pending and will likely depend on the rust belt. President Donald Trump holds a strong lead in the state of Michigan, but the city of Detroit and their mail-in and absentee ballots have yet to be officially tallied.

In news that will likely cast further doubt on the election results, tens of thousands of absentee ballots arrived in large U.S. Postal Service boxes at the TCF Center in Detroit, Mich. on Wednesday morning at 3:30 am. The TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, is where the absentee ballots are counted for Wayne County, which is the home of Detroit.

Former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck wrote that the total number of ballots dumped on the counting board totaled 38,000…

Before the ballots showed up mysteriously at 3:30 am, no ballots had arrived at the TCF Center for over six hours, and many poll workers in the facility sat around with no work to do while getting paid hundreds of dollars by the state of Michigan.

According to Michigan election law, all of these mail-in and absentee ballots had to be submitted before 8pm on Tuesday night in order to be lawfully accepted and counted for the election. This means the city of Detroit potentially sat on these ballots for hours. The white van that arrived had the name of Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey emblazoned upon it as well as a logo and a phone number. Last month, Winfrey set the stage to drag out the process in an interview with ABC 7 News.

“We’re back in control, and we know that we will have nearly 10,000 poll workers that will be working with us to process ballots on election day, or election week is what we’re calling it now, because we know we’re going to be slow,” she said, adding that she was not going to let “outside influencers” get in the way of her election day schemes.

If the election steal isn’t reversed, Western Civilization is finished, and the Beast System will reign supreme over the world.

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