How Corporate Lobbyists Colonized the Net
4/17/2001; 12:57:53 PM
'"It means," Litman writes, "that all appearance of works in computers -- at home, on networks, at work, in the library -- needs to be effected in conformance with, and with attention to, copyright rules. That's new. Until now, copyright has regulated multiplication and distribution of works, but it hasn't regulated consumption."'
The best article Katz has done since he joined Slashdot, bar none. I don't think I've ever seen him fail to exaggerate his point before. It helps that the point is large to begin with... the regulation of consumption is a massive shift in copyright law and deserves all the attention it can get.
Also some interesting discussions taking place in the highly rated comments about privacy.