Software is like sex: it's better when it's free - Linus
Linus torvalds was a visionary in this regard and Android OS right adopted Linux on that basis.
What is that analogy?
Having a name as iRobot and creating a destructive robot is clearly threading on a path away from the three laws of robotics that we know about.
You have a good summary of the situation. I wonder when the people in power (US, UN and Rest of World) will take action on this issue. Israel's action on flotiila is to harass the peace activists trying to help Gaza.
The Gaza strip blockade seems in-humanitarian.
This is quite true. I wonder why Google wanted to meddle with usenet. But I think, they still are in position that, if they want to rewamp it for good, they can do it. After they will get money through advertisements which will be aplenty in usenet.
Why not 42?
Practically Speaking, I would like to see the implications of this change of law in society. With respective of creative arts, many are not aware of what is legal and what is illegal. Seriously.
Many think, pirated DVDs are of poor quality and if you get high quality pirated DVDsit is worth their money to buy it. Legalese does not come into picture at all.
Majority of Indian's being aware of copyright laws one of one of best things to happen to country.
This change is definitely a fine piece of work.
The power to destroy a planet is insignificant when compared to the power of the Force. - Darth Vader