January 28, 2012

Historical Perspective on the Megaupload Seizure

From Harvard's Yochai Benkler: here and here. Like the man says, read the whole thing.

Kim Dotcom is an unsavory character, but the real crooks are media executives and their sockpuppets in government. (My first impulse was to use a stronger word than 'sockpuppets'.)

I've said it before and am saying it again: it's not enough to impede SOPA/PIPA. What's needed is to punish the people, in an out of government, who are pushing it. It's not enough for the anti-SOPA Internet constituency to play defense. I'd love to see a bill that reduces copyright terms to three years.

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