The really, really sad part of all of this? The only thing worth watching on any of those networks are the commercials. If I'm going to skip those, I might as well turn off the TV and read another Terry Pratchett book.
Let's keep in mind the question. It says 'pirated or not fully licensed.' See, to me that includes software that is acquired legally but without a full license. Trial versions, versions for home use, etcetera. Given the question, it is not possible to conclude that any of these people pirate even as often as the report suggests.
Where's that patent guy with the huge, obnoxious sig? Haven't heard from him in a while, and this seems to be precisely his sort of post.
We have both streaming and discs, mostly because a lot of the stuff I want isn't available for streaming, yet. Mostly old shows from BBC and CBC. And yet we still buy discs... from the bargain bin at WalMart.
I'm not seeing your point, here. You're pointing out exactly what Mike already pointed out. That, or your distinctions are so muddled that it just seems that way.
So, remind me again... Who are you that I should even care about your nonsensical statement of nonsense?
So, d-null, what's your percentage in this? According to you and other of your ilk our percentage is that we won't be able to 'steal' anymore, even though what you are really accusing us of is properly called 'infringement.' So obviously anyone with a voice is gaining something from their point of view. What about you? Getting a fat shilling paycheck, again?
The only rights turkey has in my house is the right to be delicious.
Ahh, mudslinging and lies. You, sir, are the reason I despise politics in the first place. You can't stand on the facts, so you make them up for the public. There's a law about THAT, too. Might want to keep that in mind.
Time for the Cone of Shame!
Bog ol' 
You miss out on so money things. Transportation costs, emergent care, etcetera. When you are taken via ambulance, you are taken to the nearest facility. You can request a different one, but they will charge you a transfer fee on top of that.
When you are dealing with a chronic illness that requires immediate care, you do not go to a new doctor, you go to one that knows your history, first. Why? Because they will have a better idea what to check for without spending the first hour and a half trying to get your history faxed and poring over it.
For someone so voluble about the subject you seem to miss out on the nitpicky details.
This question was not asked as it was not pertinent to the study. The study was to measure the effects of SOPA on the DCIs (Digital Content Intermediaries), which is a broad category. You do not ask 'what would you invest in' when you want to know how a new law would impact investments in a specific category. One question in the study was I am uncomfortable investing in business models in which the regulatory framework is ambiguous. I would really recommend you read the whole thing. It's only 28 pages, and quite interesting. Especially the methodology.
Well, yes, this is all about greed. Turn the finger 180 degrees, though, as it is the content middlemen whose greed we're worried about.
I was not represented at this meeting. You like to think that I was, but you cannot name a single group that represents me and was present at this hearing. I am not rich, I am not a technologist, I do not pirate content. Hell, I don't even have a credit card. And by the way? 'endlessly satisfied' may not be smug, when you are satisfied with the frustration of others I believe the term is 'schadenfreude.'
One of the reasons healthcare costs so much in the US is because people do not bargain shop for healthcare here. They pay what the doctor bills them, they don't negotiate prices or go to another doctor.
Pricing is non-negotiable, and often you do not know the price until after you are billed. At that point there can be no negotiation. Even so, it is incredibly difficult to hop from doctor to doctor as you suggest, and would be incredible stupid to do so.
Now, you add Medicare into the mix, and everyone is billed the same. I can look at my medicare summary and see what is being charged, and what medicare allows them to charge. That stays the same from doctor to doctor.
I find a better solution would be for ARIN to relocate all business operations to Canada. And set up a payment processor that is not based in the US.
Child pornography is treated differently than any other offense. This is something you are well aware of. You cannot compare the two without making yourself look greasy in the process. Drop that line of argument, it will not win you the day.
I still don't buy that argument. The registries are supposed to be international. Do you seriously believe anyone, if they'd been informed the US would have jurisdiction over their websites, would have ever bothered with a US based registry? It's little more than the US trying to take yet more control over a medium they have no business with.
Does that mean they should stop writing laws? Perhaps just stop trying? This is the conclusion you seem to suggest, and it just doesn't make sense.
How you come to that conclusion without massive misinterpretation is beyond my understanding. Care to explain to the class where he intimated that we should stop writing laws?