Re: [DMCA_Discuss] Seth Finkelstein Greplaw Interview (DMCA, censorware, etc.)
Andy Green <andy <at> warmcat.com>
2003-12-19 17:04:46 GMT
On Thursday 18 December 2003 15:08, Seth Finkelstein wrote:
> Seth Finkelstein on Censorware, Copyright, DMCA, and Blogs
> posted by mpawlo on Tuesday December 16, <at> 04:28AM
> from the interesting-people dept.
> "Seth Finkelstein is Mr Anti-Censorware. The MIT graduate and EFF
> Pioneer has devoted his talents into unpaid anti-censorware research.
Really good interview.
> Especially here, as I've seen a great deal of very odd double-think,
> which simultaneously holds that censorship can't work for governments,
> yet such control is cheap and easy and readily available for parents.
To be fair, as a father of two daughters, one 13, censorship and context
creation is a duty. Children are on a journey from being dependents to being
adults, as they go through the shades of grey it is the job of the parents to
be the tour guide and sometimes the dictator. At the end of the road the
blinkers are fully off and they control their own knowledge, that's clear.
But through the journey from a babe in arms to an adult the full raw feed can
only do harm, since, for example in the case of advertisments, the siren
voice is coming from those whose only desire is to control. Censorship is
one thing, control of the context is another.
> It's borderline. As any sort of influence platform, it's pretty much
> a failure. While some people might be