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History repeating itself

Sep 23, 20031 min
Data Center

The New York Times looks at the parallels between battle over cryptography technology a few years back and today’s battle over peer-to-peer networks in the article “Music’s Struggle With Technology”. I like this quote from the end of the article:

But for now, Mr. Oren says, he sees only counterproductive delays, and an underlying attitude from industry that seems almost Luddite. “From 1999 to 2001, if you enabled the R.I.A.A. to have the plug of the Internet,” he said, referring to the Recording Industry Association of America, “they would unplug it.”