It's fascinating to me that this mischaracterization of the meaning of "steal" has hung around for as long as it has.
IS it a mischaractarization, really? I mean, look we're talking about something that in the physical world has a very specific meaning, AND a very specific set of psychological and physical effects that fail to be present when something is digitally copied . I doubt, for example, that you'd have the same sort of horror if someone copied your laptop, and walked away with it, than you would if they actually just outright stole it. I realize I am not the best at articulating my thoughts, so if I am unclear as to what I am tying to say, say so.
This isn't Apple's ridiculous refusal to decrypt data when the owner of the phone had consented.
Wait, I thought it wasn't an outright refusal, but an appeal (not the same thing), and that they had been willing to cooperate until a certain point, namely the way the FBI wanted to handle the decryption...? I'm so lost now.
particularly in the mainstream entertainment industry â" is indeed biased against the "little guys," and Google's YouTube must obey the laws as written.
Um... OK, so
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