Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better.
I think copyright is moral, proper. I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works - I actually believe that the financial issue is less important than the integrity of the work, the attribution, that kind of stuff.
What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press.
But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it.
Part of the problem is when we bring in a new technology we expect it to be perfect in a way that we don't expect the world that we're familiar with to be perfect.
Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody - government stay away.
It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom.
A worker's paradise is a consumer's hell.
Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood much better what I liked about a market economy.
Don't leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don't think about technology first.
I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just going to be so much content out there - there's a scarcity of attention. Information consumes attention, and there's too much information.
There's almost no way of doing importing honestly, because if you do you're at such a disadvantage competitively. So people spend huge amounts of effort getting around stupid laws and not paying taxes.
I've seen disgusting excess in business, and I've seen disgusting excess in Washington. But at the same time, I've certainly learned that Washington matters and that you can't ignore it, especially when you get into telecom.
I became a real free market fanatic. I'm probably less so now than even two or three years ago.
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