Lars near the end mentions that Richard is excluding those that could help him. I couldn't agree more. Where is Amazon and other people capable of building new distribution methods and whole new markets for the published works that his publishers are trying to hock. What the public would like is also not a concern of Richards. Maybe that is why he is having such a difficulty understanding where Mike and Lars are coming from.
I find it odd that the legislative system in the UK would require the government to do a impact study. I would think the first thing the government would do is require those affected to show that they are a significant part of the economy. At which point if they were a significant part then a impact study would be done. The thing the study should look at is not if it would impact any particular industry/players, but if the overall expected change would be positive then the law would be a go.
Also this should apply to any extension of copyright law, which I notice Richard never mentions when he discussing new laws for e-books. How will his new laws affect those that want to build systems to allow people to lend e-books to each other, or new devices to read e-books, etc.
Actully, you didn't write the transport part correctly. It should have read "You may only transport this book by horse and carriage provided that you use nor more than two horses at once, and no more than 4 on the journey" So now a book written just before the automobile by an author of 17 is likely prohibited to be transported on that new fangled car that comes out a few years later.
I'm running cyanogenmod-7 on my phone. I can checkout the full sources from git if i felt like it. I'm free to extend/modify/etc to my hearts content. My phone will load any valid APK I want it to, regardless if google/my carrier/my handset vendor wants me to or not. Anyways, in that respect I would say it is open. It isn't open like RMS would like, but then even my desktop (running gentoo linux) doesn't. I have the nvidia driver installed, and skype.
lol, hit #2 on my non-personalized results is my linked-in profile, of course that is the only hit for me on the first page, although there is a facebook profile that is me of a guy at a party with the same name.
And part of that is fair, I mean, business isn't a charity.
Then no (more) tax dollars for them and they need to give the ones we gave them back thankyouverymuch. Because if I'm giving a company tax dollars I expect them to serve the common good with them. If they don't want to do tht then don't take the government/our money.
odd, i get 18-21mbps on my 20mbps DSL all the time, no concerns about the neighbor teenagers at all. Also my ISP doesn't seem to care that I have a steady stream of 35kbps outbound traffic (yes my upload is bad bad bad).
most of those widgets are configurable as to how often, if at all they go out and automatically get updates/new info. the authors have usually put that in because of battery life, or in the case of e-mail server side limits.
Same boat, right now my server is hooked up my home network via gigabit and it streams bluray rips around the house. Any sort of network storage needs to have at least that much bandwidth for it to replace my home server.
That said, I am making heavy use of google play music. I uploaded my music(at 30kbps for the 30GB library mind you) and now stream it while at work to my phone(over wifi). There is no way it would work of the cell network, as i only have 5GB of useful bandwidth.
The typical argument for all of them is, that a new copy is being made and that is the issue. If you could figure out a way to send a copy of a digital file where any bits sent to the other person were deleted from your drive as the transfer happened and were not cached anywhere along the way, that might be thought to be ok. All of your examples could in some cases cause two copies to be in use at once.
I'd like to propose some points
5) What if I bought a paper back book, and me and my wife read it together. not out loud, just at the same time. would that be an issue?
6)what if the book had on the inside of the front cover "this book is for reading by one person, not out loud, and it may not be transferred to any other person.". Would anyone actually follow that or would we all keep lending books like we have always done? Why is this different for digital files?
P.S. I agree with all of your points, just trying to get in before the trolls hit you.
does it work on all OSs at the same quality, at the same time? how about anything currently hooked up to my (dumb) LCD TV? PS3, cable box, Linux X86_64 server, wii(if i want SD content on my HD TV)?
Why should I let the fragile plastic disks get used daily by my small children (both boys, 5.5 and 4) when I can simply rip them and send them over the network to the PS3, or play them though XBMC on the "server" hooked up to the TV.
Anyways, I've got a few of the blu-ray + dvd + download thing, they only work on windows usually, and sometimes OSX.
I refuse to buy new hardware at this point, just about everything is less than 2-3 years old. If the new system(content management) doesn't work on that equipment, it might as well not exist for at least 5 more years. It had also better work on linux, in 64bit, using modern linux techs, (alsa, VDPAU/VA-API, pulseaudio, recent kernels, etc).
I would just like to point out that the toaster is likely injection molded plastic outside casing. That is not something that lends itself to autocad (2D). That is a job for a 3D package with some additional software. Think more like $4000-$10000 a seat on a $4000 computer.
Anyways, just my seat of "autocad LT" (lightweight autocad version), is around $1200.
So up your software costs for CAD packages a bit and add something in for the desktop workstation video cards.