It ISN'T income from outside the state. It is a transaction occurring IN the state that is exempt from taxation because of an incentive loophole that is no longer needed, and that is now harmful.
Sales tax should be collected on EVERY transaction, based on where the transaction occurs, not the physical presence of the retailer. Online transactions occur at the location of the purchaser, so tax should be paid at the purchaser's location. On EVERY transaction. The "if we don't give them a tax incentive, online purchases will never become real" honeymoon is OVER -- now it's just a cheat, and it's time to close the loophole.
Again: proof. Amending a EULA to say you MAY do something doesn't mean you DO do it. Show me a statement from Apple that says that they DO collect such data. This article leaps to that conclusion. I've written clauses into EULAs that reserved a fair number of rights that were never executed, or not execulted to the full extent the license permits.
Where's the source quote? Somebody saying Apple said something doesn't mean squat to me.
Not a single one of these indicated in any way that data was sent back to Apple, or that the location of the device -- rather than that of the hotspots and cell towers it taled to -- were recorded.
Um, no. Since Apple only (a) captures cell-tower info and (b) never takes it off a device you own.
Prove that Master's programs have any impact on improving education first (as opposed to improving teacher wages).
It already does.
That's a pretty silly perspective on it - would you hold that source code and an executable program hold the same information, except that one has been made better by a compiler so is worth more?!
Sheet music and recordings serve far different purposes. Similarly, your block of wood is worth far more than a table to someone who wants to build a bookshelf.
That sloganeering makes no sense at all. In service to owners of earlier works, perhaps -- which includes their actual authors, in many cases -- but I get to experience the use proceeds of my own work, rather than getting compensated only for the time I spend creating it as a day-laborer.
Wouldn't you like to go back to the days when there wasn't?! You'd be in service to royalty, of course...
It's not your culture, any more than the subway you pay to ride is your subway, or the sidewalks you walk on are your sidewalks.
You seem to be unable to differentiate between creation and labor.
And medical equipment does not permit you to practice medicine by itself, either -- so does that mean an autoclave and a saucepan should cost the same?
What are we to do? Shame copyright infringers, loudly, vehemently, and publicly.