Excellent idea, and civic-minded. Using dd-wrt you can throttle the speed so that neighbors aren't slowing you down with their HD Netflix and block the ports that BitTorrent needs to work so you don't get the MPAA/RIAA jackboots knocking at your door.
And the pathetic thing is it doesn't matter. Granted, my current career is primarily as a server security nerd, but the following is true. It is possible to crack a WEP protected AP in under 4 minutes using a smartphone. It is possible to go wardriving with a cell-phone, pick up some WPA 1/2 authentication packets (granted this can be difficult), take them home and run them against a precomputed hash table to figure out the password. If somebody wants into your network badly enough, they'll find a way to do it.
Nuh uh, according to noted Ferengi Rush Limbaugh, Jean Luc was the victim of affirmative action in the nanny-state known as the Federation and it's Socialist militia wing, the Federation. But, what do you expect from a president not even born in the Sol System?
If the only thing stopping yourself from expressing yourself creatively is the terrifying thought that someone, somewhere out there may hear you without ponying up, then you are leading a sad, pathetic existence and our culture would be better off without your contribution.
In this situation, the patent system (which ostensibly is set up to benefit our culture) is being abused and ultimately hurting society. To hell with software patents. And this is coming from a software developer.
Of course, this is politics that we're talking about, where it's pretty common to hold two completely conflicting viewpoints at the same time.
Ahhh, good old doublethink. When will these idiots realize that it's porn that drove home video adoption, it was porn that funded the early days of the internet, and it's porn that keeps their loveless marriages intact!
I've always thought of it this way: If you've ever listened to a post-game NFL interview, you can simply hear how dumb some of those guys are. Then you realize that the vast majority of them have college educations.
I'm 31 with 3.5 degrees and would go back to school in a heartbeat if it were financially feasible. But I'll be the first to acknowledge that college isn't for everybody, especially those taking $50K in loans to get a degree in art history only to find themselves working at Starbucks when everything is said and done.
Some people may want to give the work an entire read before ponying up. Lord knows I've ready some really bad books by some supposedly good authors [cough]American Gods[/cough] where I wish I could recoup some of my lost money. Give the slow readers some time and they should come around.
I'll only buy a book if it's DRM free. If it isn't, I'll usually buy the paperback and acquire the proper file from the usual haunts. I have a Kindle (early adopter) and my girlfriend has a Nook. It's nice to be able to go back and forth without having to worry about encryption. I also make it a point to donate to Calibre once per year. The program has quietly made the lives better for people who still choose to read.