The drink container idea may not work that well. The explosive would be limited in size, contain zero to almost zero shrapnel, and be surrounded by dampening water.
The other ideas are exactly what happened in Belgium.
Except that keeping people out isn't the point of "No Trespassing" signs. A legal requirement of trespassing is that you have to be told that you are not allowed there. Thus if there are no signs then you cannot be prosecuted unless an authorized agent finds you in the act and requests your departure.
Verizon is most likely telling the truth in a highly deceptive way. Technically there is no throttling. There are not fucking with any packet that comes through that connection. They are not actively doing anything to inhibit the flow from Netflix.
They've simply chosen to architect a bottle neck which only impacts one provider. The end result is the same but they can truthfully say they're not throttling.
We tried something similar.
We ended up dropping it because we couldn't justify the cost. Each ipad costs around 20,000 printed pages for the hardware alone. That's before labor and ancillary software licensing.
The writer needs to do better research.
Physical DVD rentals happen because of the First Sale Doctrine. The studios don't allow physical DVD rentals. They're powerless to stop them. Once they've sold a copy of the DVD they lose all control over what is done with it.