Moglen's speech would have made just as much sense and have been better had he left out the "austerity" part. He never bothered to show that there was such, else why the NSA data center in the Utah desert?
While we're talking about suppression of free speech: no free speech for you, corporations. Funny, last I checked, the New York Times, the ACLU, Google, all major ISPs, are all corporations. The "free speech" he claims to protect would cease to exist.