... and sad. Somewhere in Kuwait it's altogether possible there's a 16y/o girl in a cell being beaten up for posting her opinions on Twitter under the handle @Pharaohoe.
I know "an eye for an eye" makes the whole world blind, but @old_gaes needs to realize that the internet cuts both ways, and that anyone is at risk of being outed. Also that somewhere on this planet there is a fat, bald, stinking drunk grease-stained old fart who will never be the man his mother was.
The only reason I can think of why Sony did this is that some genius there thought that PS3s with alternate O/S's put them in competition with their own PC/Vaio products. But since they quit that business in Feb 2014, you can't really accuse them of forward thinking.
And now, anyone in the market for a console and considering Sony as an option will be able to note this ill-will towards the company and decide accordingly.
"...we all know that the capitalists are greedy and evil as fuck..."
"People are greedy, evil, and sick bastards"
"Human have always had some detestable desire to control other humans"
Sorry, but I have to challenge viewpoints so general and bleak and so wrong as these. I'm a person, a capitalist with social tendencies, and I resent your depicting me so. Humanity is so much better than you describe.
Your photograph analogy only works so far. Patients are guaranteed access to their health information -- including their genetic data -- under HIPAA.
So in terms of your analogy, subjects are allowed under law to view a photograph of them. Copyright has nothing to do with this. Under European law, this would come under data protection, where people are guaranteed access to their own data.
"And, just like that, any protections UK citizens might have gained from the 2000 version of RIPA were waved away in the interest of bulk collection convenience."
This statement brought a sad, ironic smile to my face. Let's not forget that RIPA itself is an incredibly invasive and intrusive law, and that the UK came a hair's breadth to having RIPA 2 foisted upon it...