and how much more of this magical disappearing bandwidth gets used if I download a 120 MB file to my tethered computer vs downloading a 120 MB file to the memory card in my phone? I paid for the bandwidth.
I usually do not nit pick the posts over things like acronyms but please tell me the NATO referenced here is N? A? Theater Owners. Although I can almost see getting the more famous NATO involved in Copyright matters if ICE doesn't step up its game and get more aggressive :)
As far as Time Warner is concerned they believe they have the rights to allow their subscribers to access the content they have payed for using a display device that access this content over the network connection that they pay for. Jay's question is actually much more on point than the people bashing him.
Groupon's stance on the matter seems fair to me -
"A Groupon is good until its expiration date; at that time, the merchant will still have to honor what you PAID (NOT face value), for five years or in accordance with state law. It's five years in Illinois, and that's the most strict in the country, so that's what we ask merchants to abide by.
So if I spend $20 to buy a $40 Groupon for one dozen roses at Flower Shop, when it expires the merchant owes me a $20 credit to their store. They don't have to give it to me in one dozen roses, but they do have to give me a credit (not cash) for what I paid."
So to avoid 'making the dumbest political choice you can make'
You check a box that says Democrat. Primaries come around and the only candidate that is even close to aligning with your ideals happens to be a republican and loses in the primary that you couldn't vote in but the Democrat that you wanted to elect as sheriff got your primary vote. so much for that plan
That's odd. I am someone who visits this site several times a day and agrees with Mike (and other 'editors') more often than I disagree, yet I installed an ad blocker years ago and do not 'whitelist' any site including techdirt. So He does not get any revenue aside from my onetime 'insider' purchase from my traffic. I have never been pressured by him covertly or overtly to view the adds so if it 'hurts' it does not show.
The stupidity of this is beyond me. Basically, Amazon are arguing that they don't have to pay a tax when they do. That's Tax Evasion, right?
They are not required to pay any taxes on purchases their customer's make. Even the order from the comptroller was not to "pay" taxes it was to COLLECT taxes from the customers and send them to the state.