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From: Ruben Safir
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Subject: [hangout] Re: [fairuse] Re: [wwwac] Hypercapitalism (was: DVD region codes Ti Powerbook Digi)
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In-Reply-To: <11a.96cbef4.295bf74b-at-aol.com>; from Carteblancher-at-aol.com on Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 23:02:19 -0500
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Here's the catch. Most other forms of access rental is related
to real property and real economics.
With intellectual cultural artifacts, there is no such real
scacity, and we all share ideas as members of the human race.
Sharing ideas is what defines us as a member of society.
It's a little different than say, selling a seed which will not
reproduce. That's producing a real artificial scarcity.
As aweful as that is, it is a matter of anti-trust.
It doesn't strip individuals of the essense of their humanity.
On 2001.12.26 23:02:19 -0500 Carteblancher-at-aol.com wrote:
>>In a message dated 12/26/2001 7:50:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>>> Digitally controlling access IS the very essense of ending
>>> real ownership of actual property, infomation, and as such,
>> I was struck by how, when you pare it down to this the above quote, fair
>>use *would* find itself naturally alienated by a broadly emerging
>>socio-economic paradigm which has been called (in a book of the same same, as
>>well as working itself into discourse in general) "Hypercapitalism."
>>Hypercapitalism is precisely this transformation from a economic system based
>>on ownership, to one based on access, for everything from Cars & Homes to
>>Information and Services, with the subtext being corporations are transformed
>>from goods providers to 'access rights intermediaries.' Not that we have to
>>overturn the whole paradigm to win the fair use fight, but it underscores
>>just how significant this period of social transformation is.
>> just a thought, back to lurking, etc...
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