Saturday, June 16, 2012

That which is done in secret...

News that our MPAA has been secretly lobbying the Canadian government to pass their own version of our awful Digital Millennium Copyright Act reminds me of the basic truism that if you can stand the light of the sun on your doings, you're probably up to no good.

Now that the DMCA is being exercised more fully it is becoming more clear just what an oppressive tool against free speech it really is, without the aid of an exponentially more horrible SOPA like law being enacted.

Added to the secret international negotiations for the ACTA treaty, it is incredibly depressing what these fools are going to do the the greatest communication tool ever devised (the internet), in blithe service to their foolish notions of intellectual proprietorship.

Ie. they really have no idea what the ramifications of their actions will be, but that won't kill free speech on the internet any less dead.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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