So according to John Skipper it goes... Heat?(people heave a heating company now?) Electricity Pay TV Water maybe?
Only the most rich of elite idiots who are disconnected from "normal society" would list "heat" as a household service(not gas and electric) and think Cable is more prevalent then water. no wonder he didn't see Cord cutting coming down the pipe...
It is a damn shame Software was not recognized for what it is...a simple reorganization of math and therefore not patent-able. Software should go under the umbrella of trademark or copyright. That still would potentially cause all sorts of problems(YOUR GUI LOOKS TOO MUCH LIKE MY GUI!) but at least it would potentially stop some of the ridiculous licensing problems we have now.
I work for a Major Police Department and we do random drug screening here, at all levels, and nobody says a peep. last one was actually earlier this month actually. Slight difference is though, that if you are caught you are not instantly fired(depending on which drug) but are suspended and sent to counselling.
This is literally just threats and bluster. CBS is acting as if they don't make money from online content. Which nobody with any business acumen would take seriously. If they were loosing money from online content, they would have pulled their content a long time ago. If they were loosing money and still were chugging along months and months later with the same business model and no changes...then CBS online should pull their content regardless of what the FCC is doing. But they won't, because $$$$$$$$$
This would be less of a issue if "justice" was more likely to be served for people doing white collar crimes. AKA if they really did steal 45 million then they, and anybody who knowingly took money from them, should go to JAIL for DECADES. But because this is a "white collar crime", we are soft on that issue and even if convicted they will likely only less than 8 years.
10 years ago micro-transactions and other DLC didn't exist. Now they rely on selling those items. The old model was to view mods as free word of mouth to sell more copies of your game, but now they view these mods as directly hurting their capability to sell more of their own DLC. They is why they are attacking them and it seems fewer games want to support community driven mods.
Just take everyone's phones away and be done with it. If you are not willing, and hopefully he isn't, to charge horny teens for being who they are, then just take the "tools of crime" or whatever away and have the school bar those kids from having phones again. What else is there to do? Expel 1/3 of the student body?
Funny thing, we DO pay for the service contract! Now we are going back through and resetting all the camera passwords to what we want them to be...except for two of them. Why not two of them? Because apparently 3M set them different than the rest and "forgot" what they were set to! And they are fighting us about resetting the password because it isn't part of the "standard service contract"...yeah our person in charge of the contract is ready to flip their shit and has vowed to never buy another 3M product over this whole thing.
Another fun tidbit PIPS/3M responded to the article from the EFF...and then didn't bother to contact the contractors/agencies with the vulnerable cameras! So while the article about the cameras came out on the 28th, and 3M responded to it...they never bothered to reach out and inform or help in any fashion the agencies that were vulnerable. So our agency didn't get notified of potential issues until the 29th when this article was read online. Thanks for nothing 3M.
I mean how can Apple, or any company, make the claim they "own the software" and we are "only licensing" it? I mean it flat out says that in the EULA right? So then they want to turn around and claim no responsibility and they can't do anything because the user "owns the device wholly"? Sounds like they want their cake and eat it too.
For "young" kids there are from my experience only three main channels to watch. Disney Jr, Nick Jr, and PBS. One of those easily comes over broadcast. Even then Kids SHOULDN'T be watching THAT much TV to begin with. My kid is perfectly happy only watching a few shows a day, or mixing in a movie and a show while GASP playing outside with real toys! Also as kids get into the elementary age the "on demand" TV experience makes even less sense to their technology minds. Nothing else in their lives is forced on them, why should they wait for their favorite shows as well?
As a person looking to help buy a body cam systems. The transcoding issue SHOULD be a non-issue. Any system we have looked at has a built in "export" feature for requests to media. The blurring issue MAY be a thing, because difference systems drastically varied in their feature set. Some offered literally nothing while others were smart enough to do "marking and follow" a face/object. So it could take some good man power to edit a 30 minute video to blur things. That is of course assuming the video isn't out in public where that isn't an issue anyway.