The government asking a few companies to implement backdoors in the devices they make and sell will not change the fact that just about anyone can build a fully encrypted device and have fully encrypted conversations using said device. That is the world we live in. The conversation between Silicon Valley fighting for the fourth ammendment and the government fighting for backdoors is a waste of time in the world we live in today.
====== Even with 5,100 hours of flight time being logged, the eyes in the sky contributed to only 2,300 apprehensions.... An apprehension for every half-hour of flight time is a pretty good ratio ======
Except, that works out to one apprehension for every two hours of flight, or about 24,000 USD per apprehension.
He's right in a sense. You "purchase" not a CD but a permission to use the CD. The real question is: How much resources should be expended by law enforcement to find and punish people who trespass said "bought permission"? Given the permission being sold, I say not much.
It's more like the clothing store saying: I don't sell socks, I sell permissions to use socks. If you plan to use your socks with shoes that's a whole other permission. That permission is sold separately.