bq.. I can best introduce you to our concerns by quoting another of our philosopher/elders, John Gilmore. He said: â€œThe Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.â€
To understand that, you have to grasp that â€œthe Internetâ€ isnâ€™t just a network of wires and switches, itâ€™s also a sort of reactive social organism composed of the people who keep those wires humming and those switches clicking. John Gilmore is one of them. Iâ€™m another. And there are some things we will not stand having done to our network.
We engineers do have an actual problem with Hollywood and the music industry, but itâ€™s not the one you probably assume. To be blunt (because there isnâ€™t any nice way to put this) we think Big Entertainment is largely run by liars and thieves who systematically rip off the artists they claim to be protecting with their DRM, then sue their own customers because theyâ€™re too stupid to devise an honest way to make money.