The lie: 0.55% of users with cases that Apple _registers_ av "antenna problems". They might have had tousands of calls which they simply don't count or labels as, I don't know, user errors
"User held the phone in the wrong hand! -> user error, not "antenna problem" since Jobs said "there is no antenna problem"
Tadaa, nice statistics!
You mean the article with the headline "comScore: Apple gained US smartphone market share in December"
Which only talks about US market share, is that the article you are basing your "worldwide" market share data on?
No it's not "done".
There are different legal systems in the world.
Micropayments are different from regular payments. 10% of a small amount is less than 0.30% of a large amount... More SHOCKING mathematical facts soon
I'd say the hypocrisy of RIAA is astounding.
The reason for reducing the copyright times are just because it would enable derivative works. Kind of how Disney took "Cinderella" or other stories in the public domain and made money and new stories out of them.
The hypocrisy comes in when they refuse to ever give stuff back to the public domain.
The people being screwed in this case isn't the heirs to Tolkien it's us. They shouldn't get any money after so many years. They are the true "leeches". That doesn't help or develops our civilization or culture.
Or maybe the RIAA?
2) If in Sweden, vote for the pirate party in the upcoming election
3) I'm out if ideas...
Of course it's good for the society to be able to communicate freely and easily.
Of course it's good for the general welfare that stuff that can be copied without cost is spread to whomever who wants it.
Why? It's so obvious you really shouldn't need any "research".
It might not be good for a very very small percentage (like 0.00001%) of the population (big record company bosses) but I doubt you (even if you a commercial software developer as you claim) are part of that percentage.
Sweden do have a healty TV/film industry. Problably produces as much TV/film per capita as the US or UK, but still it's not a large country and since we can enjoy UK & US stuff in addition to our own, why shouldn't we be allowed to buy this?
Sweden is (was at least a couple of years ago?) also the third most music exporting country in the world (after US and UK). Britney Spears first album is really Swedish and so on...
So, it's not a matter of "pirate it because we don't produce anything ourselves".
That's (using a vpn or proxy) probably just as illegal in "their" eyes as downloading the content.