TFA didn't say if that option had been explored.
If the thief wasn't threatening him with violence, he could probably solve his problem by keeping his phone in a zipped pocket when he's not using it.
Also, ok, I know this isn't the best decision, but she's been wanting to play left-for-dead, and I can only say no so many times, so I say if her grades keep up, then ok. And similar to you, I'll tell her mom "they're zombies, so it's ok".
When I used Labview, it would get so messy and stringy that at some point I'd just say 'fuck it' and wrap up everything in a module (I forget what it's called). A nice looking little box with a few inputs and outputs that hides the horrible mess I'd made. Good for me, torture for anyone who used it after me. No one else could know what it was doing in there. A few years after I finished at that lab I saw that they were still using the Labview code I wrote. So yeah, I feel a bit bad.
Although, I guess I could wrap that up into your problem #3. Maybe it shouldn't have allowed me to pull such dirty tricks.
Having said that, I'm still glad my new phone goes 2 days and still has > 20%. I just want my week-long charge back.
the US didn't recognize other country's IP until it became one of the countries that could profit from IP. IP isn't some universal law inherent to humanity, it's a social construct that's good for "advanced" countries. When the US didn't fit that category, they were happy to use Europe's inventions with no compensation.
Now, I'm not saying that IP is totally bad or useless, but there's no moral or legal reason why Antigua shouldn't go this route.