And you would find a clause that says if you put a SIM card in a data-capable device you will be charged for data.
The only way to be consistent here is to charge all smartphones data. There are too many stupid people out there that have no clue how to operate a smartphone and giving people the ability to have a smartphone without a data plan is asking for trouble. As a result, all smartphones get charged data.
Don't forget to blame the manufacturers too. How many Smartphones are available that can only access WiFi? None.
What's even funnier is the image that is used on Electa Grahams book 'Blood and Loss' shows up in lots of other places. But, knowing the thorough and copyright-respecting individual she is, she probably licensed it.
Yup that's the point of Anonymous. Could be anyone, could be everyone. And yes, there is a Robin-Hood aspect to it because these things are done in the spirit of Anonymous. Also, this is blamed on Anonymous because they are the ones that actually did it...
At least he has fans. And he makes money without enforcing copyright on his works. So yeah, I do admire him for that. I also admire him for not censoring (except in cases of child porn) the comments. I can't even post on the MPAA or RIAA blogs. Not that I would. So yeah. Mike has fans.
He is not right in any way. If I buy a CD I am buying the music, not the format. As long as I retain the CD after I rip it, I am obeying the law. If I buy the CD, rip it, then return or sell it, then I am in the wrong.
I have a PS3 that I no longer use and one day I sued it to prop a door open. Was I in the wrong? I was using it in a different way than Sony intended...
RIM is a failing company. Their ship is sinking because they cannot adapt quickly enough. Look what happened when they tried to play catch-up with tablets - they released a tablet that could not access email. That's plain stupid. As their stock price slides into oblivion patent trolling will become more attractive regardless of how much the lawyers get.
This could backfire against the US. His fame and notoriety have increased as a result of the actions against him. What if his album is about kittens and puppies, but because of all this exposure, his sales went through the roof?