Yes but how do they get paid? All of the payment processors have been ordered to stop doing business with them. No credit cards, no paypal, etc. About the only thing left is going to be like bitcoin and such and most people aren't going to go to that much trouble.
I think the argument is that because they are still under copyright when the law is passed it can still apply. They couldn't for example, change the law to say that it's now lifetime plus 200 years and place things that had already entered the public domain back under copyright.
Not saying that they're correct but that is the most likely argument.
The problem is that most of those apps can't survive a wipe of the phone. Hard reset and it's yours. As much as dislike apple, something similar to what they do with the iphones/ipads where it ties it to your account and requires your password to unlock it seems reasonable to me.
I would gladly pay an extra $10 up front on my phone. Hell, I'd be glad to pay and extra $20 up front on my phone.
All I ask in return is one little thing. In return for my guaranteed up front payment, I should have free or at least heavily discounted access to the music streaming services of my choice. So I won't need to pay the monthly fee for Xbox music, Beats, Pandora, Spotify or whatever I happen to want to use for as long as I own that phone. I don't begrudge the company a few bucks to cover bandwidth and server costs but since royalty fees are a big part of the cost I should save a ton of money over the two years or so I will own my phone.
Well, yeah, but if you take away words then there go all web pages, email, written weather forecasts etc since those are all made up of words. Images? Welp, there went any pictures. So no maps or anything like that either.
Same here. Music deleted. Oh, wait. I didn't have any of his music anyways. Tell me again why he should get a cut of my mobile phone purchase? Also if smartphone prices go up by $400, well, I guess I'll stick with what I have now until it dies and then it's dumbphone time.
IIRC, one of the companies that made one of those phone book on CD products several years back got sued for copyright infringement. The courts ruled that a list of phone numbers was not copyrightable as it is just raw factual data. The phone book itself (with it's layout and such) could be covered by copyright but the data within the phone book (i.e. the numbers) could not. I believe this would be no different.
Okay, so apparently I'm one of the 15 people on the planet not happy with this. In light of today's announcement, I have canceled my X1 preorder. The sharing and library thing were going to be huge. I was also really looking forward to not having to have a disc in the drive and being able to swap between games without having to get up. Now they've simply taken away far too much.
I refuse to buy games on demand and I very VERY rarely buy the XBLA games. We have two 360s in the house, one for me and one for the boys. If I buy a game on XBLA or GoD I can only ever play it on that one console. If I want to let my kids or nephews play it they will have to either take over my console and TV or I will have to transfer my profile and be actively signed in to that console. This is BAD DRM. On the other hand, the X1's DRM was much less intrusive. You can argue that any DRM is bad but I think the benefits of what they were offering outweighed the negatives.
Okay, fine. If the name isn't enough of a giveaway, how about the size? An ebook is going to be 1-2 MB at most. A tv episode is going to be MUCH larger. Oh, how about the file contents? Opening the torrent file or magnet link will give you the file names, none of which are video formats.
I disagree. Much as I don't like the MPAA, a win for Bouchat would be a blow to fair use via the precedent. If Bouchat loses then we have a precedent supporting fair use that can then be used in other court cases (assuming the court buys that argument, of course).
Precedent supporting fair use > a loss to the MPAA.
Are they being sued for breach of contract as well?
From the sound of it, people are having problems that they refuse to fix. Sounds to me like they aren't providing the service they are contracted to and therefore the contract should be able to be broken by the other parties.
This a hundred times. What if I said something that managed to seriously piss off someone powerful in China. Or, hell, even some country in Europe decides that I should be criminally charged for something I said. They demand the US extradites me to face trial there. They say they have lots of evidence but shouldn't have to show it. Is the US just going to roll over? No? Then why should they expect other countries to for them?
They should try to identify any high-ranking politicians, lobbyists, etc in the database and then release their data to make the point about what such a bad idea it is. If it's a general hack the politicians will be all, "yeah, that's not good." But by releasing their own data then suddenly it's "Oh crap! We need to reconsider this, it's clearly a bad idea."