And how much to replace multi-thousand-dollar specialized peripherals, such as CNC mills, that have no Windows 10 driver?
Stop with this stupid argument! Why ids your multi-thousand dollar specialized peripheral not firewall away from the internet? Oh, it is? Then stop whining and just keep using XP. It has to be, because of some weird edge case? Then realize you are an edge case, and it pretty much always sucks to be an edge case. Either way, I'm tired for that rubbish argument.
Why use OpenOffice when Google docs does everything the average person uses an office suite for.
The web version of QuickBooks works just fine under Linux. And most people don't use accounting software unless they own a business anyhow.
Let's say I own a corporation. Said corporation has an income of $1,000,000. However, between research and development costs, manufacturing, and other overhead, my expenses are $900,000. If you tax my corporation's income at 25% (without being able to deduct any expenses) I'm $150,000 in the red after taxes, despite running a fairly successful business.
But seriously, "that specific industry" has no "special constitutional treatment." See Freedom of the press in the United States. All rights are inherent to individuals and when individuals organize, as in the formation of the LA Times, these rights are not lost. As such, it appears that the LA Times has rights, but these are simply the rights of the individuals it is composed of. Furthermore, the Constitution does not place limits upon citizens, it places limits on the government.
So, while we are clearly in agreement that an impartial fourth estate is essential to a healthy society, I still find your insistence that the Constitution mandates impartiality from the press laughable.
... they are shirking their Constitutionally specified duty, despite the legal privileges they enjoy in furtherance of that obligation.
What?!? I don't know which constitution you're referring to, but the Constitution of the United States of America certainly doesn't specify duties or obligations for citizens.
While I would agree that this kind of behavior is undesirable, to imply that it is unconstitutional is laughable.
Instead they have chosen the path of a thousand papercuts. Every so often them try to screw those still on unlimited plans, and every time it causes some sort of PR headache.
It's also worth noting that these requests are not coming from the content owners, they are coming from people that the content is "about"
Not to mention, they will need a warrant force entry and seize the phone. Combined with the fact that they will probably only be able charge the perp with possession stolen property, it the whole exercise a rather expensive proposition.