We see it everywhere. Corporations are trying to take control over our communications tools, citing copyright concerns. Frequently, they are assisted by hapless politicians, who are also aspiring for the same control, citing terrorist concerns or some other McCarthyist scareword of the day. We should see this in perspective of the revolts happening right now in the Arab world.
The revolution starts in Canada. Canadian musicians are rising up against p2p lawsuits, statutory damages, DRM and the prohibition of copying and sharing Music. They’ve started a new group called the Canadian Music Creators Coalition. “Fans who share music are not thieves or pirates,” they state unequivocally. “Sharing music has been happening for decades.” A […]