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I seem to fail to detect extremism in featuring a minority that, whether you like it or not, is still being targeted precisely because it is a minority. Not even looking at rich, modern and powerful USA, do you know how many countries among the ones Apple serves have multiple homophobic violent acts every year, sometimes legally sanctioned? Do you realize that not only ISIS deems homophobia a crime, but also US-friend Egypt, US-friends Saudi Arabia... (Interestingly,...
My issue with it was, it's a developer conference and it was abused as a general-public keynote. It's for Apple to decide what they want to do, of course, but it feels weird and out of touch, like making an obvious hark like Iovine a face for Apple. This man creeps me out...
And you don't either get to only buy the part of the postcard you like! The problem is, as everyone knows, a lot of "artists" make a few good tracks, and then fill the rest of the album with filler. (Sometimes it's not even the artists decision, but the labels. You have to be a very popular, bankable, and artistically minded person to be able to go against the labels and enforce your artistic vision.) However, in the case of powerful artists creating an album that makes...
You're right, but I don't understand how it counters anything I said? In France and the NL, as you say, any device capable of storing music is subject to the tax, whatever the use you ultimately make of it. It raises interesting questions and parallels. An outrageous, but still valid, parallel would be making everyone serve a small prison sentence anytime somebody kills someone else, on the grounds that there is a small social responsibility of everyone, collectively...
  That's a weird combination of quotes.  Just claim you uploaded the file from a country where it is legal to do so. The whole legal system for music files is broken anyway since there is no international database, nor any standard rule agreed on by everyone. From the paying user's, perspective, how come I "own" a CD with a track, the same track bought again in iTunes, and the same track paid again in Steam, and I can give the song to my son when it's a CD, but not the...
Maybe they have a good reason to ban Monster though. I'm getting curious. It does sound so "low blow", as currently reported... Doesn't sound Apple.
Yes, of course they can, but that's precisely a political position here. My view is that as long as quality levels are met, who makes an accessory doesn't matter, and shouldn't matter. If the MFI program is just a program for "companies who are friends with apple", I hope people will just start ignoring the "Made for iPhone" sign and buy whatever is advertised as "Tested for iPhone by independent labs"... Also, reading about Iovine reinforces my bad feeling about having a...
For one, you should exercise restraint about calling others "prejudiced". Especially about Apple.Second, quite frankly, your view of the world is to me an extreme, privileged, capitalist one. I prefer a more socialist approach, where huge juggernauts with firing power cannot abuse that firing power in the pursuit of their own interest. It doesn't have any relationship to the platform, since it should engulf all of the makers. Whether Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, or...
Note how 19$ seems to be 29 EUR :p
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