I seem to recall some sort of Google product that when i typed in a search term it would also search though indexed files on my local hard drive...oh wait that was on a pc not on a phone, completely different.
So how hard would it be to set up a false positive campaign and then get some friendly lawyers who want to get rich by making a class action to sue the big isp's. The whole program seems ripe for legal shenanagins.
I may be missing something but from the reddit ama it seems people are interested in the experience/story of the photos not so much the photos themselves. The photos would seem to be the draw to get ppl in the store.
I think its interesting that just this morning my daughter had a twitter post linking to a picture of her over priced coffee drink. Any chef complaining about people taking pictures of their food is actually worried about other things rather than his IP. Our culture revolves around sharing information and with so many people carrying easily used cameras on their phone with the ability to instantly share their thoughts and experiences via social media.
A few years back was working for a company that was involved in a legal fight of another company using one of its key patents. The legal fight was drawn out for a for years costing the company lots of money in legal fees. Eventually the owner was vindicated and won the case. A couple months later a large percentage of the production workforce was laid off. Saying what if is silly but a lot of money was thrown at lawyers over the course of that patent dispute.
Just as a random thought, what do you think the odds are of the publishers actually using their own products on e-readers and experiencing the frustration versus the RIAA and MPAA doing the same with their respective products
I got rid of the cable boxes about 6 months ago expecting the kids to be upset, not even a wimper about missing jersey shore. The kids (2 of em) have been to 3 movies in the last year and its been since Star Trek (the new one) was released that I went to a movie.
As loud as they are screaming about piracy and lost revenue guess what thats really all i know about the entertainment industry. If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it fall...
When i was in Salt Lake City in 00 or 01 (i think it was) there was a independent dealer who tried to open on Sundays, the other dealers forced through legislation because it was anti competitive since they couldn't be open on Sunday's due to religious reasons.
I'm not ignoring the fact that the US tends to be a bit heavy handed in trying to get it national way, but singling out the US walking in to an AA meeting and pointintg out one guy and saying that's the drunk. Good going Columbo.