domingo, 1 de agosto de 2010

Uma ameaça à concorrência e à liberdade

"The proposed Directive will also undermine basic liberties in ways that will offend many influential groups in society, from academics and librarians through disabled people to musicians. At present, a busker who plays `Mr Tambourine Man' in a subway station should in theory send CBS Records a cheque for a few cents for the performance royalties. At present, CBS sensibly do not bother to pursue buskers for tiny royalties; but in future, this activity must be criminalised." [University of Cambridge @ 18-09-2004]
Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at the Computer Laboratory

Um texto que vale a pena ler todo, fica aqui este extracto para aguçar o apetite.