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Whoever said that "1984 wasn't an instruction manual" never understood what happens when capitalism corrodes into over done commercialism. The big guys want control and they're taking it inch by inch everyday. Bend over America because we don't seem to do anything about it.
Because it seems the people making the decisions could care less, pretty much anything they do is not going to affect them in any way. Most are 50+ years of age, and i doubt any of them is a abid droid/iphone user.
    
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post #22 of 45
And Americans are still sitting at home and not doing anything.

You can't really blame anyone but yourself, Mr American.
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The author of the article is right.

If allowed to keep running free in legislation, it will eventually find it's way to a home in law. I'm appalled to know Harry Reid is in on the shebang.

And just targeting Apple?! Come on... I'm sure there are similar products available for Andriod. I don't even own a smart phone but this should be stopped before it gets any fluffier.
    
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Gee, what doesn't the governement want to control
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post #25 of 45
To hell with that
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Bear in mind that the Radio spectrum was and still is a finite resource. Once we fill it, thats it, done, nada, no more unless we can come up with new compression or go beyond 300GHz or below 17 KHz (for the astute of you, that would be going into the audio range, super longwave)

But APPS? really? This is crap. Storage space for all sorts of digital garbage can be had for cheap. It is not a finite resource.

The source is trying to compare apples to oranges here, the radio spectrum is finite, digital media to an extent, is not.

I am an amateur extra class ham operator (that is the highest license level of three) and I work in a commercial broadcast station as an engineer. So believe me, I know how this works.
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post #27 of 45
Some of you guys are getting overly political and I wouldn't be surprised by this thread being locked. just wait for it .

In another note in general governments shouldn't have something to do with internet it's a world wide thing not country specific.
Edited by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin - 3/24/11 at 7:55pm
    
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post #28 of 45
Actually, google already caves to copyright stuff to keep content within certain countries.

ie. Hell's Kitchen UK, random eps are deleted
ie. Good Eats can't be shown in Canada.

I hate theses companies for complaining.
I am disappointed in Google for caving.

But to me, at least this is a possible step that won't aid criminals and those who drink and drive. It's like making military spec equipment illegal to the civilian.
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post #29 of 45
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Originally Posted by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin View Post
Some of you guys are getting overly political and I wouldn't be surprised by this thread being locked. just wait for it .

In another note in general governments should have something to do with internet it's a world wide thing not country specific.
Yeah, the thread will probably be locked which is sad because members aren't flaming each other and are having a relatively civil conversation. :/
post #30 of 45
This is a bunch of malarkey.

First of all, these senators asked for the apps to be removed, they aren't trying to force the issue. Anyone can, and often times do, ask a company to stop a given practice or pull a given product. That does not mean the company has to comply. If they try and pass some legislation making such apps illegal then we talk.

As far as the whole radio thing, if you have a bunch of people trying to broadcast on the same band you are going to get interference. Imagine you want to watch your favorite TV show but all of a sudden it gets all fuzzy and you start hearing the soundtrack to a different program b/c some other person down the street powered up his 5watt radio and is screwing up your signal. You would be pissed. Radio and TV NEEDED to be regulated.

Every human on the planet could host a website and you wouldn't have interference or other such quality of signal issues. His analogy is so off its obvious he is trying to push an agenda. Look at the Net Neutrality language he uses, to him its just more government regulation. Personally I think we should stay away from a government enforced net neutrality framework for now, but if the ISP's start trying to use their position to put pressure on their competitors then the government sure as heck needs to step in.

A bunch of nonsense this is.
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