posted Aug 09, 2000

Udell & Lessig on Internet Regulability Misc.8/9/2000; 9:21:58 AM 'Assume the existence of trusted systems that enforce copyright protections, count the number of copies of protected works that they make, and perhaps even artificially degrade the quality of such copies. What will stop alternatives from usurping the role of these trusted systems, just as Napigator and Gnutella and Freenet are now preparing to stand in for Napster?'It's easy, and tempting, to say: "Well, nothing will stop that. You'd have to shut down the Internet." 'But is that really true? 'An interesting dicussion based on that question follows.


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