Lockdown – Extreme Copyright

“Not everyone seems to have noticed, but it’s clear we recently zipped past the ‘information economy’ and straight into the “copyright economy.” It’s no longer about access to information — everyone has access. Now it’s about ownership of the characters, stories, tunes, trademarks, software and other ephemera of our daily lives. Not surprisingly, thanks to this little shift in the economy, a new sport has arisen in the land. It’s called ‘extreme copyright,’ and the people who play this game are the ones who have me worried.”