Re: IP was: My Extropian Manifesto...

From: Jason Joel Thompson (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 02:20:20 MDT

----- Original Message -----
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 mean...

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?

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