The original case and resulting non-exemptions had nothing to do with Apple.
The parties behind it are Autodesk, the Software & Information Industry Association and the Motion Picture Association of America.
Being on Mobile Read and talking about unfair laws is like being on Head-fi and talking about bad frequency emphasis. The conversation shows signs of spontaneity before someone mentions everyone's least-favorite brands and we go from talking about actual issues to hating the same three companies and stereotyping every user who prefers or bothers to defend them.
The problem is not any one company. It's the corporate world's indiscriminate and ever-mutating acceptance of the idea of intellectual property.
This is an important legal issue which affects every one of us on every platform -- even people who don't actually live in the States, since it will affect publishing restrictions and content distribution.
Last edited by Prestidigitweeze; 10-26-2012 at 05:03 AM.