Eh, I'm not particularly upset by this request. With a colo server or two, it's quite possible to commit any number of crimes within the borders of a nation that you've never been to physically and have no one acting as a representative in.
Good on Dotcom for finding the loophole but, last I checked, we were big on paying attention to unintended consequences around here and leaving the law as it stands has plenty of them.
There are plenty of unintended consequences to be had to saying all US laws apply to any company with any hardware located in the US too though. This mess needs some very careful wording to straighten out.
I don't really give a happy damn if it entirely kills their market. That's capitalism. Provide something worth paying for or GTFO.
If they're stand-up businessmen, they'll do like you suggest and build their business around providing value on top of what's available for free. If they're douchebags, they'll try to go the legislative protection route. If they're idiots, they'll keep doing the same thing and go bankrupt.
I honestly don't care which they pick aside from the legislative protection route. If they succeed, they get fat wads of cash for being useful to society. If they fail, someone else will be happy to take our money in their place. As long as there's no protectionism going on, everyone who's not either bloody stupid or a greedy fucktard wins.
Unless you've somehow been literally getting tangled up in your mouse cable (how would you even manage that?) you're coming at it from a strictly aesthetic standpoint. Aesthetics can be nifty but they are by definition not useful.
Okay, I'll grant you that not having to take the mouse apart to clean it was a big improvement.
Wireless though? Unless you have a specific need for it, all you get is a slightly less responsive mouse that now needs batteries. I'll even be nice and count the "oooh, shiny and new! must have!" crowd under specific need.
No thank you. When I buy a book, I take the book, you take the money, and there ends the entirety of our interaction.
I'm not interested in interactivity of any kind in my books. Not even if it saves me a few bucks on shitty books that I'd DNF. I don't care for my books to report anything back to anyone for any reason.
You know, I don't believe the period has ever been stated or litigated. I always assumed it was simply a minimum of as long as you continue to distribute the binaries.
As for automatic delivery, not necessary and isn't even the norm. They can do anything from throwing it up on the Internet to sending a guy over to recite it to you as far as delivery goes. Most choose putting it on the net because it requires no further action on their part but the method doesn't matter.
Only works in theory though. In practice any entity of a non-puny size will have someone who is going to post the code somewhere publicly and there's jack and shit you can do about it since the GPL allows further distribution.