See now, I don't quite get the logic that illustrations of nudity somehow detract from the established characters in the Barsoom stories. Am I the only one who remembers that pretty much everyone on Mars was nude most of the time in them?
The Kindle Fire doesn't support bluetooth. That's one of it's documented downsides. It also doesn't support "low bandwitdh" networks, it's wifi only. And, given that it's wifi only, I'm not even sure where they're going with the whole network failover concept, unless they mean failing over from one wifi network to another.
What you are saying here is that art is defined by the effort necessary to recreate it. Yes, you might be able to reproduce exactly what Prince did in a few minutes. But art is not just the physical actions, it is the effort and time spent to decide what to do and how to do it.
So while it might be trivial to reproduce this piece of art, it may very well not have been trivial to create it. And isn't the disparity between the effort to create art and reproduce it the thing that has copyright maximalists in a tizzy?
"The Congress shall have Power [...] To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;"
Yes, that grants Congress the power to create and administer copyright (which they have done, voraciously), but I believe Mike's opinion is that not only has Congress gone well beyond the stated intent of the clause, but that it's very possible that this clause is just as obsolete as the subsequent Militia clauses.