The fact that we may have to play this game is in itself a disgrace. No, this is a sad game, an amoral game, a farce and a crime. The Internet is an engineering marvel that has contributed more to the open exchange of information than anything in history. Seeing it crippled by greed and ignorance is like watching the burning of the Library of Alexandria. To paraphrase one of the most famous fictional computers in history, in the coming contest between those who would control the infrastructure and those who use it, the only way to win is not to play. Unfortunately, those battle lines are being drawn whether we like it or not. So play we must. Play we will.
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