"We strongly believe that original innovation/../"
Ya,I stopped reading the press release around here. I've heard it all before.
I could support original innovation but this as so much other patents are patents for patents sake. They don't bring any new to the game and they only exist to stop others.
"Play by my rules or I'm taking my ball and goes home"
Not all phones in Europe is sold unlocked. This for instance: http://www.katshing.se/mobiler/samsung/samsung_galaxy_siii_4g-16474_30101
But they are usually locked for a limited time and the operators have to supply unlocking.
My galaxy s3 isn't locked but I do have a contract with an operator where I pay an raised monthly subscription for 24 months. After 18 months I could renew it if I wanted to. For that I pay 300 SEK per month which comes out to around $46. For that I get the phone, $23 worth of call minutes at 11 cents per minute, 1000 sms/month and 1 Mbit/s with no data cap.
It's not just a question of smarts though. Just pulling numbers from my hat but EA might have 10-20 persons working on drm. How many fanatic crackers in the world would love to be the first one to break a DRM from EA?
Fanatics and numbers wins over paid salary man almost every time.
Some of us are reading our feeds from computer, phone, tablet, fridge and so on. We need and want to have or list synced so that we know what's new and/or unread. Somewhere a that point you need a server.
Relying on a single a provider is not the issue here in my opinion. Of course, if Google went belly up I would be in trouble but every single isolated company I could use instead could just as well (or more likely) suddenly drop dead.
The problem here is cloud services, that we don't own the product and/or the product isn't open source. This makes us vulnerable to a single point of failure. RSS is an open standard but still people are in pickle because Google did the ecosystem around RSS well enough. Whenever we don't have the server in our own house we are vulnerable to a sudden shut down. And even then we could have a power outage or loss of internet connection.
Just to clarify a bit Piratpartiet didn't stop hosting The Pirate Bay. TPB chose to move from the Swedish pirate party so as to not force them to make the choice.
Swedish media on the other hand claims that Piratpartiet simply folded.
Why would they go to such lengths? http://xkcd.com/538/
They just need to break some fingers. Remember the constitution is not in effect and the US has a long history of ignoring the rules regarding...
Funny, trying to come up with the word torture and all that popped into my head was terrorism. Funny how those things happen...
Oh oh, new business idea or something!
They should sue the bakers! I bet the creators of this nefarious 3-d patent infringing machine has eaten bread. And the bakers should have known that and not sell them any products. Shame on them!