Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Internet Isn’t Just Pipes; It’s a Belief System–Businessweek [GigaOM]

A time for big decisions

Draconian new anti-piracy laws being pushed through both the Senate and the House of Representatives are about more than just an academic debate over different legislative methods for fighting copyright infringement. They make it clear that media and content companies are fundamentally opposed to the way the Internet works. These bills are promoted by media and entertainment conglomerates as a way to fight what they see as massive content theft, but to combat that evil, the companies are effectively trying to get Congress to take over the Internet—and trample on important principles such as freedom of speech.

The Internet Isn’t Just Pipes; It’s a Belief System - Businessweek

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