Even if I had the data, and I had insurance, and I had every other possible means to allow me to chose the location I'd still be screwed for the same reason most of the county is stuck with only one broadband provider. There's no other option. Unless you live in a large city there's a good chance you have one hospital in the region.
You always hear people bemoan the loss of opportunity for a teachable moment but in reality this was a School of hard knocks teachable moment. Those kids have been taught that abuse of authority is okay. The rules can be twisted to do and mean anything. And most importantly life isn't fair and you gotta get yours before someone else beats you down.
I throw some cash the games way to purchase some doodad or other that I have been wanting since the last time I had disposable income.
The cycle repeats. I didnt just throw $40-60 at the game one time, I throw $5-10 a month for years. It's not the big numbers you can point to and say we did good as a publisher but its a steady stream of revenue that gets repeated over and over by many more people than you would have had just selling the game one time (twice if you make gamestop pay you for resale).
I seem to recall some sort of Google product that when i typed in a search term it would also search though indexed files on my local hard drive...oh wait that was on a pc not on a phone, completely different.
So how hard would it be to set up a false positive campaign and then get some friendly lawyers who want to get rich by making a class action to sue the big isp's. The whole program seems ripe for legal shenanagins.
I may be missing something but from the reddit ama it seems people are interested in the experience/story of the photos not so much the photos themselves. The photos would seem to be the draw to get ppl in the store.
I think its interesting that just this morning my daughter had a twitter post linking to a picture of her over priced coffee drink. Any chef complaining about people taking pictures of their food is actually worried about other things rather than his IP. Our culture revolves around sharing information and with so many people carrying easily used cameras on their phone with the ability to instantly share their thoughts and experiences via social media.
A few years back was working for a company that was involved in a legal fight of another company using one of its key patents. The legal fight was drawn out for a for years costing the company lots of money in legal fees. Eventually the owner was vindicated and won the case. A couple months later a large percentage of the production workforce was laid off. Saying what if is silly but a lot of money was thrown at lawyers over the course of that patent dispute.
Just as a random thought, what do you think the odds are of the publishers actually using their own products on e-readers and experiencing the frustration versus the RIAA and MPAA doing the same with their respective products