Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×

Submission + - How Tech Policy Is Like German Forestry (cato-unbound.org)

binarybits writes: James C. Scott's Seeing Like a State, which examines how modern states came to understand and control their subjects, is legendary in political science circles. In an essay for Cato Unbound, I examine the parallels between the mechanisms of control Scott describes and the legal powers that modern software and media companies use to control technological evolution and, with it, consumers themselves. Read on to learn what 19th Century German forestry techniques can teach us about modern debates over software patents and the DMCA.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

How Tech Policy Is Like German Forestry

Comments Filter:

There is hardly a thing in the world that some man can not make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.

Working...