Here's a better idea. Find something better to talk about than television shows. Sure it's fun but this problem existed LONG before Netflix. We don't watch the same shows? I have HBO and you don't? Well shoot now what do we do??
It sounds like the police force wants to create Peaksville, Ohio where they get to be the monster who controls everything that the people do. Careful not to step out of line...or else! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Good_Life_(The_Twilight_Zone)
You are right in that bottled water can be superior to public water sometimes. So if the MPAA made their product superior to the free stuff then money would be made. Seems to me the analogy holds up and is far from moronic.
So are we supposed to ignore the fact that the interview made +15 million online even though, as the article has stated, there were illegal free options available? You complete through convenience and service! If you can't then you lose.
That is some real arrogance there. My thoughts on unconstitutional data collection have not changed just because of one terrible tragedy. To suggest that is saying " I was right and you were wrong " without ever proving you were right. There is zero evidence that anything about this would be different with tons of data collected. Just look at the Boston Marathon bombing. It didn't prevent it, and didn't help track the men responsible after it happend. To use a tragedy as a way to promote an agenda is shameful and way out of line.
I have found though that seeing the latest episode of anything isn't a big deal anymore. We never talk about tv shows at work anymore becuase nobody watches the same shows, in the same way, at the same time. So if i see the "new" season of the walking dead a year later, then so what? I still enjoy it and haven't missed out on anything.
The news isn't being shut off though. All of the sources are still out there but won't be aggregated into one central location. Nothing is stopping people from visitng the spanish news sites one by one to read the news. There is no censorship because no information is being taken away.
A felony! Really?!?! I feel like a felony doesn't mean what it used to mean. When recording a police officer, something perfectly legal in any sane state, ruins your life there is something massivly wrong. Maybe they should focus more on fixing their budgets and not electing corrupt politicians instead of further making a mockery of Illinois.
What's interesting is that what he has described is not at all unusual when dealing with a broadband provider. Everything is by the book and consistent across every provider. Good on this guy for trying to do something about it as there isn't anyone who is okay with this, but instead beaten into submission.