You have probably seen references to this presentation by Cory Doctorow, but if you have not taken the time to watch it (or read the transcript), I urge you to do so. He not only explains the issues and their importance, but why laws and regulations that sound reasonable to many people manage to fail in accomplishing their stated goals while simultaneously having disastrous unintended consequences.
- The Coming War on General Purpose Computation, by Cory Doctorow, . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEvRyemKSg
“[T]he copyright wars are just the 0.9 beta version of the long coming war on computation.”
- transcript by Joshua Wise