Back when Comcast first added the 250G cap to their Terms of Service, I checked how much data I was using. 400G that month. Don't even remember what I was doing back then. I wasn't torrenting and this was before I got heavy into Youtube and other streaming services.
I can only guess how much I'm using now since Verizon doesn't even count past 175G. They just tell me I'm using a lot of data and I might be better served by upgrading to their Quantum service.
It would be like a theater showing a movie and then getting pissed off by a person showing off home videos at their home theater.
The food isn't coming from the restaurant, it's not even being copied from the restaurant, it's completely home made. In fact, that seems to be the point. The restaurant isn't providing an authentic local experience, these people are.
I managed to get about 10 minutes in before I had to turn it off. But even the first five minutes of the movie gave me a really strong opinion.
If this doesn't qualify as a transformative work, fucking nothing does. Completely different vibe, completely different felling. It's almost a different story.
The only reason I had to stop was because of the dialog. The fact that they still spoke we just couldn't hear them just turned me off to the thing. If whoever created it put more effort into removing those parts, it would have been epic (I know they had limited film to work with).
I wonder what George Miller thinks of this. I bet he'd be proud.
The law states that you're not allowed to drive a vehicle out of code. If a cop finds your vehicle is out of code (broken lights, broken windshield, spewing black smoke...), you get fined and probably your car gets towed.
So, yes, it would be illegal and immoral. The question is would they catch you doing it. Probably not as the garage would have to check software version numbers and they more than likely don't have that ability.
So at this point it's accepted that the NSA phone records collection is unconstitutional, but the appeals court will not enforce the ruling until someone steps forward with absolute proof that they specifically are being spied upon. Of course any evidence that could be brought up will be suppressed due to "National Security".
The appeals court leaves it open that Verizon could sue, but I'd bet that Verizon has NSLs that expressly forbid presenting any form of real evidence. Plus, Verizon existence depends on a government granted monopoly. Verizon fights this and all of a sudden good Net Neutrality laws start getting passed.
You might want to elaborate on that as there doesn't seem to be anything relating to the article in the Wikipedia page. No lawsuits or political pressure, just some guy exercising his First Amendment rights and seemingly being left alone for doing it.
I agree that this is a stupid idea, but isn't this even more stupid than you give it credit for? Patents last 20 years, this idiocy would last for 5 (or 12). What are they going to do, patent the drug and not do the clinical trials required to sell the drug until the patent is almost up?
If anything, this is a ploy. Sneak something in that can easily be shrugged off and they can extend quietly in the future. The TPP negotiators are being played (or played with depending on if they know or not.)
There was a recall on Jeep Libertys a few years ago because the gas tank can leak in rear end collisions. But according to you they shouldn't have had to had the recall since it was only a safety concern if someone rear ends the vehicle.
I don't think you know what the term "safety concern" means.
I may have to test this. Supposedly, I have a different plan than their unlimited. The only problem is it doesn't say anything about me getting messages letting me know and only getting a lower priority, so I may never know.