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Yes, Apple is free to do what they wish with their store, and we are free not to pay for their overpriced and overhyped products when saddled in this manner.
Don't bother replying Apple fanbois, I'm not interested. It's just another corporation acting in its own best interest.
What's next, a seven-bladed razor?
Maybe you should suggest that to this guy.
What I dont get is why your son needs to be rewarded for you working in the first place. Outside of world leaders & royalty, no other profession gets a free pass for their children. Are the children of copyright owners incapable of working like everyone else has to?
Not that I totally disagree with you, but inheritance basically works the same way. There is a principled argument that inheritance should be capped because it encourages sloth among the children of the wealthy. The counter argument is that the wealthy will not work as hard to produce during their lifetimes if they are not able to leave their estates to their children upon death.
Also, I don't know where this vitriol against the term intellectual property comes from. The first thing any IP lawyer learns is that IP is not property per se. IP is just an umbrella term to encompass copyright, trademark, and patents, which have certain attributes akin to property but important distinctions that separate them from traditional property. The term intellectual property may be a relatively recent creation, but most of the legal doctrines are not. The problems most IP opponents have are with the developing doctrine, I don't see why they waste breath on attacking the term itself. Calling it propaganda strikes me as a bit over the top.
This is actually good advice. I've found that the flash plugin with firefox can go ape-shit and destroy performance (even if you close the tab) until you kill firefox to kill it.
Yeah, I have noticed this same problem ever since I upgraded to version 3. Too bad I don't know enough to do anything about it. Blocking flash isn't an option for me, I'm addicted to random mindless flash games.