War on Language?

June 9, 2005

If it hasn’t already, couldn’t it be said that the RIAA et al and their war on file sharing as well as many provisions of the copyright and trademark laws are headed toward a war on language?

If these ideas of private property extending into the infosphere are followed through to the furthest extent how big of a bite will it take out of free speech?

Hypothetically, would we arrive at being permitted to say only new things? With new words? Kinda sucks for language as an institution… What of the languages of film and the languages of music? Even the language of gaming?

We need a bureau to protect and define new media languages to help clarify what policies and behaviors are healthy and responsible in sustaining human evolution.

I smell NFP….


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