Given that Boies seems to have a head full of sand, you could pound his head for the same effect. Sony deserves all the bad press that it is certainly going to get as these messages are released into the wild. Returning to the sand metaphor, they are going to be hit with a real sand storm!
If one were to call Boies a pimp for Sony and the media industry, it would be an insult to pimps world-wide! My only question is why he still has a license to practice law when he is so obviously a corrupt and corrupting influence?
No tech company or research organization (university) in its right mind would stay in Australia if this is passed! It is time for the Australian people to throw their "representatives" into the street, and invite all the local dingos to come for lunch!
A few years ago, I had to check in some luggage with my 1904 Gibson mandolin. The mandolin was in its hard-shell case, wrapped in bubble wrap, inside an aluminum suitcase, with TSA-approved locks. Of course, they broke into the case, dropped the mandolin, and caused $100s in damages to a unique instrument... Fortunately, it was repairable, barely. This is an instrument that has been played by the likes of David Grisman and Andy Statman (2 of the top bluegrass and jazz mandolin players in the world). Now, I NEVER check it in - I carry it onboard if I need to travel with it. At least the case is small enough to do that...
They are well paid by the cable and wireless companies to make sure that government agencies such as the FCC and FTC are rendered powerless. They don't care what it will cost their constituents and the rest of the American public! I think there should be a law that no representative can vote for or against a law that comes under the influence of any organization they took more than $5 from in any form (funds or favors).
Yeah, as in we all love our cable and wireless providers so much as they give us exactly what we want... capped data plans, over-pricing, add-on charges that we never agreed to (except possibly on page 10,000 of the fine print in the purchase agreement), and rate hikes every few months... I say, screw the bastards!
I recently got a call from AT&T (I have business U-verse internet), offering to "upgrade" my U-verse from 25mbps to 45mbps, at "no cost". After some digging and questioning of the rep who called me, I find that my $80 monthly internet bill will go to $145 - "no cost" indeed! What a bunch of dishonest, disgusting, liars!