Cory Doctorow on Digital Britain report

No one chased the Beatles through the streets of Liverpool, calling them criminals for playing the popular tunes of the day in order to learn their craft. But today, the multinationals and billionaires who control the rights to the Beatles and other British culture are doing everything in their power to shut down the kids who are noodling with culture using laptops instead of guitars.

Lord Carter is proposing to shackle the experimenters who represent Digital Britain’s future to safeguard some minor licensing streams for the winners of Britain’s analogue past.

(The Guardian, via boingboing)

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