So is it now wrong for a business to shoot them self in the foot? how is it wrong for them to require one piece of crappy software over another?
Facebook and any company for that matter has the right to make deals with other company's. They are stupid for requiring mcafee as this will cause others to leave/ignore account...but it is their right.
Any computer technician or technically savvy person has hacked in his lifetime. Any code that I may have, I WANT others to tell me the flaws and help me fix it. Not because I like to be wrong, but to make it better. DMCA takedowns are being abused to allow people who don't like what another is doing to throw it into the court system. STUPID. I have hacked...LEGALLY...just in order to get a windows machine running correctly requires a bit of manipulation and hacking. The point here is that people are being stupid and misusing the DMCA takedown proccess and how that has caused fear in people from actually HELPING others. Hello World! Wake up and work together!
One of the best ways to get a customer is to make a good impression. Give me a reason to buy your product....when companies pull crap like this, it just makes the end user have a lesser view of the company and will NOT increase the ipod sales, but rather make me want to find a product that is more open. AND I AM AN APPLE FAN! but this is still one of those quirks apple has that is really quite sad.
How can we make a statement back? It seems that as the users we are limited on what we can do to the entertainment industry to attempt to 'get them off our backs'! Any ideas how we can respond? or are they too stupid to listen?