Intellectual monopoly rights are combined with Governmental action of:
linking, choking, gouging, browbeating, and herding.
- The quick death of Napster show how easily institutions on the Internet
can be destroyed.
- The DMCA is used to silence
researchers, spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt), and encumber
technology. (I bought a DVD player, I bought the DVD, but I can't watch
it because I don't want a proprietary operating system?)
- A marriage of technology and law: digital rights protection
technologies are still design poorly and insecurely, but now by merely
toggling a field in a data format, one can be jailed.