Declan McCullough, often one of my favorite tech journalists, provides yet another reason for me to wish to set libertarians on fire: A well written and completely oblivious screed on why the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ain’t no thang. I admire his dogged belief that we can code our way out of this mess (not to mention his complete innocence of what the chilling effect is like when you’re not working for employers just itching to be a First Amendment test case), but I think back over the modern history of revolution and fear that things bode no better for the intellectuals these days than they did in 1970s Cambodia. Cute of him to be so optimistic, but I’m afraid we can’t just play with our toys, boys. Time to smarten up about the rest of the world.


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