The short answer to the question about gambling is Yes there are defintly more important things then wether people can read about gambling or for that matter
they can gamble . Espcially as involved as Washington state already is in gambling
I ,cringley has a novel solution for net neutrality involving seed money to fund the last mile, put up by Microsoft and others preferly in a consortium as a win-win both for the consumers who get a fat pipe and for Microsoft who would be actually innovating instead of gobbling up another possibilty.
I agee that it is well past time that the RIAA should persue it 's treating customers like criminals. This along with DRM and sofware(and genes)patents are resticting 'fair use", innovation and a few other things.We can only hope that either they wise up or some legal case strikes down the silliness.