Eh, I just go ahead and turn my phone off and leave it in my backpack when I get to the airport. Anybody who knows me enough to call or text will either know that I'm traveling or not be surprised at the lack of a swift response, so it's just easier for me not to have to deal with any of it.
...Initially we thought about telling them their copy is an illegal copy...
How can it be an illegal copy if the copyright holder itself is making it available for free download? I would think that would at the very least be an implied license for it.
Also, I wonder if their piracy and sales rates would have been different had they not released their "cracked" version of it. The majority of the responses that I've heard are that it's a slightly worse version of a game that's already available for free. Could be that nobody would have bothered to crack it, leading to a much lower piracy rate. Even then, would more people have bought it?
So how do you determine where the line is? Would you think it ok if I paid them to come install the antenna and set up the web server, but on my property? How about if they offered space for me to rent for an antenna, but I had to come out and personally install an antenna and server I had bought myself? How does the same exact result (transmission to a single person over the internet) get to be a private performance one way and a public performance another?
The broadcasters give it away for free to those with antennae to receive it.
And Aereo is renting out antennae to receive it. If I set up an antenna at my apartment connected to a personal web server that only I could access, would you argue that I needed to pay a retransmission fee if I were to stream from it while on vacation across the country? Why should anything be different if I'm paying someone else to set up and maintain the antenna and server instead of doing it myself?
Hmmm, punishment of causing death by reckless driving... Let's just say we're in Georgia for the sake of easily available sentencing data. For those of you who don't know what the blue letters in the previous sentence are for, Georgia's law prescribes 3-15 years of imprisonment, with no parole for at least 1 year, for killing another person with your vehicle while driving recklessly.
So with the above suggestion: Look at a billboard? 3 years in jail! Have a kid in the back clamoring for your attention? 3 years in jail! Glance at your phone to make sure which road you're supposed to turn on? 3 years in jail! Hell, look down to read the directions you've written down for yourself so you don't have to use your phone's GPS? You guessed it, 3 years in jail!
I understand that the menus are likely programmed in Java, a lot of things are. I don't want to sound like I'm questioning that at all. I just want you to figure out which you really mean and stick to that one.
The US justice system is reminding me of Cardassian law more and more every day.
Under Cardassian law, guilt was confirmed prior to Court proceedings – the trials themselves served only as a way to demonstrate the wrongdoing of the defendants and to illustrate the consequences of their alleged criminal behavior. Defendants were provided with legal counsel merely to help them "concede" the "wisdom" of the state's judicial process, as well as help them to admit guilt and express "proper" remorse. (Memory Alpha)
Yes, Smith and Wesson makes some money off murder.
Yes, trenchcoat manufacturers make some money off shoplifting.
Yes, casinos make some money off money laundering.
Yes, rope makers make some money off kidnapping.
Seeing a pattern here? You would be laughed out of town if you were to suggest that any of these manufacturers were dedicated to that purpose because of the pitiful amounts of money they make on it compared to the myriad of legitimate ones. Well, some people would argue about the guns, but the point stands.