edge, Boing Boing has finally added permalinks!
[…] It’s obviously unconstitutional. It’s obviously unfair.
And you may think you’re just defending yourself against smartass hackers who pirate your texts on Usenet. But when you rearrange the basic legal structures that undergird society, it’s not actually likely that the consequences are going to be limited to those you happen to find satisfactory. We are trading an old civic and civil model of intellectual property for a strange, ruthless new thing, red in tooth and claw. And its next victim won’t be hapless hackers who pirate Harlan Ellison stories on Usenet. Its next victim will be people like you. And you. And you.
any doubt, Cory Doctorow’s post about a parking lot, his grandmother’s worries, and network backups at Boing Boing is surely his best post ever! “And here I am, a pathological worrier in the guise of an sf writer. For me, the worry revolves around backup.”
prosecuted for having installed distributed computing software on university machines at DeKalb Tech. My mind boggles. [via boing boing]