Good point, I wasn't paying enough attention.
I just was thinking about the normal ban on cell phones. Banning just texting is down right retarded.
Because that's a lot harder than it sounds. If a cop pulls you over for "reckless driving" you have a chance to say it wasn't reckless because you're a just that good at driving or a variety of other subjective excuses. This can eat up court time etc.
If they pull you over for talking on a cell phone, all they have to do is testify you were talking on a cell phone. Case closed. Same reason they use radar guns.(Aren't those often required to give speeding tickets nowdays?)
Not saying it's right, but that is certainly why they do it.(along with grandstanding of course)
What about Google ads(or any other tracking mechanism), or when Google buys a company that you used to use instead of Google?
It's not as simple as not using their products, unfortunately.
Whichever is shorter, not longer.
And what YOU seem to be forgetting is copyright is something we, as a society, are offering artists to help society. There is no benfit to society for them getting 70 years or more. They(mostly corporations) are breaking their part of the contract when they ask for continually longer copyright, especially the retroactive ones.
I have not seen anyone suggest that it shouldn't extend a little past death, assuming it's early. Most suggestions I see(That aren't for abolishing it) are along the lines of 10-20 years, or life + 5/10 years, whichever is shorter.
How many employers would pay your spouse/kids even one year after you die? That's what life insurance is for.
Characters were stored on the realms(battle.net) even in diablo 2. This was the "Closed Realm" option. "Open Realms" let you play your character in single player etc, and were trivial to hack, by design.(the file was entirely plain hex values for hp and so forth)
For the most part, the only "hack" on the closed realms was duplicated items.(though to quite an absurd degree at times) There were not many hacks other than a map hack, which wasn't THAT good.