My reaction to this ruling was to breathe a sigh of relief, because the likely consequence to an Aereo victory was the continued erosion of original content on OTA. That business model is hard enough to maintain as is with ad revenue.
Just like all the content companies were going to stop putting anything on the air without mandatory enforcement of the broadcast flag, right?
Steam is not the only way to get games on your PC.
Amazon is not the only way to get books onto your Kindle (according to my brief research... I don't use a Kindle myself)
Apple AppStore is the only way to get apps on your iPhone without jailbreaking (not required for any of the things listed above)
If I had easy access to three button mice, I'd buy them.
Along the same lines of not integrating online and brick-and-mortar, I hate that most stores don't have a good way to access in-store inventory online. If I'm visiting Sears' website, it's generally not because I want to order something online from Sears, and even less likely that I want to buy from another seller on Sears' copy-cat Amazon marketplace. It's because I want something now and I want to find out if the store has it. As far as I can tell, that's pretty much impossible with most stores other than by going in yourself or taking the time to call every store and find someone in the right department who can tell you whether they have the sort of item you're looking for.
If only the Supreme Court agreed with you (and the Constitution...)
I believe it's GAN-Lite. Not 100% sure.
Umm, the "fanatical" left is still complaining plenty. Just the mainstream (center-right) Democratic partisans have stopped, because they only care about what party is in power. Please don't confuse the two. (For details, just look at how much the Obama administration derides "professional leftists")
hundreds or thousands
The fixed maximum number will not lead to a deflationary spiral as you think
as each coin is divisible by 99,999,999 , over time as value goes up, less amounts are used, the coins are continually split up.
And what, exactly, do you think deflation is?
It's back up to lifetime protection as of a few months ago.
Any chance you can provide some citations on this? I am honestly curious because this goes against everything I know about public domain, I could not find any references to the concept you refer to (except that Congress can re-copyright expired copyrights), and also no reference to the empire game issue you referred to. About the closest thing I found was RMS stating that there would be an empire game for GNU is his manifesto, but with no indication that it was in response to some lawsuits (and mentioned in parallel with X, lisp, text editors, etc.)