Re: [rumori] Re: Burned?

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Sat Apr 27 2002 - 08:37:29 PDT

on Sat, 27 Apr 2002 Don Joyce told me:

>My idea has nothing to do with copy protection - there would be
>none on-line because all Net content could be free for the
>taking. Copying content there would become ENCOURAGED(!)
>because the more you are copied, the more you will be paid.
>It's a complete reversal of the status quo, eliminating the
>entire concept of digital "crime" and effectively removing the
>entire concept of copyright enforcement from on-line
>activities. As for tracking, I see only a little ugh, not a big
>or even important one, because it would ONLY read what you are
>doing in terms of content transferrance, NOT that it is you
>doing it or why. Neither would it stop you from doing whatever
>you want to do, and it

that's great if you could get it to happen exactly that way. i'm
just saying, it would only take a little bit more to *add*
features to the system that would invade privacy and prohibit
certain behaviors. so while you're pushing for that, the
corporations that want more are pretending to help you and work
with you and then at the last minute they're pushing through
their big-brother add-ons. it's just too dangerous, IMHO.

To be clear: you're talking about a great theory, i agree, but
I'm talking about what would (or might) happen if it really
turned into public policy. scary. I'd rather just not go there. I
don't want my computer or my walkman or my TV sending any
information to anything anywhere, for any reason, unless i tell
it to.


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