Leahy’s Protect IP Act: Why Internet content wars will never end

The media industries, everyone agrees, are in the fight of their lives. These businesses rely for profitability on the controlled distribution of information goods whose individual copies have a marginal cost that keeps getting closer to zero.But new media killer apps keep coming, and each of them challenges anew the ability of rights holders to maintain control. So far, Bit Torrent, cloud computing, YouTube, Limewire, Napster, and Google Books have each been vilified as the ultimate enemy…until the next one came along.

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