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The more depressing reasons to need to make money
Things I do *not* look forward to spending Querki's membership money on: this story reminds me that Querki's ability to protect member privacy is going to depend, in part, on being able to afford enough lawyers to fight it when the government makes unreasonable demands. *Sigh*...

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That seems to be Google's usual approach to this sort of government demand: do the minimum necessary to obey the law or court order while fighting to get it overturned. Which means Google has a fair number of lawyers at any given time fighting to overturn various laws and court orders :-(

Just so: that's what the linked article was reminding me of. And the thing is, I think that's probably the right approach for a public information utility. Which unfortunately means that I need to aspire to being able to do the same...

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