Meet Me On The Darknet – Opting Out Of Controlled Computing Environments

from the the-people-know-where-to-go dept

There’s been plenty of talk about the threats of “big government” or “big corporations” to control how people use the internet and technology. Paul Boutin points out, however, that we shouldn’t assume that people will be willing to just sit there and take it. Already, we see this with file sharing. The more the RIAA cracks down, the further people move over to more underground options. As Boutin sees it, the more anyone tries to control the internet, the more people will move over to so-called “darknets” – which, he admits, sounds like a lot more fun anyway.

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