said by rednekcowboy:
I find it amusing how, out of this whole thread and the other one, that this is what you chose to comment on......
Come on. Cut some slack. He replied to an obvious math and reading error I made. It's plain for all to see.
I have a whole list of questions for both Marc and Voltage, but no one is going to respond now.
In regards to what you and some others *perceive* to be profiting off of privacy, really all I can say without spelling it all out time and time again is to look at it with blinders off, or from another point of view.
So far $190K for ~1000 IP's total. That is around 190$ per IP to date (and due to increase).
Keep in mind, TSI will also have to retain all this data separately for 6 months to a year due to voltages request. Data retention, record retention, and date destruction in 6 months to a year. This is legislated and now voltage will have to pay this as well since they made the request for this. This may not have been costed in yet.
Prices are set to rise yet again.
TSI, as said in court, wanted 190K for work performed *to date*. I hope TSI realized that work performed, under the new copyright law, includes the retention for 6-12 months + destruction. I hope Voltage read the copyright law and some of the costs they will incur for their request.
Search the forum for costing and I think you may find a whole lot of itemized things that have to be costed. Real world costs. You work for free?
In six months maybe they will get a request for another 10,000 IP's. Retention and destruction will require a person. Has to be costed right so TSI isn't paying peoples salary for voltage for free. And the costing of will take a bean counter who doesn't work for free.
Lots of real world costs, rednekcowboy. Try and look beyound the pain old myopic view of "selling off privacy". It's far from it in the real world of accounting.