Cory Doctorow on the coming lockdown war

It's hard to say how much of what he describes will come to pass, but it's clear that we're headed in that direction as evidenced by the copyright wars. This is something that anyone who cares about what they can and can't do with the computers and devices they own should be paying attention to. #seb #computing #security #copyright #politics

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Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing

The coming war on general-purpose computing

By Cory Doctorow – Share this article


This article is based on a keynote speech to the Chaos Computer Congress in Berlin, Dec. 2011.

General-purpose computers are astounding. They're so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips with them, what they're for, how to accommodate them, and how to cope with them. This brings us back to something you might be sick of reading about: copyright.

But bear with me, becau…

1 thought on “Cory Doctorow on the coming lockdown war

  1. The article and the commentators keep referring to “the Trust Chain.” Who do you trust to control your computer, your life? I’m reminded of the quote, “Trust me, I’m from the Government. I’m here to help.” Run, screaming, from that man. A very good article, and great comments.

    Looks like time to rethink “Property” and “Copy write.”


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