most ISP's have already been doing shit like this for years on their own. it just never got much press. Cox would cut you for infringrement claims at least 5 years ago when i tech monkey'd for them, i know time warner and comcast did too
my 4 year old can navigate kidzui games and learning videos, find youtube videos of his favorite shows and movies, taught himself to use a mouse when he was 2, and taught himself to read using the games available to him so that he could get to more content. he's also better than me at world of goo and bad piggies i'd submit that you're doing your daughter a serious disservice by forcing her to cling to an institution that won't exist by the time she needs it.
My 6 year old's even more impressive, and the 2 year old just picked out her first mouse at microcenter.
My kids will grow up digital natives, they'll be learning to code as they learn to read. they will have the sum total of human knowledge at their fingetips, and every day of their lives they will learn, and learn how to find the information they need. your kid on the other hand will be making them a hamburger.
how about i cut out the middle man, give the publisher fuck all for the zero effort he put into it, don't pay for the printing, binding, shipping and wharehousing of dead tree editions i'm not buying and simply buy the author a couple top shelf shots when i meet him at a con? alternatively, give me a direct download from the website like Cory Doctorow, and the ability to buy and donate copies to school libraries.
top clarify, while i consider myself a proud pirate, there's plenty of things i do pay for. 2 netflix accounts to cover all the devices used by 5 people in the family. spotify premium so we can can listen across platforms. (i'd pirate music, but thinking about i haven't actually needed to in like ten years, the artists i listen to work with fans).
I'd pay for onlive for games if it weren't shit. and might yet after we get our ouya in april.
and last but not least, we buy concert tickets, and when we get there we buy schwag, from performers we like. we go see musicals. we go to conventions and buy authors schwag, we buy them drinks, etc.
I support content creators, but i'll dance on the grave of the gatekeepers.
"According to Dwyer, the better-off who earlier paid to have high-quality cinema systems at home are no longer interested in poor quality (pirated) copies. "The quality of DVDs and Blu-ray discs is excellent with extra features and at a reasonable price."
bwahahaha! no one pirates crappy cams. no one watches dvd extras. i can pull a dvdrip copy usually weeks before they're even available for purchase, the quality is nearly always spotless. (or at least as good as i'm willing to give up HD space for, dvdrip is just fine for most, 720 and 1080 are just memory hogs.).