Seems that all of the big players should keep a close eye on Google. Google is lighting up fiber networks and it might not be long until they cover those same areas with WiMax or similar 4G service.
My best guess is that Google has done the math and realizes that the profit on IP traffic is insanely high. So they can compete with the big players by offering service at say 300% mark up instead of 30,000% mark up and look like saints.
Re: Re: The IRS should be used to go after real crooks: The Rich.
"The rich" are not inherently crooks, but in general they have the means to influence policy and their general slant is counter productive and harmful.
There is an excellent talk on TED that completely debunks the hypothesis that "the rich" are job creators. The crux of the argument is that job creation is an expense and is the last resort of any business. In other words, reducing taxes on the wealthy does not spur job creation, but rather increases wealth which is not proportionately distributed into the economy. Consumers are the actual engine of growth. If demand rises then jobs need to be created to handle demand.
The point being, that "the rich" have historically allowed their greed to drive societies to the brink of implosion.
Re: Re: Democrats protected by the political stupidity of Republican Party
"There are plenty of Republicans who believe in evolution, too (although I'm not sure how that's a personal freedom as opposed to a scientific theory.)"
Plenty??? Why not ALL???
Why is that important? Well let's see. Would you vote for anyone who questioned the theory of GRAVITY or ATOMS or any other thoroughly established scientific theory. On the opposition side we always hear, but but but it's only a theory... In science a theory is a hypothesis with soooo much evidence that to not accept it as fact is insane.
How can we expect people that don't accept scientific fact to fix IP issues or any other complex issues?
LoL The public is behind the war on terror. Don't you read the news???
22 year old tackled by a concerned citizen for "suspiciously" running away from a bomb blast in Boston. Anyone who looks Muslim and runs away from a bomb blast has to be a terrorist.
Who else would do such a thing?
The problem with this line of thought is that Congress has to pass any law on term limits.
So we are all hoping that the people who benefit the most from unlimited terms will cut off their source of income and influence. Maybe they will cut their pay too, and limit their health insurance and pensions.
Yeah, and then copyrights will roll back to 10 years.
Oh how I wish this were actually true. If that many 14 year olds were actually so aware of what goes on in Congress, we could be assured that our current representatives won't have their jobs much longer.
“Hoang did not present any testimony, documents, or other evidence supporting her damages allegations of lost income and profits. Neither Hoang nor her agent Joe Kolkowitz—her only two witnesses on damages—offered any testimony about future damages, and neither offered competent testimony on which a reasonable jury could base an award of damages for acting jobs allegedly lost to date.”
Since when does Hollywood require actual proof of loss or damages????
Seems like Ms Hoang should have classified her birthdate as IP and then sued for copyright infringement.