Verizon Will Divest 15 More Markets to Acquire Alltel
I wish they would not acquire Alltel in the first place
Carriers are starting to take heat from the RIAA and various other copyright holders for enabling their users to infringe on a copyright. Most carriers now are starting to limit file transfer in this manner. Copyright holders are supposed to get a mechanical rights fee, as well as a royalty for the little snippet everyone wants to use for ringtones. I dislike the practice of crippling any option in a phone as much as you do, but I understand why they need to do it.
The DCMA even makes it illegal for us to back up movies that we own, and use the backup so our if our kids ruin the backup we don't have to buy another copy of the movie.
The carriers are just protecting themselves from lawsuits. I can respect that. If you ask me the DCMA goes too far!
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