Actually, comparing it to drugs makes complete sense. In the 80s and 90s, the government successfully won the War on Drugs. So it only makes sense to apply the same philosophy to the War on Mike ... err, umm, I mean Piracy!
There is no way the cable companies will allow this. How do I know? I am currently an HBO subscriber and a Roku owner. I am also a Comcast subscriber. Comcast will NOT allow HBO to allow me to access my PAID for HBOGO account on my Roku. No rhyme, no reason - just no GO!
If they will not allow a paying subscriber of their system access a feature I am paying for on a specific device because they don't like it, what makes anyone think that they (big cable) are going to allow HBO to give access to a "cord cutter".
BWI is my home airport that I fly out of regularly. Shortly after 9/11, the airport had no photography signs at the checkpoints that stated the ban was enforced by COMAR 11 03.01.09 B (2). A while back, there was a discussion on flyertalk about the signs and how, thru an airport directive (BWI-300.3), the signs were being enforced under Maryland law, as a violation of said directive.
Last week, I noticed all the signs were covered up and another discussion on flyertalk confirmed that the airport is not enforcing the ban and the directive is no longer listed on the MAA's BWI Directive PASSUR list .
I guess nobody bothered to inform the TSA personnel.