Friday, June 27, 2003

Tycho chimes in about this whole RIAA business: "Let's say these guys do start arresting people for downloading music, for having these files. I don't share their view that this terror will cause people to stop doing these things. Here's what I think it will do: instigate a mass evolution in public digital consciousness. Because that's the other way it turns out - instead of people being scared, they defend themselves with new technologies designed to obfuscate their origins. Because if regular people, my mom included, begin to understand the personal and political ramifications of encryption? Think about it. It's not impossible."

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