Clearly, one MUST configure the webserver to NOT permit off-site access to
the credentials and configuration file: wp-config.php but I'll be darned if
I can see instructions on the WordPress site, showing a novice
administrator how to do this. In a shared hosting environment without
'root' level control, it is probably not even doable.
Whenever possible, when the law is ambiguous or silent on the issue at bar,
the courts should let those who want to market new technologies carry the
burden of persuasion that a new exception to the broad rights enacted by
Congress should be established. That is especially so if that technology
poses grave dangers to the exclusive rights that Congress has given
copyright owners. Commercial exploiters of new technologies should be
required to convince Congress to sanction a new delivery system and/or
exempt it from copyright liability. That is what Congress intended.
-- Ralph Oman [PDF]
, former US Register of Copyrights (by way of
Taking pictures in your private space may be embarrassing and may expose your mistress or illegal pot plants to the world, but as far as burglars go, it is irrelevant: they can tell easily whether your house is worth breaking into from the outside. And the idea that a bunch of dim-wit burglars are using poor quality 3D models to plan their heist wouldn't even fly as a movie plot.
This project strengthens the ludicrous idea in people's heads that photography is somehow a significant threat to safety or security. Photographic documentation is an extremely important part of modern democracy, and projects like these threaten the ability of people to take pictures.
-- Slashdot commenter kenorland
(Thanks to Paul Wise.)
When China starts looking like a Free Speech haven, something is really
wrong with the United States.
(Also thanks to Paul Wise.)
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