The Real Battle at Comdex: Intellectual Property vs. Internet Protocol

In his third report on Comdex Fall 2002, Doc covers the second Great Debate and the conflict between technologists and the entertainment industry--which now may include Intel and Microsoft.
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Doc Searls is Senior Editor of Linux Journal

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Re: The Real Battle at Comdex: Intellectual Property vs. Interne

Anonymous's picture

So who is it?

Who should we target? We need to pick one now, and start campaigning against them. For the politicos to listen up, it has to be made clear that this is an important issue for a cohesive block of voters. The only way to do that is by making it an issue for someone and then following through with the resources necessary to make a difference.

Not sure if I'll be back here for a while, but I'll probably hear about it if the inner circle of digital freedom picks one in unison and shares that info. Info seems to get around this community at the speed of light. :-)

Wah

wah@quantumphilosophyDOTnet

Re: The Real Battle at Comdex: Intellectual Property vs. Interne

Anonymous's picture

Dear Doc,

What would AMD leave out ? They were the first to contact Microsoft to provide support for Palladium, so that they could be sure that Microsoft supported AMD's processors. After that Intel could only follow, they showed most resistance first.

Re: The Real Battle at Comdex: Intellectual Property vs. Interne

Anonymous's picture

Ah, but while you were in Vegas did you take in any comedy shows that were so funny you fell off your chair gasping for air?

Re: Troll?

Anonymous's picture

I've heard references to the "troll" remark, but I have yet to hear what Potter said to get that reaction from RMS. Does anyone remember the exchange?

Re: Troll?

Doc's picture

It was in the midst of a bunch of interrupting back and forth. I'm waiting for the tape of the exchange, so I can piece it together. It was a great debate.

Re: Troll?

Anonymous's picture

Thanks for clearing that up. It probably wasn't regarding anything specific, but I'm still curious. I picture RMS sounding like the Comic Store guy on the Simpsons, saying something along the lines of: "You sir, are a troll. Now get your hands off my copy of Radioactive Man #5!"

Re: Troll?

Anonymous's picture

Well, the traditional role for trolls is to block people from crossing

a bridge until they extract a toll. That's what the recording

industry sees as its job -- to keep consumers from experiencing

the music of artists until the RECORDING INDUSTRY gets paid.

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