What you fail to mention in the article is that despite the number of people illegally downloading music being in the region of 70% in 2009, profits for the industry have only increased by 1.5% in the region - less than inflation.
Agree.. Standards that have patents which require royalty payments should have the cost to everybody built in - set fees for use of the standard which includes royalties of all inventions within the standard.
In all honesty, it is one of the memories of that school that will stick with me. It did actually teach us not to panic in a fire situation and obviously was effective because I remember it well over 20 years later!
When I was at school (at around age 11), our science teacher would randomly drop a lit paper towel or set fire to a gas tap - to see what we would do.. More than once this resulted in one of the kids setting off the fire alarm instead of just stamping on the towel or turning off the gas tap.
I'm not actually all that bothered about encryption on my phone - I don't keep much on it anyway and I can remotely wipe / disable / back up / track it anyway.
On my computer however, things are a little different. I use bitlocker to ensure it is all encrypted (Using both a TPM and a USB key which I carry around with me) - not to stop law enforcement (although they would have to have a very convincing warrant for me to give up the keys), but because I use it to run an offsite backup of works servers - which, as we are a scanning bureau, contain over 400GB of data, most of which consists of legal files for criminal cases, personal data, accountancy data etc. It would probably be criminal for me to NOT keep this kind of information encrypted!