Interviewing Glyn Moody: why we should worry about our own digital Freedom.
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Started by: ggiedkeggiedke
Date: 11 Jan 2011 12:24
Number of posts: 2
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I think there are two major classes of threat to freedom [...]. The first is from intellectual monopolies – copyright and patents – or rather, attempts to preserve their power in a world of digital abundance. [...] The latest incarnation of that is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – which, despite its misleading name, is as much about stopping online sharing as tackling traditional counterfeit goods. [...] The other threat has been accelerated by Wikileaks, but was not caused by it: the introduction of online censorship by nations that have traditionally prided themselves on their support for free speech. In some ways this is even more dangerous than ACTA, since the latter is bound to fail. [...] Unless people fight back now against these moves [...] I think that things could get very bad here.
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