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The Nanny State expects people to not protest the encrouchment on their freedom because "it doens't really affect me."
The fear is that loosening restrictions leads to encrouchment and urban sprawl, where towns melt into one another and the countryside is eaten up.
I have been concerned about this issue for a long time: in fact, I asked the Australian national standards body Standards Australia to raise the issue of the encrouchment of patents on standards (in particular the legal status of standards) at a JTC1 plenary, and they told me it had.
i kind of agree with the above statement about technological encrouchment. however, having some experience with the time and effort into training a good birddog there is no way in hell i would chance losing one. so if i was going to hunt him in thick cover over wide area i would love one of these gadgets.