So Big

Big ups, props, and every other form of digital applause for the EFF and its sister organisations who have won for us this great victory. By pushing back against provisions of the noxious DMCA (and over here, the DEA), public-interest groups actually advance the cause of next-generation businesses, despite the efforts of legacy businesses to drown the future’s babies. There will soon come a time when the legislation and business practices that occasion these cases will appear futile, incoherent, and self-defeating. Our pols and execs have the opportunity to tune in to that reality and begin exploring the terrain we will inhabit tomorrow — but they prefer trying to forbid the future’s arrival, to everyone’s detriment.

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