Anybody else want to put on the partisan blinders and take a shot? I didn't know that the blue states in west let you see a doctor without bankrupting you...I was told it was a national problem...darn media.
I get your gruff here but consider text messaging. How terrible was it to type a text on your old phone with the number pad? Yet people were eating it up...which drove demand for phones with full keyboards to make texting easier (yet still pretty 'uncomfortable'). Consumers liked the usefulness of texting from their phone and dealt with the difficulty. Innovators made it easier and easier to text from a phone. I would guess more people spend time texting on their phones than talking these days. Tablets will advance, too. Many of the comments about never being able to create content or have the full computing experience are ignoring the technological leaps we have made in the last 15 years. We will get there.
Yes, that is how I understand Federal Tax rules (I had to fill it out this year for my wife's side business she started, think she ended up with $3 profit after expenses). It may be different for the state of MN but usually the state rules are similar to Fed tax rules for the most part. Of course, all the comments from the auditor are unnecessary but if the criteria aren't met then the couple should be dealt the punishment due.
What? What does Grooveshark "sell" on their premises or website? Or any file locker? They sell data storage. Just because somebody puts infringing works into storage doesn't make the provider liable. The analogy works in meat space, too. A mini-storage locker is what is sold...the space inside. The owner has no idea what goes in. But you want to make him liable for what goes in there? Take that to Walmart. They sell a bunch of goods. Say they sell Toshiba laptops that turn out to have exploding batteries. Is Walmart all the sudden responsible? Someone bought a gun and bullets then went and murdered a cop...Walmart needs to be brought to justice! How stupid is that.