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Cory Doctorow Interview

There is a fantastic interview over at Kottke with Cory Doctorow about copyright, copying, and culture:

You know, there's no solution that arises from telling people to stop using computers in the way that computers were intended to be used. They're copying machines. So telling the audience for art, telling 70 million American file-sharers that they're all crooks, and none of them have the right to due process, none of them have the right to privacy, we need to wire-tap all of them, we need to shut down their network connections without notice in order to preserve the anti-copying business model: that's a deeply unethical position. It puts us in a world in which we are criminalizing average people for participating in their culture.

Of course, it's nothing exactly new from him, but it's well worth saying and reading again.



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