Wednesday, April 06, 2005

freedom of the web

from Arts & Letters Daily . . .

Technology? The web is more than that: it’s now an ideology of “freedom” – and theft. It may take Justice Scalia to sort it out... more»

I found the following excerpt from the above article very intriguing:
"most downloaders would likely concede that in a royalty-free world the incentives for the next Dylan diminish. Even writers gotta eat. But this means one has to buy into the validity of eeeek, "profit." I would push this even further; it requires a moral or at least philosophical commitment to the legitimacy of profit. Absent that, there's no hope."

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