Xerox or HP or whoever makes these scanners can include in the device's license "this license includes the right to use all patented technology within the device" or similar. Then they can market their device as patent-protected, the legal theroy being that the company does have a patent license and if they say it's invalid they should take it up with the licenser, that is, Xerox or HP or whoever.
Then again this problem can also be solved if the statuatory limits for losing a patent lawsuit were raised.
Google just needs to kick their fiber into high gear. Perhaps a kickstarter-style system where town residents pledge X ammount of dollars towards their city, and when they raise enough money to install a fiber system there, do so.
At least in my jurisdiction, you can vote "none of the above" by submitting an unmarked ballot. This is for people that only care about a handful of issues and only want to vote for the ones they care for. (For example, yesterday I only voted for President, Congressman, and on a handful of state laws; I didn't vote for any local state positions.)
Again the marketplace is not the end-all be-all for Windows 8!
Go blather on about Apple actually locking out non-app-store sources in OSX, or even the mess that is trying to distribute closed-sourced software for Linux. Oh wait, Linux is beloved because it's open source and Apple is beloved because it's Apple.
I wonder if there's any money to be made in patent troll trolling: Offer to represent companies free of charge against patent trolls, hear the case in court, and convince the court to award massive fines... against the patent trolls with the money going to the defendant. Then the troll trollers take the money received as payment for the free defense.
My senator was the one who placed that "super-secret" hold on that patent reform bill months ago. After he did that I was determined to vote him out, and I will vote against him when he's up for re-election... in four more years...
> Lee explains that this is an oddity/antiquity of UK law, in which private parties are actually allowed to bring criminal charges against other private parties, rather than (as in the US) needing the government to decide to bring charges.
I actually think this is a positive. Imagine what we could do if we the people could bring perjury charges against the *IAAs for all the false DMCA takedowns they send.