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Sony Put Video Service on Hold Due to Comcast Data Caps

dwight_hubbard Caps are OK only where they don't have a franchise (348 comments)

These caps are super anti-competive in areas where companies like Comcast have exclusive franchise agreements that prevent other companies from offering uncapped high speed cable based internet. Sounds like a good reason to quit bitching to the FCC and start complaining about the uncompetitive behavior to the cable franchise boards instead...

more than 2 years ago

Will Capped Data Plans Kill the Cloud?

dwight_hubbard The real issue is how the traffic is counted (530 comments)

Really, the problem isn't so much the caps as we are letting the ISPs not count the traffic for the other services they offer as part of their cap.

Do you really think companies like comcast would be so gung ho to enforce caps if we made them count their traffic for the digital tv and phone services as part of the user's internet quota...

more than 3 years ago

Google Serves a Cease and Desist On Android Modder

dwight_hubbard Re:Lawyers against dev community == bad idea (336 comments)

Sure they needed to enforce their copyright, but they didn't have to send their flying monkey lawyer minions after a high profile community developer.

They could have worked with the developer community on a workable compromise that wouldn't interfere with the mod-rom community but would allow users to use their existing licensed software.

The real issue is they didn't try to work with the community for a win-win solution instead they did the evil thing and went for a solution that benefits google to the detriment of their users and developers.

more than 5 years ago

Google Serves a Cease and Desist On Android Modder

dwight_hubbard Maemo opportunity?? (336 comments)

This begs the question, could a functional Maemo rom be made for the G1 as an alternative to Cyanogen??

more than 5 years ago

Google Serves a Cease and Desist On Android Modder

dwight_hubbard Lawyers against dev community == bad idea (336 comments)

Bottom line most developers are going to care less about why google is sending lawyers after their community than the fact that they may have to deal with that crap if they develop for Android. Since there are groups producing similar mods to Windows Mobile firmwre, this Cease and Desist has the potential to make the open source mod community around android less vibrant than the community around the Microsoft's closed source OS. Which is a real shame.

If Google doesn't do some rapid damage control they're liable to find their development community moving over to other Open Source phone OSes that don't send lawyers after their development community.

more than 5 years ago

RIAA Now Filing Suits Against Consumers Who Rip CDs

dwight_hubbard Hmm, but my CD player copies the music too... (403 comments)

I got to wonder if making an unauthorized copy is illegal than listening to the CD would be illegal since the CD player makes a copy of the music from the CD into an internal memory buffer.

more than 7 years ago


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