quote: Given the rise of self-publishing, individual blogs, and other fora for coverage and opinion, it is possible that any number of individuals or organizations, including those with indirect or attenuated financial connections with the parties, might have expressed views regarding this case. Rather than flooding the Court with long lists of such individuals or organizations who might have written something about the case, Google outlines below several general categories of individuals and organizations and requests the Court's further guidance as to whether it would be useful for Google to provide more details or attempt to compile a more comprehensive list. Google does not believe that individuals or organizations within these categories were intended to be encompassed within the scope of the Court's Order but Google brings them to the Court's attention out of an abundance of caution. Neither Google nor its counsel has paid any individuals or organizations within these categories to report or comment on any issues in this case.A. Universities and other non-profit entities ...B. Organizations to which Google belongs or has made contributions...C. Individuals who participate in Google's advertising programs and who have elected to comment on the case...D. Google employees, vendors or contractors who may have commented on the case...E. Expert consultants...F. Witnesses identified for trial....
quote: If they really want to know about paid bloggers, they should come here to good old Daily Tech. Tony Swash aka Testerguy aka MacDevDude aka Michael2k is a prime example of a paid blogger that are the scum that is scrapped from the bottom of the barrel by these big corporations.
quote: Comments Judge Alsup, "Rather, the order was designed to bring to light authors whose statements about the issues in the case might have been influenced by the receipt of money from Google or Oracle... Google suggests that it has paid so many commenters that it will be impossible to list them all... Please simply do your best but the impossible is not required. Oracle managed to do it."
quote: But when those bloggers express opinions that are assumed to be their own, and when don't disclose who is paying them, it raises serious ethical questions.
quote: Not to mention that high profile bloggers these days are viewed almost on par with the news media
quote: Well hell, our news media is nothing but mouthpieces for the Democrat party. They sure as hell aren't unbiased either.
quote: Correction, news media isn't anything other than a mouthpeice for BOTH political parties. Do I even need to cite Fox News which is the largest perpetrator? Each is guilty, lets not look at the issues with blinders on.
quote: I guess that means you've spoken like a pseudointellectual who thinks they know everything but actually knows nothing.