In the Aereo case, it's actually worse than that: The broadcasters were paid by the advertisers for the content. That's the whole profit basis of broadcast TV. So what are they really complaining about? That Aereo didn't pay them again!
"We must be paid every time you download. Every time you play the media. Every time you get a new machine. Every time you move to a new home. Every time you hum a note, we must be paid! We must be paid again and again and again and again and again...!!!"
"The government is rarely in position to observe these early signals, so we need to do more to help communities understand the warning signs, and then work together to intervene before an incident can occur."
Is it just me, or does this sound like a complaint?
The government has written an exception for everything; in secret laws. In effect, despite what they say, there is no public law anymore.
Between the exceptions that allow rich people to escape jail "because they won't do well there" (poor dears); the laws that companies ignore while government enforce[less]ers wink and look the other way; and the laws that the government passed but says it doesn't have to follow because, "Oh, we had our fingers crossed..."
...Well, it's only us peons who have to follow laws these days; and good luck figuring out what the laws are.
BTW, I expected this: When the court ordered the government to take Rahinah Ibrahim off the no fly list, I knew that somehow they would ensure that she still could not fly. It's like sparring with a shadow; even if she should overcome this new list, there'll just be another and another and another. She can spend all the rest of her life on this, but she'll never fly here again.
"In other words, when NSA encounters encryption it can't crack, it's allowed to – and apparently does – vacuum up all that scrambled traffic and store it indefinitely, in hopes of finding a way to break into it [...]"
...because having unbreakable encryption is proof you have something to hide, right? And we all know having something to hide proves you are a criminal, right?
As we've seen, Apple and Microsoft are patent trolls as well. The problem as they see it, is to prevent the "parasitical trolls", as they might call them, from suing; while reserving for themselves the right to troll at will for purposes of monopolization.
It's a huge problem with law in the United States: the idea that everyone is subject to the same law. If only it were possible for Apple/Microsoft to be under one set of laws and the parasitical trolls to be under another, the latter would have been out of business years ago.