I say please to Echo all the time, and it has no noticeable issues when I do. Actually, I think the Echo is rude, because I also thank her, and she never says "You're Welcome". Unless I say her trigger phrase again before thanking her.
This is not to say that I don't agree it is a good idea, but...
Search and seizure protections are much like free speech protections. The fact is that in both cases, the Bill of Rights only protect us from Government action; Government interference with speech, Government search and seizure. Cops work for our local governments. Retail workers work for a private company which is not bound by the Bill of Rights.
That being said, when I was in the Navy, back in the '80s, they did drug testing.
In a statement, the No. 3 U.S. carrier by subscribers said its customers “love having free streaming video that never hits their data bucket” and like “both the quality of their video experience and the complete control they have.”
How about dropping Caps? Then we would not have to worry either way. I am currently an Unlimited Data customer of T-Mobile (and they turned on Binge-On for me, like everyone else), have been since they first offered it in 2008 or so. Why should we have them, they are not necessary.
The downside, as always is that their pulpit is bigger than yours. The folks who would only hear their side, because it is in mainstream media, but not yours, because they don't do their own research.
Reminds me of the end of the movie American President (paraphrased)...
...We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you [INSERT POLITICIAN HERE] is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections...
Ink cartridges are a physical good. Accessing the software to make changes violates copyright... At least according to the companies doing this sort of thing. Firmware in cars, tractors, etc are going through this battle right now.
A lot of the time, we have seen judges in these cases come back with a single decision. as you mentioned, the judge could have stopped with: "You have no right to Copyright".
Instead, they went deeper in the analysis, not ducking the the remaining items, saying: even if you could have copyright, you would still be wrong. even if you weren't wrong about fair use, you have no basis for saying they cost you sales, etc.
A good job. How do we get guys like this to run for something?
Less understandable is HBO going after non-pirate fans, such as a GoT viewing party at a local Bronx watering hole. HBO recently sent a cease and desist letter to the owners of Videology bar in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, asking them to stop their Game of Thrones weekly viewing parties.
Not that it matters from a story point of view, but Williamsburg is in Brooklyn, not the Bronx. As it says in the quoted section of the article...