CableGate, Copyright Expansionism and Stopping to Think
I wonder whether it has occurred to the US Government that copyright is the reason it is so hard to shut off the cablegate cables. Not directly, indirectly through technology evolution in response to regulatory change. Ever since the mid 90s the copyright industry has had the practical effect of energetically evolving new and better means of disseminating information. Had the US Government not been so extreme in relation to copyright there would never have been the need for peer to peer services to emerge or to evolve in the decentralised manner they have (nor the pool of [angry enough, tech savvy enough] young people who resent them).
Through cablegate the US government also now appears to be responsible for evolving a competing p2p DNS system which will also be outside their control.
I wonder if it occurs to them to stop to think…