Commentary: Regulating the Idea Market

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Commentator David Weinberger, a technology writer and lecturer, says new computer hardware and software is being designed to give "big content companies" more control over your computer than you have. With the Orwellian trifecta of "Digital Rights Management," "Digital ID," and "Trusted Computing," every image, phrase and music piece will be owned, tracked and accounted for.

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