val·ue ˈvalyo͞o/Submit noun 1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. "your support is of great value" synonyms: worth, usefulness, advantage, benefit, gain, profit, good, help, merit, helpfulness, avail; More
There's nothing wrong, and much right, with profit. Profit is the reward we earn for creating value and helping out other people in society. From that viewpoint there's no such thing as "too much" profit - more is always better.
But one could say the same of joy. But if your joy comes from torturing other people, then there's a problem.
It's the same with profit. It's a good thing in itself, but moral considerations must come first. Profit must be earned by moral means.
Unfortunately these half-joking answers are literally correct.
There's something deeply wrong with the morals taught in our higher education system.
MBAs are taught (against normal human instinct) that they have a moral obligation to maximise profits, even if by immoral means, as long as the method is technically legal.
Lawyers are taught that we live in a zero-sum society and one person's gain is necessarily another person's loss. (This is obviously untrue; we are richer than our troglodyte ancestors.) So they cause harm whenever they're allowed to, because they reason that this must benefit themselves or their clients.
Even journalists are taught that truth is socially constructed and that there are always exactly two sides to any story - no more and no less.
Yes, I'm painting caricatures, but they are based on life.
And of course some professionals have enough human decency and independence of thought to ignore what they're taught and do the right thing. But human nature is such that they're a minority - most drink the Kool-Aid.
I think what is missing is a sense of old-fashioned morality - caring about right and wrong - that became intellectually fashionable with the rise of the Progressives 130 years ago.
(BTW, those who fought the losing battle against this were called "mugwumps".)
The real problem seems to be Ancestry.com's managment technique.
Why are employees incented to throw away records? I'm guessing they're measured on how many "record sets" they process (which might be small or large) instead of how many sheets of paper, how many bytes of information they enter, etc.
So they try to get rid of the bigger records.
The problem is perverse incentives. Change that, and the problem will go away.
(Of course, these incentives might come from NARA - if so, they're the ones who need to change them.)
Never attribute to greed that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
I strongly suspect Nintendo management has no idea what is going on here. They probably just told their legal department to "protect our rights" and the lawyers go off and do this.
Why? Because they can.
Their reasoning is simple - the law lets us do this, doing it is "protecting our rights", and we've been told to "product our rights", so do it.
Lawyers are not business people. They don't think about what's good for the company or for profits. They just think "if the law lets me screw up other people, I should do so". Because to a lawyer life is a zero-sum game. And the law lets them.