it will not get better. As long as conduit and content are controlled by the same entity, there is only a reason to fight for the status quo.
If we ever got to the point that broadband was considered and handled as a utility service - and content over that utility service was handled by content providers - then these issues would become irrelevant.
Thank God the electric company doesn't "rent" us all the electrical devices in our homes or control which brands we can buy...
As every 100KB book lent out will have 1.21GB of "DRM" and other protective code on it to prevent it being copied/shared again; and built-in delete code to remove it from the device at the end of the 24-hour lending period; and code to detect when/where it is read and by whom...
... everyone ever quoted in the NY Times is immediately owed $2.70 for each word of their quote. After all, if it isn't fair use to quote the times, then it isn't fair use for the times to quote others.
Where do all the millions they give to politicians come from? Sales? Well, then seems to me that the authors are the ones getting screwed first here.
All the "middlemen" are the same - giving all creators as little as possible (nothing is the preferred amount), giving themselves incredible salaries, and buying off politicians to screw the public with more draconian laws.
"Collection" (s/b "shakedown") Societies are supposed to exist to ensure that creators are paid - so it should be illegal for them to spend anything on lobbying - they get an operational budget - and the rest must go to the artists.
Until the Authors/Artists/Creators start demanding that the publishers start paying THEM instead of POLITICIANS nothing will change.
Hmm... I seem to be dreaming. Time to wake up and go to work.
if google *doesn't* take down an infringing URL- they will get sued. if google *does* take down a legitimate URL from a bogus DMCA request - they will get sued. if google does *nothing* asked - they will get sued. if google does *everything* asked - they will get sued.
Since they can't do the *magic* process of taking down only the "bad" ones...
It really looks like Google needs to change the rules. The only way to force that may be to take down CBS, NBC, *AA sites. Yes, they will get sued for doing so - but it may be the rule-changer that is needed.