Re: POLITICS: RIAA & Law trumps Freedom of Speech

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 04:58:40 MDT

On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Samantha Atkins wrote:

> Something that would be interesting would be massive civil
> disobedience against these laws on such a scale that it becomes
> impossible to sue everyone or enforce this parody.

My observation is that the majority of the people simply do not care. It's
not even apathy, the majority just has no clue of what is going on, and if
they did, very few can extrapolate where it's headed. (To make below less
abstract: think of x as trends in surveillance technology).

It is rather frightening. The more so that there's no simple mechanism by
which people can be galvanized, and the problem set is getting more
nontrivial with each iteration of the game. My hope is that someone
blunders, blunders badly, early, and letting their hands show, giving the
methods a very bad rap henceforth.

Otherwise there's definite danger of Borg in our future. And in this case
I don't mean it in a good way.

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