Saturday, January 11, 2014

he thinks the game may be over

For once, I think he's right.


Cory Doctorow is very bright, a well spoken guy with whom I almost always disagree.

He edits the very good boing boing blog, and is a force to be reckoned with in digital rights and loosening IP copyright protection. He’s a very interesting man.

The other day he published a tumblr piece that is just spot on.

You don’t have to understand the digital jargon to grasp what we are all poised to lose in 2014.

Many point to spying as the root of web troubles ahead, but I think it is simpler than that. 

Here’s the quote:

Yes, so we can no longer make free copies of the entertainment and software we stream, dismantling the value of digital goods and thus, our global economy.

Take a moment, it’s only four paragraphs, and understand better where we are. 

We are losing our open internet--fundamentally--
 through economic piracy.

Finally, and for once, I agree with him.

What a sad, sad thing to agree on.

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