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Recently it came to light that Netflix can determine where your machine left its little indicators on their discs, and that occasioned my musings about how they already reap profits thereupon.


netflix (2010), by Rakka at Flickr Commons

I'm sure I don't have to belabor this Thing.

Well.... But.... It's their property (you think?), or maybe you attended a law class within the last 40 years and ask yourself, "but are they selling their disc or MY usage?"


It's 2013 and they're a corporation and what are YOU? Well, at least you can email them and complain. Nervous laughter. Or picket their local operation. Slight foaming at the mouth. Or picket their headquarters. Shrill whimpering. Or....


I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
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