Friday, August 02, 2002

saving internet radio

Doc Searls takes a long and impassioned look at the demise of small internet webcasters:
The other side's purpose is plain. They want to turn the entire world into an extension of Hollywood, where nothing happens until leagues of lawyers "clear rights" to every imaginable piece of intellectual property that might show up in a movie, a musical recording or some other "content" that will flow from a few huge producers to millions of "consumers" through government-regulated and industry-controlled distribution pipes. They want to tear up the Internet's commons and replace it with the same cartelized piping system that controls television, movie distribution and commercial radio.
He then offers a number of links to sites that have more information about how you can help prevent this from happening.

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