Hands off the Internet!
September 3, 2000 1:32 AM   Subscribe

Hands off the Internet! Argh. It frustrates me that we can't get "The Powers That Be" to see things this way.
posted by owillis (2 comments total)
"...the internet has potential to educate, bring people together, foster new forms of communication and radically change the economics of business."
I would have added: "...and as such it is the antithesis of most existing systems, a new evil empire to be loathed and hamstrung wherever possible."Don't think for a second that "the Powers That Be" don't get it. They most certainly DO get it, and UCITA, DMCA and the growing list of "irrational" court and patent decisions is your proof.

posted by quonsar at 9:56 AM on September 3, 2000

Yup; they get it, and it scares the *shit* out of them. Why, I mean, look how much trouble it got China in in the latest Tom Clancy novel...

[ anyone around here old enough to get that one? :-) ]
posted by baylink at 4:10 PM on September 4, 2000

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