Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Everyone else sees it, why can't the RIAA?

TECH CENTRAL STATION's Sonia Arrison has a great column today about the notion of technological progress vs. the law that slows it to a crawl.

The main point is this:

The battle over how to stop online piracy of music and movies has thus far demonstrated a classic struggle between the static, institutionalized thinking of dinosaur-like entertainment companies and innovative, forward-looking technology firms. The problem is that the technology community keeps coming up with different ways to distribute content, and instead of working out contracts to charge fees for distribution, the entertainment industry keeps trying to stop technology with the clumsy instrument of the law.

Thanks to hot info babe Virginia Postrel for posting this.


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