I live in a small town and ship a lot of stuff either through Ebay or for my business so I spend a lot of time at the Post Office. Talking to the postmaster, nice guy who has been there for as long as I can remember, and he told me that the Post Office breaks even or makes money on packages. Individual letters and bulk mail are what kill them since they need to deliver a lot of them per carrier to make it worth the carrier's pay check.
He thinks they are afraid to raise rates on letter delivery because that is what the average person uses to gauge how well the Post Office is doing.
As far as I understand it it is not to penalize ads but things like web rings and link lists where a site is nothing but links to other sites and no content. Which is why this appears to be so fine a line.
As a long time player of their games I can assure you that GW is as bad as the MPAA. They threaten sites over fan fiction. They threaten people make fan movies. They threaten sites over rules discussions that reveal some sort of info about their games. They sue companies that make models that are hemi-demi-semi similar to theirs. They sue companies that make model weapons or other bits that can fit on their models even if its made for another companies model range. The threaten people trying to run tournaments if they let people play with stuff that GW doesn't make. They still only make their rules in print format and threaten people who try to make digital applications of them. They try to squeeze independent retailers with silly rules like no online sales. They raise prices every year on everything despite industry trends towards lower cost production.
I have several police officers in my family who do not understand why I and many other people do not respect the police. I try to explain to them by pointing out things like the UC Davis incident, the FBI fake terrorism plots, and entrapping high school kids in Florida that make people see all the police as if they were civil rights era southern sheriffs. Sadly it falls on deaf ears.
Since this isn't an actual legal framework submitting false complaints wouldn't be illegal. So lets start sending them to the IPs for the RIAA, MPAA, and studios? Few hundred thousand complaints and they will either have no more internet or give up on this idea.
There is no way you are going to find someone who isn't biased for or against Apple. When Steve Jobs died the news treated it like the death of Jesus and jurors will think anything but an Apple victory would be an affront to that man's life. Apple could sue Microsoft over the tablet Bill showed in 2002 and win.
When the British passed the Stamp Act of 1765 American colonists viewed it as a tax on their right to speak freely. The British were unable to enforce this law as it was almost entirely ignored by Americans while colonists, colonial legislatures, merchants protested against it. Today American citizens view copyright law as a tax on their right speak and just as in 1765 Americans tend to ignore copyright law while internet colonists, digital legislatures, and web merchants protest against it. In 1765 if the British authorities had just let colonial representatives into Parliament the Stamp Act in some form may have remained and American Revolution might have been prevented. Today the American government and the legacy media companies driving this legislation will have to let the public into the debate if they want to prevent a digital revolt.
Looking back at trailers and dev interviews about D3 every single one of them hypes that this is an online game you play with friends. They talk about how nifty the auction house will be, the crack down cheaters, and how it will be to play in groups. I don't recall a single mention of a "single player mode" or "offline mode." They pushed this game as an online game. The problem is all the rose colored glasses that people have been using to look back at D2. This game isn't D2. It is as different as D2 was compared to D1. Blizzard tried to do something new here. Maybe you don't like it but decrying attempts to innovate on this website is ridiculous. Go sit in the corner with all the folks who don't like Kickstarter in the music industry.
If the Federal Government has to release the software it produces to the public domain rather than under an open source license there would almost certainly be some licensing conflicts with other open source licenses. GPL is the most obvious one but most of the other open source licenses all have redistribution restrictions that would make utilizing code difficult if not impossible. Now we can quibble about open source licenses being good or bad or stupid or what have you but do we really want to argue that the US government agencies shouldn't be allowed to submit improvements to Apache or send things upstream to Debian or build a database based on Couch?