Fantasy. DRM and the DMCA make reverse engineering and backup impossible.
OP was talking about analog reels made decades before digital film and the DMCA. Yes, the DMCA effectively castrates fair use and other provisions of copyright law when dealing with digital media that has anti-circumvention mechanisms in place but that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
The more pressing issue is much of this media is physically controlled by entities that have zero incentive to digitize or distribute it. The relevant laws here would be about trespassing or theft, as one would need to break into a vault and physically steal reels to do anything with the material.
That commerce clause? Specifically talks about interstate commerce, not dealers inside a state.
Do you think this might apply to a company based in California (Tesla) selling to consumers in Michigan?
I still lament the fact that Desqview/Desqview-X never gained much traction. That shit was robust and multi-tasked circles around Windows 3 at the time.
Because the licensing agreement that you didn't bother to read said they can remotely update the software on your device at any time and without notice to you.
If it bothers you invest in a Nexus or another device with an unlockable bootloader and install the open source ROM of your choice. If you wish, you can even fly without the Google Play framework, using F-Droid and/or sideloading your own APKs. It's entirely possible to have a completely open source Android device if you so desire.
In light of the buyout and subsequent announced RIF, anyone who went overboard on holiday shopping or vacations this year would be a certified dumb-ass.
Grow that emergency fund while you're solidly employed, folks. You can't bank 3-to-6 months of expenses in a couple of months.
Instead of shaving off every last mm, just give us a bigger battery.
You're arguing function over form; a winning argument on Slashdot but probably a losing argument in the real world, where "sexy" beats "usable" nine out of ten times.
Apple are sitting at either $55.3 billion or $233 billion depending on whether you count long-term securities. They must be doing something right in terms of profit if they can amass that much money.
It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln