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    You may recall how, on January 12, 2017, I was taken completely by surprise when Legal Insurrection's YouTube account was removed without notice based on copyright claims, YouTube has removed Legal Insurrection’s Channel:
    YouTube took down Legal Insurrection’s Channel without any prior notice based on “multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement,” but we never received any claims of infringement.

    If you want to know why Democrat leaders and party officials are scared to deathski about Bernie Sanders at the top of the ticket in November, take a look at the Featured Image, the graphic on a T-Shirt sold by Liberty Maniacs. Bernie is doing well in head-to-head polling against Republicans because Republicans, including yours truly, have laid low in going after Bernie. Hillary, meanwhile, is too afraid of the progressive base of the Democrat Party to lower the hammer-and-sickle on Bernie's head through negative advertising. Buzzfeed reports that Team Bernie is not happy with the T-Shirt and related merchandise:

    Do you own the software, or just a license to own the software? That's the question currently being posted to the U.S. Copyright office by manufacturers and lobbyists who are fighting to prevent innovators from changing the way a vehicle's computer works. Hard-hitter companies John Deere and GM are leading the charge in a series of hearings before the U.S. Copyright Office, claiming that people who buy cars and other vehicles controlled by sophisticated computers own them subject to an "implied license," meaning that because the vehicles can't run without the software that controls the computers, consumers can't own the software outright. From the Consumerist:
    GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument goes something like this:
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