While I do sympathize with the losses to any time of extremism (religious in this case), the ones that are filling these cases sound like they are just trying to exploit the loss to get some easy money. At least if you ask for a billion dollars you are just full of bullshit.
I think you misunderstand the problem here. If I understand it correctly, you are talking about bad regulation that truly impacts the ability of the market to develop. In those cases you may be somewhat right but even then you are ignoring the fact that this leads to the real issue: monopoly.
Infra-structure services inherently lead to monopolies or at most a few very powerful players dominating the market. What the regulators tried to do was to limit how these providers can (and do) abuse their natural monopolies by setting up net neutrality rules. Sure the bigger players will be able to deal with the garbage that was produced and called net neutrality rules but what about the small player? And this will inevitably lead to more monopoly, this time by the services favored by their own deep pockets (read Facebooks of the life) further locking us in our 'enjoyment'.
I'd love to see some legislature with enough balls to tell them: we will take the risk because if you can't deliver the next gen then you aren't fit to be doing business and there are plenty of people willing to take your place.
I have yet to see a service where the stuff you posted yourself cannot be deleted unless it is reported and identified as something criminal upon careful examination. So if you post stupidity you will have to actually go forth and apologize instead of trying to hide it. Should be interesting.
No it does not. The paper back then already took that into account and laid examples where worse punishment or more stringent laws were deployed before any easy, affordable streaming option was around and it was clear that the bump caused in piracy was both relatively small and very short lived.
You are the one that keeps ignoring the facts consistently since ever.
I assume he is stopped by clueless customs officers all the time because of it. But it gave me an idea: why don't we all write on our facebooks accounts we are terrorists? I mean, why not play with the collective tiny brains of these people?
These people are feeling so entitled to the money that they must genuinely think it's a horrible crime not to sheeplish accept their control and just pay your limbs for their crap. But since it would be too damn expensive to maintain such a system they just go after some pople that can't properly defend themselves (single moms, grandmas and printers) to set examples and precedents to scare people. They think they've been succeeding for a while but the reality is they are failing miserably and the only thing sustaining them is the system that allows them to extract as much money as possible from artists by maintaining them under their control.