Here's a reminder that companies are above the law:
Sony BGM distributed multiple CDs with DRM that was a literal rootkit. When you'd put them into your computer, it was prompt you with a EULA. The malware would be installed regardless of if you accepted or declined the EULA, and users weren't made aware of what it was doing. CFA violation!
The rootkit also used GPLv2 licensed software, which Sony obviously didn't abide by the terms of. Theft of intellectual property!
Sony wasn't punished.
Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal - Wikipedia (en)
@coyote Governments are above the law too, yes. At the end of the day governments and corporations have the same end goal, which is accumulation of power. Corporations help fund the government in exchange for favors. I'd say I hate both equally in most cases given that they're both parasites upon the general public.
Yeah, fixing the government at least in the USA boils down to getting rid of First Past The Post voting system so that it can finally allows the voter to actually vote on the party that actually represents them without harming their own political interests and therefore enabling multi-parties government and hopefully reduce the overall corruption in the government.
This is about the most neutral position I can think of that actually benefits everyone except the corporations.
There’s other issues like we need to get rid of Senate and just keep it to congress being the sole legislative body of the government and have a limit on how many people can a congressman/congresswoman represents in term of population, I’d cap it at 30,000 people per representative which would means rather than 435 voting members, we would have 11,000 voting members instead. There is a major benefit to that, it’s MUCH more difficult for bribing the government to scale up for corporations since they would have to bribe so many representatives and political parties. Sure there are number of other challenges involved with such a huge number of representatives, but those are good problems to have.
@polarisfm remember that time North Korea didn't ask Snoy to accept their EULA.... that was lulz :)
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