It's unlikely that another bank would use the term "Virtual Wallet" because that term is already associated with PNC. Companies tend to overvalue their trademarks. Is it a bad thing for Kimberly-Clark when people use the term Kleenex instead of tissue?
Criminals have to be found guilty after some sort of due process to earn a strike. You have a lawyer. There are procedures and minimum standards that are supposed to be followed. There is a judge and/or jury.
A strike in the ISP world means receiving a DMCA complaint from a third-party on behalf of a copyright owner because the third-party detected supposed-infringing data being sent to or from an IP address. There is no due process.
So I have to agree with any original poster: kick HBO off the Internet and let them follow your mythical Six Strike appeal process.
Or how about the movie and TV industry do what David Grohl did with his new Sound City Movie: sell it DRM-free for a low price that includes both streaming and download (in four different versions). I got it for $10 via Paypal. No hassle. No complications. No FBI/Interpol warning. Just a digital file of the movie in 1080p.
So if a supermarket advertised that it sold food that you could cook at home, would Clearcast ban that commercial because it "constituted denigration" of the restaurant market? What the fuck is happening in this world?
I read that editorial yesterday and can't believe it that the Globe and Mail published it.
The best part is that, while they say that privacy rights are important, their own website creates at least 12 cookies. What the Globe and Mail meant to say was that "our privacy rights" as in the Globe and Mail's was important.
DRM is completely pointless. My wife recently got into the whole Resident Evil movie series, so while she was out one day she bought a bunch of Resident Evil DVDs. 3 of the 4 discs played fine in our desktop computer. The fourth wouldn't play.
Opened DVDFab and ripped a DRM-Free Region-Free DVD, burned that to a blank DVD (for the time being it's just easier to do it this way for my wife) and voila, she could watch the movie on the computer.
The only thing DRM achieved in this case is frustrating my wife, inconveniencing me and using up a blank DVD.