This was an excellent post
Privatisation of information is a serious and dangerous threat to liberty. A return to medieval serfdom is one potential outcome of this slippery slope into regression.
Unfortunately for the champions of intellectual property/patent rights , this is also an argument against private property. To control an idea is to control other people's thoughts. To control other people's thoughts is the intention of propaganda. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Property_is_Theft! Joseph proudhon said it best "Property is theft".
I am onboard, Doms. I have been following this since it's inception. It is a thinly veiled corporate money grab with heavy use of their washington lobbiests to pass this craptastic idea. I am all for free market, but not at the expense of our freedom and raping of our wallets. Telcos, cable and cell phone (especially cell phone with internet) companies have been bending us over a barrel for a long time - it's almost like they are making backroom deals in smoke filled rooms.
They are also trying to turn the internet into a tv based package platform to rake in billions of extra revenue when they are already robbing us blind.
I should know a bit about it - I WORK for one of these companies and I don't get a break either. Sorry for the kinda long pic, but it fits the topic well...
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