If Xiaomi is growing like crazy it means they are doing at least a decent job in building products customers want. The most important and yet ignored question is: would Xiaomi go beyond its infancy if it was opened in the US in 2010? The answer is most obviously no. So where is the progress the patent system is promoting?
Supposing everybody is in the initiative at some point wouldn't it be the exact same as wither having a patent pool anybody can dip in or no patents at all? If the companies are seeking such solutions then the patent system is useless at best and harmful at worst. I'd go with the worst nowadays.
I'd be ok with them ignoring the trend and choosing to die like Kodak if it wasn't for the fact that they are usually entrenched with Internet companies and a whole lot of lobbying for bad laws that keep their life-support on. At the expense of everybody else.
I could get programing, free, I just don't want it.
It's mostly not worth it. When you do want to watch something it's usually in a time you aren't home or you need to sleep and if you want the option to record it and watch later you have to pay a premium for it. Netflix on the other hand delivers content whenever you want and that's a huge benefit. Not to mention they are producing and offering quality stuff even if the MAFIAA is trying hard to prevent them from having their content.
I also stopped going to the cinema (noisy, crowded, bad popcorn) but we (me and my girl) were wondering how awesome would it be to watch a movie that was in the cinema at home. I mean give money they wouldn't be earning otherwise. But then again we can't. And I don't really care enough to go pirate these days.
Well, I was in that legal+infringing part for a good while till the MAFIAA pissed me off enough so I'd simply go without. Netflix sort of brought me back in the middle and I occasionally spend money on games (specially when Humble Bundle lets me buy games I want but I despise the company, such as Warner or EA, and lets me give all money to charity or to the HB team). Many of the people I know are in that middle class too.
One particularly nice thing is that the older people (ie: my parents) usually buy into the arguments of the MAFIAA. But once I started showing them this middle field they became more 'piratey' and were able to see that the MAFIAA isn't the saint they thought they were. You know, preaching with facts. I've proudly converted quite a few people ;)
Keep proving me right, despicable piece of tyrant.
Twist all you want but you only avoid prison if you have already been sentenced. Dotcom hasn't. He's exercising his right to defend himself and prove the accusations are false. Which makes your 'fugitive' ramblings simply hilarious. I'm astonished you are so blinded by your hatred for the guy that you are willing to throw everything else under the bus. It's because we have a whole loot of people like you that a balanced justice system is imperative. You are lynching the criminal before even knowing if he really committed the crimes he was accused of. But in any moment here I've seen you talking about the continued abuse of due process by the US. The NZ courts even considered the raid against Dotcom's home abusive. So tonne down and stop being a little asshole that believes everything revolves around your bellybutton.
Actually, his businesses were based all over the place, including Hong Kong and other tax havens.
He offered services globally, based in NZ. Isn't that funny in this connected, globalized world? I've bought services from American, Turkish and other companies and yet if they are prosecuted here the best that can be done is to block access to those company. It has happened here to Facebook before they had a business here and, guess what, Zuckeberg wasn't extradited and tried here. Sovereignty. Go read about it, moron.
He can't leave NZ, because they would revoke his visa in a second if they got the chance (you know, the visa obtained apparently with lies and potentially bribes).
He can leave. And actually become a fugitive. But he believes the accusations are false so he is fighting them through perfectly legal means. As for the rest of your accusations (the visa being issued by bribery and so), did you take them out of your ass or do you have evidence and a judicial decision saying he actually did it? I won't hold my breath.
Most of his victories are reversed later on.
A few of his victories you mean. The US suffered reversals too. So your point?
See, this is where you need to get back to the shrink's office for medication. I have no overlords.
So you are delusional like that without money involved. Wow.
Yeah, it really sucks that I think a criminal should be treated as one.
Where are the convictions? Where is the irrefutable evidence? Unless you have all of those he is not guilty and you are acting as a little totalitarian piece of shit. Sucks indeed that there are people like you in this world. And you make use of the same rights you want to deny others because.. reasons. In a second thought you may even be a pleasant person to be with, I've known people like that. Doesn't make them less despicable.
The videos should be automatically encrypted and uploaded to a server upon reconnection at the Pd or something. Read only at all times after the initial recording is made even when encryption is raised unless the system has copies at other places which would allow it to be deleted from the body cam.