Open Source

The Bitcoin/Virtual Currency Bubble – Beware of the Alchemy of “Abundance Economics”

June 4, 2013 Bubbles happen because people ignore economics and assume away reality in their excitement over a new idea. “Virtual currencies” could be the latest tech “economics of abundance” bubble in the making. Fans of abundance economics imagine that the free and open Internet’s...
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Mr. Khanna’s Copyright Misrepresentation Over Cellphone Unlocking

February 25, 2013 Free culture activist, Derek Khanna, has thrust himself into the limelight again with yet more misrepresentations of copyright law. His latest copyright-neutering effort is a “call to arms” to “the digital generation” to oppose a Librarian of Congress 1998 DMCA copyright ruling,...
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Why Conservatives Should Be Skeptical of Copyright Reform – Part 4 Defending First Principles Series

December 5, 2012 There are many strong reasons for conservatives to be skeptical of proposed copyright reform and new entreaties for conservatives to actually lead a copyright reform effort. Jerry Brito of the Mercatus Center argues the opposite in his introduction to the new book:...
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The Real Motive Behind Opposition to Broadband Usage Pricing – Part 13 Broadband Internet Pricing Freedom Series

November 15, 2012 Now we know the real reason why there has been such strong opposition by FreePress and other net neutrality proponents to the common sense economic notion of broadband usage pricing. The newly launched Open Wireless Movement now wants to turn everyone’s home...
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Internet Astroturf 3.0

October 1, 2012 Pro-piracy interests have been organizing globally to head off and defeat future anti-piracy legislation (like SOPA/PIPA), IP treaties (ACTA) and property rights enforcement, all while claiming to represent “the Internet” and all its users, when they do not. They collectively represent pro-piracy...
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The New Internet Association’s Back Story

Google, Amazon, eBay, and Facebook reportedly are launching a new Internet Association in mid-September to be “the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public...
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