It's also why few want to do anything rural, as the cost per hookup goes up
Long term profits. Once the network is deployed you have plenty of time to recoup the costs. As for boosters and repeaters fiber should help reducing the need for those. Google would succeed anywhere they go, the demand is there.
Contesting the take downs when you feel you have the rights is a good thing to do.
It is indeed. When there is a way to do so. And even then your content is taken down BEFORE evaluation. Which means it will be down for a while. Youtube takes the entire account down after some strikes for instance. That's a very high price to pay if you live from such channels.
Making any legal assertion will certainly put you at risk - then again, using someone's content to make your fame on YouTube has certain risks as well.
You see, the content is pretty much a noise here. The real content is his dancing. So there should be no risk at all. But alas that's the shitty copyright laws we have today.
Took me a while to link the headline of this article and the article contents but once I reached the end it magically connected. Holy fleeks, Mike should... Intellectualize the term he coined (Streisand effect). I'm not sure if copyright, patent, trademark or black voodoo but have it 'protected' to provide your great great great grandchildren with means to live.
This is not a bug, it's a feature. Copyright has long ceased being a tool to promote progress of science and arts and is instead a toll of control. That is, if it has ever performed such role of promoting anything other than control at any point in history.
Actually there are plenty of examples of people that tried the official channels and either got a "haha nice, ignore it and go back to work" o got straight up screwed by the government. If I was to risk everything I'd go straight to the media. The official channels would probably be an invitation to be screwed anyway with no real solution.
Everything you said they could do would further diminish their value to the consumers that are already cutting the cord like there was no tomorrow. I say let them do it, let them hang themselves faster.
The only real way to actually hurt the current duopoly/oligopoly is if other companies start seriously deploying redundant infra-structure and take a shot at the poorly served areas. Reminds me of this airline that got pretty big in the US serving only the countryside and staying away from the expensive, crowded hubs (ie: New York, Atlanta etc). I see huge opportunities here and the price the current ISPs charge for really crappy services should be more than enough to sustain the expansion. The problem is the initial costs. Alphabet could detach Google fiber from Google (as a company) and push for such goal. Not limited to the US.
34" seems a good improvement but it's not 50". I invite you to sit in your couch, 3, 4 meters away and still read small text, subtitles without using other tools... I'm not talking about gigantic screens..