But it doesn't look like they are asking you to pay for "Youtube," just those additional channels. Youtube isn't going away. To me it's like a Netflix within Youtube. If I see 3 or 4 good shows I might subscribe and if I don't I'll keep watching everything else I like to watch on Youtube.
According to that article there are over 2000 patents on Java. Just takes a little effort to find information. There's something called the Internet that has a ton of it. Just be careful because not everything that is said on the Internet is true. Especially in the comments sections of stories and blogs.
What does this have to do with the MAFIAA? This is just a scumbag that figured he could scam an old lady. That's bad enough without having to amp it up with a completely unfounded and unnecessary attack on anyone else.
Maybe I'm just cynical but if I was in the House or Senate I hope I would understand that my ability to be there is still dependent on voters. So how would I line my pockets but still stay in power? I'd do something exactly like this. The House just got $84 million for voting on CISPA and the Senate probably stands to make more than that voting on whatever bill they are going to vote on. By voting on opposite bills and never actually passing anything, the Senate can say it's the House's fault, the House can blame the Senate, and they both know they are OK with the voters because they don't pass either law.
I haven't read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but it seems strange that it took 19 articles to get to the right of free speech. Free speech, at least in this day and age, seems like it would be in the top 2 or 3 things anyone would worry about losing or not having.
I find it kind of sad that many news organizations have pre-written obits for many famous people so that they can try to be the first to announce it. Obviously they should spend a little more time on fact-checking and double checking what they are about to print or post online than trying to post the first obit about someone's death.
The legal system isn't the cause. The cause is all the laws that deal with patents AND the way the Secretary of Commerce and his or her head of the USPTO feel those laws need to be be enforced or ignored.