It is no different than shutting down local auto shops for repairing cars with non-oem equipment. Chevy does not endorse some Asian company making alternators and selling them via NAPA, or Pep-Boys, but it is not illegal in any way shape or form... Yet.
What are our options when GENUINE parts are NOT available?
If they say "Time to buy a new car", OK. I'll buy a Ford.
White List/Black List... Great idea. Has anyone thought about how this strategy will be implemented?
I bought my mother a caller ID box that has a whitelist. If the number's not on it the ring signal doesn't get through to the main phone. The answering machine will still answer after so many rings: I put that in front of the ID unit with it's ringer turned off.
Would a typical driver's insurance policy cover someone who is out delivering packages for a big company?
Excellent point. My auto insurance was modified years ago to specify no coverage if my vehicle was used commercially. I see broad interpretations in that language.
Do individual states have separate licensing requirements for drivers of delivery services and would those requirements apply to these one-off delivery arrangements?
Unless the vehicle(s) already require a commercial driver's license I have never heard of any licensing requirement for delivery services, other than the standard business license.
If you've ever seen a car or small truck that displayed a USDOT number: it means that company owns at least one vehicle that requires a commmercial driver's license. USDOT requires that number be displayed on all vehicles, including those that don't require CDL.
"As someone who has spent a similar amount of money on League of Legends (a similarly-structured business model), you forgot one important detail: access to WoT and LoL is completely free, and in most cases paying for things is either convenience or cosmetics and not a power advantage."
Another example are the online offerings by the UPJERS folks. All are free to play, though one may find it to their advantage to buy some of the bonus offerings. Registration required, but it's painless. (Techdirt's registration was more involved.) Supposedly over fifty million players so they might be considered an MMO. I don't think they have a city sim, but if you remember Rollercoaster Tycoon you might want to look at My Fantastic Park.
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