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Entries from January 2012

On the Enforcement Fantasy

January 25th, 2012 · 15 Comments

This is probably the least interesting (because it should be so self-evident) and yet most important paragraph in a must-read Cory Doctorow essay: In short, [proponents of more aggressive copyright enforcement] made unrealistic demands on reality and reality did not oblige them. Copying only got easier following the passage of these laws—copying will only ever […]

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Tags: Art & Culture · Economics · Law · Tech and Tech Policy

Infringement and Innovation in Online Platforms

January 24th, 2012 · 14 Comments

I want to dilate slightly on a point I made in a recent post at the Cato blog thinking about the Megaupload takedown and online innovation: The last innovation is always safe. That’s why it’s easy to claim concrete examples of the harm regulation might do are hyperbolic fearmongering: Nobody’s going to shut down YouTube […]

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Tags: Tech and Tech Policy