$P also relates to cost after the fact. It's the reason I don't buy ebooks, DRM'ed anything, and use f/loss software. I *want* to be able to buy ebooks, but the $P cost is way to high for me -- which (for me anyway) also affects drives the $I cost far too high.
I agree with your main point, but iTunes still isn't what I want (I couldn't even use it if I wanted to as a Linux user).
Can we add "truly ubiquitous" (read: open) as a criteria as well? I've had digital conversations with recently signed musicians about downloading their content in a lossless format and they apologize that their new label only sells physical disks and lossy format downloads.
I'm not sure it will evoke the same emotions as "Old Yeller," but it may just be the humane thing to do. It's hard to watch an old business model flail and seize and repeatedly demonstrate how disconnected it is in the face of 21st century realities.
True. This is a huge step forward though (right?). The will of the people had an impact. It's certainly a bright light amidst a horrifying darkness of ignorance.
If these issues are actually talked about and examined then -- we hope -- the false claims of the content industry will be apparent and appalling. The industry is already unpopular (I don't think that's an overstatement), but when exposed to public and political scrutiny they'd become untouchable regardless of the money they try to throw around.
I've been reading Patry's "How to Fix Copyright" and it's astounding how blunt he sounds about all this corruption. Every sentence is another matter-of-fact statement about how unbalanced this issue has been by lobby money. His calm tone actually makes it hard to read. It's infuriating how long this has gone on.
Is this, perhaps, a turning point? I hope so. It feels like one.
So proud of the internet. That video -- in the context of a debate for president -- and the active (seemingly somewhat informed) crowd response concerning the issue and their answers confirm the success of the blackout. Being against copyright expansion is mainstream?