Maybe it’s something in the water [6:34 pm]
It looks like Ed Felten is losing his patience, too. (I know that my postings here have been more charged than I usually try to be). See how Ed expresses his rising concern: Story Time
Somehow, people who would see the fallacy clearly in the cancer story, seem to miss the same fallacy when the topic is copyright infringement. Technical problems cannot be solved by negotiation or by government decree; and trying to do so will only hold back the progress that might one day lead to a solution.
Why do so many people miss this point? That’s a topic for a later posting.