Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Dubious Autonomy of Virtual Worlds

Lemley, Mark A., The Dubious Autonomy of Virtual Worlds, March 13, 2012.

From the opinion: "I spent yesterday meeting with the White House IP enforcement coordinator and reading up on the Obama administration’s various efforts at IP enforcement, which include things like legislative proposals to direct Internet service providers to stop pointing to parts of the Internet that have bad stuff on them. The government’s idea is rather like an “Internet kill-switch,” which we know worked quite well in Egypt.  The government seems determined to break down or pull out pieces of the Internet. And all I could think was, “Wow, I’ve been here before.” Read more