A more interesting question may be why they chose one, or why they weren't able to achieve both. Usually "choosing family over career" means "raising a child" in this topic. So, was adaquate child care available? If it was available, how expensive was it? Was any flexibility available from employers?
Was there *really* a choice, or was there only the appearance of a choice?
Way to play right into the copyright industry's hand, too.
If he actually gets the rights, and stops it from being performed, you know that the copyright groups will spin this to get termination rights revoked. Even though the informed will understand that this is an issue with copyright in general, all the focus will be on the termination rights.
Maybe I'm just paranoid, but the labels couldn't ask for an artist to do something more perfect for them on this issue. Is it a sham? Wheels within wheels, and all that.
The Five Eyes coalition can simply share domestic intelligence with each other, and have the Canadians data mine US citizen's information. While the US data mines Canadian information.
Sure, they can do that. But in order to datamine, they need a continuing source of the data. How would the Canadian/UK/Aus/NZ government force a US phone or Internet company to install monitoring systems within networks in the US?
Compounding that problem is that text messages don't always go through in near real-time. The (very large) building I work in has spots that have horrible reception. If someone sends me a message, sometimes I don't get it for a few minutes - plenty of time for me to walk out to my car and start driving.
Agree. The McDonald's coffee lawsuit is thoroughly misunderstood based on very early media stories. The temperature of the coffee was way above what even reasonably hot coffee should have been, and if I'm remembering right, left second degree burns after a very brief exposure. Since Techdirt normally likes to heap scorn on the media for leaving out very important details, it should not perpetuate myths even if they have become part of the cultural record.
Trust my encryption keys sitting on a server in Sealand? I think I'll pass.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a real data haven Cryptonomicon style, but Sealand isn't remotely close. (No UN recognition of soveriegnty, long track record of unstable "government", no independence in energy, finances, or even food supply makes that a no-go.)