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Such a statement is splitting hairs. Lawyers like to use such statements to get their criminals clients off in court. It's not unlike avoiding a lie by refusing to tell the whole truth. Such is ethically and morally unsound, even if an unscrupulous lawyer is sometimes effective at using that in a court.But a personal admission helps to clarify matters. Jobs himself said "These were illegal, I have to add... But we built the best one in the world!" He admitted that in...
Under that logic, we should swiftly and promptly release from jail all thieves who have Jobsian style creative minds.Theft is a crime no matter how some try to spin it. Therefore if one tries to make excuses for Jobs and Woz, one has an equal moral obligation to make a similar defense for this Russian hacker, simply because an arrestible offense is an arrestible offense.The point is that we Apple lovers would do well to stop selectively casting that first stone. If you...
  Without a doubt, piracy is theft.  Indeed, it is essentially the same kind of serious high-Dollar theft as the Blue Boxes that Jobs and Woz built (without which, Jobs strongly contended there would be no Apple today): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFURM8O-oYI (We treat that past with a flippant attitude because (a) it happened so long ago and is irrelevant today, and (b) because it was done by Steve Jobs, someone who ultimately became that rich, famous, genius father...
If you read through my original post again you will see that I plainly said he should be "condemned" just like Napster was to be condemned. The point that continues to be missed is the fact that not every situation should be viewed in a 100% negative light. We human beings all too often do that, without trying to see what positive and constructive things could come of the bad. My statement in no way encourages bad deeds. I am merely being an optimist versus a...
You're missing the point entirely, focusing instead on how to destroy the naughty people. People are naughty. That includes you and me too, even though you and I aren't naughty in the same manner as thus Russian youngster. Let's try to make something good come from this rather than beat a dead horse.
It's interesting to read through some of the posts over there: http://www.in-appstore.com/ People there are basically divided in the same way as folks in this forum, with no one talking about the real problem or long-term solution. Everyone seems to be praising piracy or condemning it, or going off-topic on things like taxes. This is really NAPSTER all over again. In the past, people stole music like mad because there was no popular legal means to get that music in a...
Try the following on an iPad: 1) Visit that Microsoft web page. 2) Scroll to the bottom and notice the iPad screenshot, which clearly shows they are targeting iPad owners with SkyDrive. 3) Now scroll back to the too of that page and note that you cannot watch the video on your iPad! What the heck?! Clearly, this is evidence of what you're going to get (or rather, what you won't be getting) if you sign up for SkyDrive. All said, I myself see no reason to abandon DropBox...
Indeed. And you also condemned me as a shill, which by definition assumes I am associated with the man somehow but trying to cover it up. Again I say, "preposterous!"I gave a one sentence summary, which is sufficient for most reasonable people to determine if they should watch the video or not. Your persistence in beating on me goes a long way to explain why you average 4 posts per day, every single day of the year. You appear to gain tremendous satisfaction by arguing...
But you can be bothered enough to bash others for posting links? Preposterous!You are just being argumentative here. I gave you the summary in my original post. It is as plain as day.
It's 100% clear you did not watch the video. Had you watched it, you would have seen that the man doing most of the talking was Professor Dominick T. Armentano, an expert on economics and well researched on Anti-Trust and its implications. Do your homework before you speak.
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