People with less filter some of the time are more likely to have less filter the rest of the time. Also, are they really more honest or just more certain? It's easy to be certain when truth isn't an issue (like in the case of profanity or opinions).
I suppose it's related to the idea that intellectual property "rights" granted by a country of origin should still have the same benefits and drawbacks when transferred to another country. Or at the very least should be treated as an export at such time a base of operations moves out of country.
I don't carry a mobile phone/tablet/laptop/internet connect thing du jour all of the time, because I've no interest in giving away my location for free. It's neither up to some company, or some shill to determine whether I should care or not. If you start employing me, then I'm willing to discuss terms.
Software Patents? Yes we know. According to OSNews the last of the patents expires in April of 2017. So the base install of the next version of Fedora should be safe to include software for encoding and decoding of MP3 by then.