in fact, if there was enough comeption for someone to make that ad, we wouldn't be in this position in the first place. The only reason ISPs are getting away with this is they bought up all the competition and developed monopolies and duopolies in the broadband market.
Oh, and of course the big one, that even though i only drive my car 10% of the time, its the same 10% of the time everyone else commutes. I dont think in general the number of the cars needed will go down, and that bites into one of the big problems the ride sharing economy is supposed to solve.
I think you are failing my point. Ive done the uber thing when my car was out of commission. It costs way more then the cost of car ownership. And general economics of scale mean a lot of general driving conditions can't support an Uber economy. Even when Driverless Uber brings that cost down, you still have rural areas that couldn't support a big enough fleet of ubers, and the large number of people who travel for a living and cant just rent a car each leg of the trip, because they are going 500 miles tonight, and thats gonna screw up general distribution of the uber cars and rise the cost greatly.
Why aren't you renting everything? because the cost of renting is more then the cost of ownership (Uber vs my prius, static cost of ownership goods like dishes, low cost goods like some lawnmowers), or the renting economy doesn't provide convience for your situation (going out to the store to rent dishes for every meal seems like a time waster, my driving habits versus general economics for ride sharing) The fact that my arguments can be used for any sort of sharing economy doesn't discount them, I'd say it enhances them.
Yeah, two things, one thats the first time ive heard that claim, including the linked original annoucement, so no wonder this doesn't show up in discussion.
Two, he did not upload any infringing content. He had links, to torrents, that may have themselves been infringing. That is still secondary copyright infringement. And there remains a question as to why the supposed ignoring of DMCA notices is a big thing. The DMCA does not require the Delisting of links no matter what google started doing. Everything ive heard, and why everyone compares this to Megaupload, is that their case hinges on the ignoring of DMCA notices, not the upload of content.
cda 230 specificly exempts Intellectual property disputes. For Copyright, a similar, but less effective safe harbor was established in the DMCA. One of the key assertions in the lawsuit is that KAT ignored the DMCA. Of course, not hosting any content, there was nothing to remove, and given no law actually requires the delisting of links they shouldn't be charged, but DHS is fucked up that way.
If you think people wont want a car when the self driving uber future comes, you clearly have no concept of anything besides in-city urban, or lightly suburban, driving. i drive long distances, I drive in rural areas, I don't have the cash to afford an uber every commute. I spend about $20/biweekly on gas. That's one uber one way to work. Of 20 I do biweekly, not to mention going to the store, the movies, ect. uber costs me a minimum of $300 just for work. plus all the other stuff i do, plus the time cost of waiting for my ride, I easily pass $400. Whereas I budget $300 total for car, gas, insurance, and maintenance. even if driver-less uber possibly undercuts me, there is quite the necessary convenience factor to owning a car, esp. in rural areas, or people who travel distances too short to efficiently fly, you know, 3-5 hour drives. Or road show people. Or one of several other situations where car travel is the best travel and yet rented cars are no where near as efficient as just owning a car.
Re: It's like paper, it's a medium not the content
Blizzard has actual servers, but torrenting is such an efficient way of distributing file data that they use (or at least used to use) the torrent protocol to distribute their games and patches. D&D online uses torrents as well. Just because you don't use BitTorrent to download it doesn't mean on the back-end they aren't using the torrent protocol.