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  • adj. Not policeable; that cannot be policed.


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  • This will be part of the colossal re-distribution of business worldwide and we'll find: almost unpoliceable.

    Journerdism | Will Sullivan's Stompin' ground for journalists and nerds.

  • The borders unpoliceable - people are going to be going back and fourth taking what they want.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » A North American Federation.

  • Since the digital space is mostly unpoliceable, the law must stop short of trying to do impossible acts to enrich our rulers.

    Shepard Fairey sues AP before it sues him.

  • Taken with the waste of public money involved in this case and the wasting of police time that is frequently involved in policing these matters, one could be forgiven for thinking that this is a rather expensive way to police the unpoliceable.

    Vigilantes Receive Smart Smack On Snout

  • Daniel Bennett points out "I have chafed at various rules that have kept Congress from using new technology, I have always supported in general the rules that kept Congress from acting inappropriately" while Clay Shirky warns "Don't make the mistake of assuming an unpoliceable rule is also unenforceable."

    Twitter in a Teacup

  • Meanwhile, foreign fighters continue to arrive from throughout the Middle East, across borders that are unpoliceable not merely because they are long and wild but, more significant, because of the support these travelers receive once they cross the line and mix into the local populations.

    Letter From Baghdad

  • If Europeans are all paying for unpoliceable private copying already, why do we need DRM?

    EU music licensing

  • His spokesman, Andre Martin, was reacting to a Sunday Times report quoting Tshwete as saying murders taking place "at family level and between people who know each other" were "unpoliceable".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Kahn said the measure was unpoliceable, unenforceable and unworkable.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Large areas of cities, such as Rio de Janeiro, have become effectively unpoliceable and have fallen under the control of organized criminal groups - a risk that businesses need to be aware of.

    The Sietch Blog


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