Is your post's title copyrighted? ;)
"There is evidence that the darknet will continue to exist and provide low
cost, high-quality service to a large group of consumers. This means that in
many markets, the darknet will be a competitor to legal commerce. From the
point of view of economic theory, this has profound implications for
business strategy: for example, increased security (e.g. stronger DRM
systems) may act as a disincentive to legal commerce. Consider an MP3 file
sold on a web site: this costs money, but the purchased object is as useful
as a version acquired from the darknet. However, a securely DRM-wrapped
song is strictly less attractive: although the industry is striving for
flexible licensing rules, customers will be restricted in their actions if
the system is to provide meaningful security. This means that a vendor will
probably make more money by selling unprotected objects than protected
objects. In short, if you are competing with the darknet, you must compete
on the darknet's own terms: that is convenience and low cost rather than
I've viewed Part 1, and there's now a Part 2:
"...While they continue to command so much attention in the mainstream
media, the 'battles' between old and new modes of distribution, between the
pirate and the institution of copyright, seem to many of us already lost and
won. We know who the victors are. Why then say any more?
Because waves of repression continue to come: lawsuits are still levied
against innocent people; arrests are still made on flimsy pretexts, in order
to terrify and confuse; harsh laws are still enacted against filesharing,
taking their place in the gradual erosion of our privacy and the bolstering
of the surveillance state. All of this is intended to destroy or delay
inexorable changes in what it means to create and exchange our creations. If
STEAL THIS FILM II proves at all useful in bringing new people into the
leagues of those now prepared to think 'after intellectual property', think
creatively about the future of distribution, production and creativity, we
have achieved our main goal."
Don't know you well enough to steer you to that one. I did watch it, and
while I did find it had glaring mistakes in it, it was thought provoking in
some ways...I'm still sifting through it's resonances...
It's obvious even basic fact and source checking was often ignored or not
Never the less, I thought the movie was an excellent example of
manipulation, itself and it's topics.
Entertaining enough to be worth the price of admission.
I'll concur with that. It's led me through a maze of subjects in what
started out as a fact-checking exercise. Some of those relate to some things
I was into 30 years ago, when I was last career-shifting, so it feels a bit
It has every right and it's already there. Nature comes and goes as it
And it feeds you, lodges you, reproduces you, and in the end, kills you...
How about that for rights, ay? ;)
In that comment, I wasn't giving it credit-- quite the opposite.
You might need some kind of system to uphold/maintain your market system
though... some kind of authority or government.
And at the hands of business, there might form private kingdoms or corporate
mono/oligo/polies to do their "tax-collecting" and various other dubious
activities... Oh wait, I think we already have that.
I thought that we already agreed that not all governments are governments.
Maybe we should call them something else.
I doubt that being tracked is much of a concern at this point, but even
And at any rate, the open source/libre music I have is enjoyed more than the
commercial fare, which is dying out on my system. I've also started watching
Oh well... Perhaps if you lived in a socialist state, you wouldn't have that
kind of market-problem. ;)
I hear that there's corrective surgery for some of what creates the need for
Depends in the first place.
IOW, one may not have to walk around in a soiled undergarment.
To be fair, in a sense, I agree; but in another, I don't.
It just depends.
You can purchase and walk around in a soiled undergarment and call the
problem 'managed', or actually go in and fix it. There may be less potential
profit in that, though.
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