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February 12, 2009

The cut of his jib

Rick Falkvinge, leader of the Pirate Party, comments on the Pirate Bay political trial of the decade.

What scares the establishment is that everybody are equals on the net. Everybody can share and receive freely. There is no central point of control. They are fighting tooth and nail to bring back the good old days, where there was a hard division into approved senders and passive consumer receivers, where the approved senders would compete for the wallet of the consumers. Essentially, they are trying to turn the Internet into a cable TV network.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 12, 2009 06:43 AM