That is how it works in New Zealand as well. A friend of mine however, decided he could not possibly have been over the limit after his evidential test, and when his case came up, he pleaded not guilty and asked for the machine's maintenance records.
These records were apparently unavailable and the case was dropped.
No word on whether the records were ever found or if the machine is being maintained properly though.
Apple have a choice.
They can choose to do business in China, and play by China's rules, or they can choose not to.
They have chosen to take the option that makes them the most money which is basic capitalism.
The really concerning thing is not that China is a totalitarian state, but that Western capitalism enables them.
You beat me to the punch.
I'm old enough to remember that time the US government sold weapons to Iran to pay death squads in Central America to murder people.
Why wouldn't they? Its not like there are any consequences if they get caught.
The proposals in the article are so weirdly complicated and unnecessary.
The entire world has solved this problem and America could easily have a look at what works well and what doesn't, adopt the bits that work best and provide proper, nationalised healthcare to all Americans and save a huge amount of money.
But you will carry on bankrupting people when they get sick because the corporations that profit from that want to keep profiting.
Which is why I hope this case succeeds and is appealed to the Supreme Court, who uphold it. IP law has turned into something big companies use to squash potential competitors and if the music business starts to feel some of that pain, maybe there will be some change. Probably not though.