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Submission + - 3 Strikes - Denying Physics Won't Save Video Stars (

Philip K Dickhead writes: "Award-winning SF author and BoingBoing co-editor Cory Doctrow has an editorial in today's Times of London. Doctrow elegantly evicerates the basic injustice posed by the imminent Mandelson "3 Strikes" law in Britain. He makes the explicit observation: "The internet is an integral part of our children’s education; it’s critical to our employment; it’s how we stay in touch with distant relatives. It’s how we engage with government. It’s the single wire that delivers freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly. It isn’t just a conduit for getting a few naughty free movies, it is the circulatory system of the information age." It is worth noting that Doctrow was influential in the creation of the Creative Commons. He has enjoyed considerable commercial success for his writings, owing in no small part on his insistence that his work be made available for unrestricted electronic distribution and copyng."

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN