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  And apart from the most cynical, [corporate and government] planners must convince themselves of the justice of the actions, often monstrous, that they plan and implement. There are only two pretexts: self-defense and benevolence. It need not be assumed that use of the tools is mere deception or careerism, though sometimes it is. Nothing is easier than to convince oneself of the merits of actions and policies that serve self-interest.

tagged: self-deception, lying to oneself, self-interest, evil
  —Noam Chomsky, Year 501: The Conquest Continues. (Boston: South End Press, 1993. p. 75).

the internet is for copiers

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 3:13 pm

Induce Act post-mortem:

Markham Erickson, general counsel for NetCoalition, said the talks really broke down over a fundamental fear that almost any service or software could be construed as a suspect P2P network. He pointed out that even internet browsers allow people to copy files.

“The entire internet is one big copying machine,” he said.

Wired News: Toe-to-Toe Over Peer-to-Peer

Glad they figured that one out before passing the legislation.

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