I've been wondering from day one why they haven't been fighting back harder and now it sadly looks like it's going to cost them. Problem is, for too long they trusted German politicians to show some common sense and the fact that these politicians will still be screwed over by the media despite having made sure they got their precious Leistungsschutzecht is only a cold comfort.
Correct. The media's illogical and fact-challenged lobbying for the Leistungsschutzrecht has been an eye-opener to many people wondering what else has been kept from them. Still, the Leistungsschutzrecht came through and the medias campaign against Google is in full swing.
They did so (very late in the game) with the German "Leistungsschutzrecht" and got chastised immediately by everybody and their mom about daring to use their site to start a campaign. Immediately the usual suspects claimed they were abusing their dominant position in the market.
Most of the examples of throttling go back years when bandwidth, in particular mobile broadband was more constrained . Exception being tethering, which hwile i would love to see tethering uncapped, its obvious why its not. Mobile broadband is a shared medium.
So, it totally makes sense to increase speed so people burn through their cap in less then a day?
Always funny to see morons like you trying to argue things that are disproven easily by simply reading. Cuban and Berninger may know stuff but apparently some of this stuff isn't facts. Tough luck, eh?
Remember The Settlers 3 where iron smelters would only produce pigs instead of iron when a copied DVD was detected? Problem of course was that some drives reported copied DVDs even when original DVDs where used, so honest customers were screwed yet again.
Or... I'm fine with the limited amount of data I'm *voluntarily* providing to these services in exchange for their services. And no, that does in NO WAY hold a candle to the indiscriminate spying on everyone done by governments (with far more power over me as a citizen) I cannot opt out of.
Add the secret gardens that Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, ad nauseum are all trying to create for their own benefit, not yours, increases the nausea.
It would help your argument to get your terminology straight. It's *walled* gardens, there's nothing secret about it, most people know what they're getting into and you know what? They do it freely.
This is not the internet I was involved with, all starry-eyed, back in the early 90's.
Noone's stopping you from plugging in you 56k dial-up modem and putting in the AOL CD. Enjoy.