Is The Wonderfully Workable Web Under Attack?

Legal doctrines “being aggressively pushed by corporations and law enforcement officials” are attempting to lock up content and programs on the internet. “The better world is one in which we don’t need to seek permission or risk punishment to do cool stuff that makes the world a better place. In the early days of the internet, a lot of people felt that we’d found that better world. Thanks to the internet’s open protocols, many of the most useful innovations, from the web to instant messaging to internet telephony, emerged without developers needing anyone’s permission to run their cool new code.”