It's Sony's stance on these issues that make me say, "No way", when I looking at cameras in the store. They have some sweet looking, nicely priced cameras, but I just won't buy a piece of gear from a company that is as hostile to users as Sony.
Our DA here in Muskegon is nicknamed "TV Tony". He loves the publicity that flows in child porn cases.
He may have oversteped himself again. In 2009 he had a conviction overturned in a case of a sleazy elected official was caught with some 100,000 collected images burned onto CDs. TV Tony went after him full force, as a producer of kiddie porn, despite the lack of evidence the he in anyway was producing or distributing child porn. It fell on the Michigan Supreme Court to overturn this overly broad interpretation of the law that he was able to sell to the jury.
This fits in with Verizon's recent announcement that it is getting out of the land-line phone business in 14 states and that it has already sold out in 3 other states. Maybe they see the future as entirely wireless.
Verizon just sold it's land lines in 14 states to an outfit called Frontier Communications for 8.6 billion. It's just the future. I'm sure the unions will get screwed by the new owners, so all you haters out there should be happy.