Monthly Archives: February 2017

France replaces postmen with drones

In the not too distant future, drones will completely change our lives. These popular toys will soon be used to deliver letters and parcels. One of the first companies to use them for this purpose might be the French post office.

Until recently, unmanned aerial vehicles were used almost exclusively as toys or equipment used for shooting and filming from the air. These useful machines, however, have many more uses, and one of the most obvious is delivery of items.

Several companies in various parts of the world are testing them as air providers, and some of them are already putting them into regular use. Soon they will use the state mail in France as well. Her DPDgroup, a courier delivery unit, plans to use unpackers to deliver packages.

As part of the ongoing tests conducted in the southern part of the country, drones carry parcels of 2.72 kg at a distance of up to 15 km. For the time being, this is an experiment, so there are some inconveniences, such as the issue of receiving shipments. Customers must do this in public space, which is not particularly comfortable.

So far, we can not talk about the widespread use of drones for deliveries, but undoubtedly DPDgroup has such plans and will certainly strive to achieve them.

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Copyrigth trolling. Lawyers with objections

Two American lawyers have decided from people who illegally downloaded pornographic content from the Internet to make a permanent source of income. Now from their business they will have to explain to the prosecutor, who made 18 charges.

Copyright trolling, the phenomenon of using the penal code as a monetization tool, usually by sending massive redress requests for alleged infringement and threatening a lawsuit in the event of non-payment. It is still quite a new procedure, which, however, already in Germany, after a similar case, was banned.

Perhaps it is time for the US legal system to come up with such a precedent.

The two American lawyers did not intend to pursue pirates, but tricked them into paying for alleged crimes.

Paul R. Hansmeier and John L. Steele have purchased copyrights for certain pornographic materials and began distributing them on The Pirate Bay. Then each taker assumed copyright infringement, thereby obtaining law enforcement access to their personal data.

The next step was to submit a settlement proposal. The suspect was expected to pay $ 4,000, which was little compared to the maximum expected 150,000 penalties. dollars. Otherwise the case would hit the court. However, if someone did not intend to pay and tried to fight, then lawyers immediately withdrew the lawsuit, protecting themselves in this way before the publicity of the procedure.

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