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Friday, September 06, 2002

In the September 4 ZDNet News Doug Isenberg reviews the music industry's short-lived lawsuit against internet backbone providers, and argues cogently that "[t]he real problem --and there's no denying the music industry faces a real problem-- is not access. It's infringement." (PS: The same conclusion applies in other domains. Don't criminalize circumvention, which can be pursued for many legitimate purposes, including fair use. Criminalize infringement. Don't punish lawful conduct to get at unlawful conduct.)