Wasn't his oath ultimately to uphold the constitution of the United States?
You don't have to track political donations just look at how the politicians vote. If you vote for bank bailouts I am going to assume you or someone you know is getting rich off it. If you vote for a hunded billion dollar Air Force fighter contract I wil assume the same.
I always thought it would be interesting to run for office on the platform that during my term I will have a camera on me at all times broadcasted live. Unfortunately I belong to the one class of citizens prohibited from running for political office.
I run Linux on 3 desktops (2 home, 1 work), and I don't have any hardware problems. I also have Linux installed on my work laptop (Dell something or other) and everything works perfectly. I haven't had to give anything up or even work hard at getting any hardware functional. A few years ago, I would have somewhat agreed with your assessment, but not today.
Lots of things are against the law. I am trying to figure out the logic why.
But this is the publisher (owner of copyright) licensing it's copyright for some price they and Apple agreed to.
That's what you get when you allow the monopoly of IP.
You are not allowed to make the deal because you previous agreed not to. You had a contract to do something so if you violate it you are subject to whatever is in the contract.
I'm not an Apple apologist I just don't see a problem with this.
They could price the book at $10,000 if they want I don't have to buy it. If I agree to buy something only to find it cheaper elsewhere doesn't mean I was ripped off.
I can never understand laws like this. In every voluntary trade each side benefits otherwise there would be no trade. If Apple wants to set up deals with publishers to set prices nod the customers agree to pay those prices who is actually the victim? If you don't want to pay the price the seller is asking there is no sale. The only argument I might understand is that since they get a monopoly via copyright they are subject to regulation. But that is just another reason to get rid of IP laws entirely.
I work on CAD systems and when you are creating the drawings it would be nice to have a display as big as a D size print. That is 22" x 34" or 40" diagonal with a high resolution. 4k will get you to over 100 dpi which is pretty good.
I fail to see the victim here. Nobody has to buy an e-book. They can try to fix the price they will sell an e-book at all they want. It requires a buyer to agree to that price for a sale to take place.
You were the one that decided to buy at that price. How is anyone responsible but you? I'll sell you the chair I'm sitting in for $10,000. If you are stupid enough to buy it how is that my fault?
Think of it this way. If you were a cop would you rather spend your day ticketing and arresting peaceful people that dont resist and can afford to pay the fines for violating obscure laws or chasing down dangerous violent thugs that resist and are broke? If you just chase violent thugs and put them in prison pretty soon you are out of a job.