... like copyright did. See here:
"Really strange - the lefts HATRED of brothers promoting freedom with their own money."
It's really strange that you are so uninformed. Both parties are owned and could give less of a shit about you, the fact that you think the Koch brothers are 'promoting freedom' means you are seriously ignorant about politics and history.
... I know 99% of the email I get is easily ignored. It's either bills, something I signed up for or ads from some website I last purchased something telling me something something is on sale.
Say this actually works. We create a brain and start down the long path of "teaching" it just like with new-born humans.
What happens when we detect that the brain is "experiencing pain" (we already know that pain has a detectable neurological basis right?)
What happens when we detect the brain is experiencing depression?
What are our responsibilities then? Is this thing a human, a lab-rat, or a machine?
"If you don't like a product with DRM, don't buy it."
Problem is most people buying products are addicts. Diablo 3 and starcraft 2 are a case in point.
"I hope not"
You are naive.
But the defendant's lawyers have done a great job of beating back the Evil Empire, and in so doing have accomplished an important victory for the vitality of the internet.
I think he meant the people doing everything they can to maximize profits from content.
And trying to 'maximize' the 'minimal' legal authority that exists to support their positions.
And trying to maximize their eroding monopolies.
Have you ever examined the history of why these things came into being? Thomas jefferson never lived in a highly specialized technocratic society, hence the many founders views whom you worship aren't even relevant in a modern economy.
The amount of lies and propaganda in your post is disturbing. You are operating off a false understanding of the world.
Right, I had figured that was who it meant, but I'm not sure I understand how that makes them 'content' maximalists. Is it just a typo like someone else suggested and it should read 'copyright' maximalists instead? If that's not it, then it seems a bit ambiguous. I want as much content as possible to be out there, wouldn't that make me a 'content' maximalist too?
Actually, you're 100% right. I think I was trying to decide between the phrase "content cartel" and "copyright maximalists", so my aging brain settled on "content maximalists". Would you change that to "copyright maximalists" for me, please
Content maximalists? In context it's obviously supposed to refer to Viacom et al, but I'm not sure what that means. They want maximum content? Doesn't quite sound right.
It means the big old school content "gatekeeper" companies, and their trade groups like the MPAA, RIAA, ASCAP, etc., whose economic power is being eroded by digitalization and the internet, and who are fighting back by taking extremist positions in defense of their copyright ownership.
"This should not be rocket surgery for a bunch of card-carrying Slashdot nerds and geeks, unless they've sold their geek cards to emotional rather than logical identity politics and class warfare, and abandoned logic and intellectual honesty"
Anyone who DOESN'T believe in class warefare HAS lost their logic and intellectual honesty. My god, you are one of the historically illiterate people here. People had to fight for social security and the eight hour work day. It wasn't just handed to them by the glorious free market gods you worship.
Not to mention the pro-active monitoring and co-opting of political dissent.
"Corporation gets out of control, "BUY THIS BUY THIS BUY THIS!""
Tell that to blackwater.