So, you're saying that if this foreign national caused this one incident then we need to start treating all foreign nationals like criminals. Yet if this foreign national didn't do it, then we don't? I don't think that can sound any more stupid.
That's like saying if this person (who happens to be foreign) did it, then you're prejudice against all foreign people, but if he didn't then you're not.
If I was ever asked for a social media password and my answer of "hell no" wasn't the correct answer to a test, I'd be perfectly fine not getting hired there. Granted, I'm a network administrator and a company like that would probably blame me for their inevitable security issues.
Wait, you think that the graph needs to be 99% white space? That 405 at the top left of the graph isn't 405 people, it's 405,000. Extending the graph from 345,000 to 0 would make the change look like nothing at all.
Or is that what you're saying? Comparing it from 405,000 to 0 would make it seem like piracy has done diddly squat to harm jobs.
The next Xbox supposedly has always on DRM
The next PlayStation supposedly can disable used games.
EA has shown that you can get people to pay twice if you put always on DRM into your PC games and break the servers on release day.
I've used Google search for years and have never payed once for it. I've used Youtube for years, both watching and producing, and have never payed once for it (in fact, they pay me). Both of those services still exist and both those services show signs of making Google money.
I stopped giving money to EA after Mass Effect 2 told me I wasn't allowed to keep playing or keep my last half hour of game play after I lost my connection to XBox Live. I also got a vary expensive coaster after that as well.
Look who you're replying to. Bob has no idea what he's talking about. He's not defending Google in it's decisions here, he's not even arguing with Hephaestus, he's trying to discredit Techdirt and it's views. You can tell by the not so subtle accusation that Mike and all of his readers insist that everything be free for all time without ads and you can only sell T-Shirts.