Thursday, January 19, 2012

Halt the Silicon Valley Histrionics

John Gapper, Financial Times, Jan. 18, 2012

From the opinion: "Silicon Valley damages itself with its persistent scaremongering over efforts to crack down on piracy. By refusing to engage in a serious effort to prevent it – instead of equating copyright enforcement with censorship, or with “breaking the internet" – it undermines its credibility…The blackouts were a dramatic gesture but curbing piracy does not "destroy the internet as we know it." It would be wiser for Silicon Valley to cut the histrionics and help to fashion a decent law." Read more (registration may be required)