Originally Posted by taustin
What forced you to buy those phones? Did someone put a gun to your head? Literally force you to? No. You chose to. You wanted that phone, and what it did, suffiently to accept the terms. So long as the majority of consumers are willing to do so, there is sufficient competition. If enough people refused to play that game, there would be other companies show up with more favorable terms.
Which brings right back where we started. Don't buy their phones, don't use their service, don't buy their music, don't buy their movies, don't buy their books until they figure out fair use and modify their licenses.
That doesn't mean doing without. Leverage the exempted class. Get movies and books from your public library. Watch broadcast television. Get an unencumbered phone and be selective about the service you choose.
No big deal. We're not talking about food or gasoline -- it's entertainment. A lot of people do it for free.