Reason: John Perry Barlow 2.0.
“Weâve got two distinct strains of libertarianism, and the
hippie-mystic strain is not engaging in politics, and the Ayn Rand
strain is basically dismantling government in a way that is giving
complete open field running to multinational corporatism.”
“I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical
objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual
goods. Itâs a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your
possession even after you give it to many others… Royalties are not
how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large
make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically
harnessed through performance and ticket sales.”
Well worth reading.