Re: IP was: My Extropian Manifesto...

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 23:22:00 MDT

>From: "Jason Joel Thompson" <>

>From: "Zero Powers" <>
> > Seems to me that the *only* one of these suggestions which would have a
> > chance of succeeding, is more stringent law enforcement. Nobody has
> > "forgotten" that its illegal to pirate data. Its just that nobody gets
> > busted for it, so nobody is scared to do it. If there were repeated,
> > numerous and notorious piracy busts people would think twice before
> > Napstering data. *That* would work. But think of what that would
>Hey, don't be so pessimistic. I wouldn't count technology out.
>Also, you don't think that pervasive legitimate cheap access to IP isn't
>going to have an effect?

Cheap is good. But *free* will always be better.


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