Media, Information and Technoculture 2200F/G Lecture Notes - Richard Stallman, Electronic Arts, The Pirate Bay

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Idea of personal computer = new consumer market. If you spend so much time developing a program, you hope to be paid for it. Not really fair if people are using it for free and you don"t want them to. But stallman would say the noble thing to do would be to give it to the public for free. Those who subscribed to gnu open license can gain access to source code and modify the contents of any program to make it adaptable to their needs. Looked at one way, the internet could be considered inherently democratic. Belief by optimists that the source of the online revolution will emerge from the online community (already happening in libya) Belief that force of numbers and participation can not be stopped by anyone, no government or corporations. Critics of this movement have named it digital restrictions management.

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