This is what we are fighting, folks. The open and free marketplace the Internet provides is shortly going to look like the best darn mess of few-to-many distribution systems for “content” the world has ever known. It will not be the free and open marketplace it was in the first place, and should remain. The end-state will a vast matrix of national and private silos and walled gardens, each a contained or filtered distribution environment.
FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) results is control, regulation, restriction and nonsense. Doc, Lawrence Lessig, Christoper Locke (Rageboy), Dave Winer, David Weinberger, JD Lasica and others have been writing and talking and acting on this for a long time now. The problem is, the people (FCC, Congress) who are supposed to be looking out for our interests (meaning the people, not the lobbyists or the corporations or the RIAA/MPAA, BSA) aren’t negligent in their duties, they are siding with the wrong arguments (for a number of reasons).
And most of us won’t know what we missed, because it never quite happened.
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