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    that's great

    "The same technology that websites like Google and Facebook use to sell your data-mined personal information over and over again could be used to figure payments to you for anything you created that draws eyeballs for them to sell to advertisers."
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    That's why all of their whining is B.S. Tracking every play on the internet is child's play. They are just agents who really deserve no more than 10% of their income. The federal government financed all of their technology and the internet it runs on.
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    These Internet theorists also invariably fail to distinguish between the profound moral difference between sharing something with a friend and distributing, without permission, other people’s files for profit. It’s a crucial distinction.
    I would take the words "for profit" out of it, because copyright makes no such distinction, for good reason, and there are a lot of people who feel that if they publish other people's material without permission and don't take any money for it, it's alright.

    I think that needs to be pointed out as much as the point that companies are making a profit from stolen IP.

    At first, I thought this thread was about this new book:

    The Internet is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen

    Keen (who was once so sure the internet was the answer that he sank all he had into a startup) is now a thoughtful and erudite contrarian who believes the internet is actually doing untold damage. The net, he argues, was meant to be “power to the people, a platform for equality”: an open, decentralised, democratising technology that liberates as it empowers as it informs.Instead, it has handed extraordinary power and wealth to a tiny handful of people, while simultaneously, for the rest of us, compounding and often aggravating existing inequalities – cultural, social and economic – whenever and wherever it has found them.

    http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...swer-interview
    Or this article by David Newhoff:

    The Internet May Not Set You Free

    http://illusionofmore.com/internet-not-set-free/
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    I'm going to check and see whether I have to pay my electric bill or the electric company will accept micropayments instead.
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    It depends on how many unique hits your switches get.
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    That is a really good piece.
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    this is really good thing
    Right. If you're short on moderators here I could probably spare some time.

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