View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:16 am



Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Information wants to be free 
Author Message
Heinlein Nexus
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:10 am
Posts: 2228
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Post Information wants to be free
File under "DRM is futile": a user set up a robot to advance through Kindle pages and automatically OCR each one.


Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:35 am
Profile WWW
PITA Bred
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:17 pm
Posts: 2401
Location: The Quiet Earth
Post Re: Information wants to be free
And so? For every item of value, there are a hundred ways to steal it.

Just another stage in the wiki-whacking of the world. If IP rights are demolished, ALL information will be collaborative work written by whomever cares to take the (uncompensated) time to write it down.

Which will be "good enough," I guess. And certainly just as good as, if not better than the notion that expertise requiring time and effort to achieve should be compensated when shared. After all, everyone who can type is a master epic poet, right?


Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:39 am
Profile
Heinlein Nexus
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:10 am
Posts: 2228
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Post Re: Information wants to be free
Yeah, that has certainly occurred to me. There's a good "if this goes on" story in there somewhere. I've toyed with the idea of writing it, even.


Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:54 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:40 pm
Posts: 537
Post Re: Information wants to be free
You write it, I'll pirate it. <G>


Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:52 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF