The mightiest country in the world has no industries left, but has this golden opportunity to forcefully push patents into being more valuable than the production and sales of the physical products themselves. Patents cover virtually everything, so no-one could ever make something without paying handsomely to patent owners, which mainly are U.S. companies and trolls.
Despite all this, SK Hynix is still on the hook for royalties.
Well, it's also a case of a U.S. company against a Korean company. Like Apple vs Samsung. It seems a bit that U.S. companies are a bit favored in (U.S.) court. It'll probably would go another way in Korean or Chinese court.
But we HAVE common sense around the patent system. It's only that common sense is not important. Big business, big money, and the politicians being able to have another 4-year run is and will always be the driving force.
But when Apple was small, and they did not have any music business, they were sued over the Apple name by the Beatles. The agreement made was that Apple was allowed to use the name, but could not enter the music business. They did anyway, but they were so big by that time that, well, who could stop them?
But... how can he be lobbying for something that he is not allowed to see? Then every argument he presents during a meeting can be countered with the question "but how do you know whether that is true?", and he can't answer that.
So why even entertain such a lobbyist? For the free lunch?
> "I don't believe that every single pirated copy is a lost sale. In some cases I'm sure it's just someone trying out a game. At some level, you can almost look at it as a demo program. So as far as many of those could've been sales? I'm not sure."
That sounds horribly weak. Like "yeah, very perhaps once in a blue moon there might be a pirated copy that is not a missed sale."
Zachary has to bend that statement a lot to turn it into "Specifically, that not all people pirating a game are doing so just to get free stuff and that not all pirated copies are a lost sale.".
>> "If the stream is authorized by, I don't know, the party of the current President of the United States, maybe, just fucking maybe, everything's "above board."
So, the ordinary people can be smacked onto the ground, pissed on, lied to, belittled, but people higher up the ladder should not be inconvenienced???
How on earth will there then ever be an acceptable solution?
The solution will only come from if virtually every video and movie and walk-in-the-forest-by-myself-homevideo are being taken down. If people in charge get the feeling there's a problem. If studios themselves get DMCA notices by the hundreds... But if these people get shielded, then we, the little people, will only sink deeper into the shit.
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