||I don't care what genre of music you broaden your horizons with, but thanks for proving your unwillingness to do anything other than denigrate music you don't understand. Want to prove me wrong? Broaden your horizons. Show us you can appreciate something new.
Once again, you simply bleat out your fantasy scenario. You take the perfectly reasonable intent to charge royalties, and you inflate it to mean charging unreasonable, "extortionate" rates, because that is what your paranoid fantasy requires.
You've never heard of risk-benefit analysis. The notion of patent cross-licensing is more than you can comprehend. What's more, you won't make the slightest effort to understand these things. You just spew out pig-headed denial.
You don't like BT, and you think your ignorant, paranoid opinion amounts to legitimate economic analysis.
Just for kicks, here are a few other fantasy scenarios:
- BT charges a reasonable rate to ISPs. The ISPs absorb the cost by raising prices by a few pennies. Life goes on.
- BT is met with other patent challenges from larger ISPs. To avoid the expense of years of legal battles, patents are cross-licensed, and Life goes on.
- A court concludes that BT has a perfectly good patent, but ISPs do not infringe on it. Life goes on.
No damage to consumers. No radical change in intellectual property law. No "BT owns the internet" end game.
All I have to do, by your standards of debate, is keep saying over and over again that one or another of the imagined situations I've outlined above is inevitable.
You continue to demonstrate the economic sophisitcation of a greedy, frightened two-year-old. You also show yourself to be incapable of apologising for expressing joy at the slaughter of thousands.
Your immaturity will leave you bloody and sobbing on the floor of the pub, once your parents have had enough of sheltering you and decide to let you out at night. And you know what? I won't be laughing. Shaking my head, yes, but not laughing. Grown-ups don't laugh at violence, little boy.
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