“I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind”

From A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here.

and

These laws would declare ideas to be another industrial product, no more noble than pig iron. In our world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced and distributed infinitely at no cost. The global conveyance of thought no longer requires your factories to accomplish.

 

Discovered via this article which discusses John Perry Barlow’s recent participation on an eG8 panel on intellectual property.

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