Meanwhile, some third-party spy service like a social network or search engine will invariably create persistent wealth from the information that is copied, the recordings. [...] The wealth goes to the central server.
I want to get my hands on one of these "Central Servers" so I can start making mad cash giving away copies of valueless recordings.
Only once we've turned the nation's creative output into a bland pastiche that allows us to emulate society's teens and "experience neither highs nor lows," will we truly be able to save the future of America.
The first big wave of consumer electronics that could be used for infringement came from Japan - cassette recorders, VCRs, scanners - and Japan became a financial powerhouse based partially on sales of these devices.
Then their economy crashed and now, apparently in an attempt to make sure that it stays crashed, the police are arresting people for using all of the awesome electronics they build.
Also, isn't it comforting that DtecNet / MarkMonitor are going to be the ones responsible for going after people under the new six strikes program? Stories like this really add confidence to the idea that they're going to make a complete mess of the whole thing.
God, let's hope so.
The sooner this kind of stuff (six degrees of striking) fails and is abandoned, the better off everyone will be.
Foward to the days when the legacy web-enabled entertainment industry is trying to prevent people from getting neural implants loaded with all the world's entertainment and knowledge.