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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Unchained?

It's always a mixture of humbling and flattering when a magazine essentially writes on exactly the same thing that you've blogged about already - but does it in superior fashion.

In These Times has an excellent article about the consequences of a copyright legal regime designed to serve media conglomerates rather than consumers, or artists, or the marketplace in general. It's a topic that's long interested me, and only a week ago I made my own observations on the topic.

It's not just software pirates and movie bootleggers, or just free-riders, who lose when our goverment (both parties, by the way) gives away the store and grants ever broader and longer monopoly power over the dissemination of culture.


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