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  • May 27th, 2009 @ 7:33am

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    I think that his problem shouldn't be with the Internet, he is really more upset that once you digitize content, then it is just data, indistinguishable from any other piece of information, and easily consumed and shared. That's not the Internet's fault. It's been slowly happening for years.

    He seems to mourn the fact that the content creators cannot control and monetize every single use of their content. That is a totally unrealistic and greedy goal. I know Cory Doctorow is fond of pointing out that we really don't want Hollywood having the final word over the design and working of every consumer electronics device.

    There is also the fallacy that each unauthorized copy of anything means a lost sale. So you can't equate unauthorized copying with theft, especially if you are talking about bits!