Thursday, June 29, 2006

Quote of the Week: Electronic Hezbollah

Geeks by DdR`.
The other week I was making fun of the EFF. Recently EFF's John Perry Barlow said this while talking to the BBC:
[The music industry is one of those] aging industries run by aging men, and they're up against 17-year-olds who have turned themselves into electronic Hezbollah because they resent the content industry for its proprietary practices. And I don't have a question about who's going to win that one eventually.|BBC|

Barlow seems to be aligning himself with youthful terrorists, probably the best PR move since Bush told the terrorists to "bring it on!"

Seriously, I do think Barlow has a point. The current intellectual property regime has lost its legitimacy among a majority of the younger population and once the law loses its legitimacy, trying to enforce it becomes an uphill battle.

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