"A cap is usually better understood as a threshold after which the user is subject to a different set of conditions for access, such as movement to a higher priced tier, different product or different speeds."
If after reacing the 200 GB or so the company would provide a slower connection (say 1 Mbit/s), that would be a flexible data service. But cutting access to 0 Mbit/s is a data service cap.
"A current TWC subscriber would be moving from a TWC monopoly in service to a Comcast monopoly in service."
Well, yes. But residential subscribers aren't the only customers. Internet companies are also customers.
Suppose that Facebook has a project to install a super connection between their servers and Internet providers. If there's seven internet providers with each under 20% of the market, the project is tricky to do.
But if Time Warner Comcast had 40% of the market, Facebook can choose to connect to them only and ignore the rest of the internet providers. This is a huge advantage for TWC, and kills their rivals. In addition, TWC could set a very high price for the deal, whereas in a less concentrated market each provider has much less bargaining power.
"nobody should be allowed to own more than, say, 5% market share of the media spac"
That wouldn't do much to competition: companies would distribute markets so each gets a few neighbourhoods or towns.
The solution must be to encourage companies to enter markets where where are competitors. For example, Comcast-Time Warner should transfer half their customers from a few key markets to companies that don't operate there.
That's how it's the law in Uruguay: minor can't watch films rated 18+ alone, but they can if accompanied by an adult. Same for films 15+, 12+ and 9+. Anyway, GI Joe and Die Hard 5 are 9+, and only Tarantino-level films get 15+.
It does make sense to me. Anyway, the Supreme Court said that a similar Californa law for videogames was inconstitutional because it restricted freedom of speech, that it, minors were prevented from access to speech. The same will happen here.
Well, baseball is more of an individual team, at least for pitchers and batters. They don't have to coordinate their plays with other players, jsut follow the plan (or improvise). In basketball, passes require at least two players to interact. Also, players without the ball must move correctly, to create spaces where the player with the ball can move to.
Statistics are more reliable in individual sports, or in this case, more reliable to evaluate players who play individually.
Well, there is a patent for the Linke button. There's a patent for a "Dynamic progress marking icon" (progress bar), a "Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network" (one-click buying) and an "Internet test-taking method". See more here: https://www.eff.org/patent-busting