Here it is, the DRM gauntlet has been thrown down…It makes me giggle. These people have never met a lawyer.
Closing letter to
the Copyright Industry Associations of America
the Digital Douwd
Mark today on your calendar! They will need it for your obituary. Today is the day our future began and your future ended.
For three years now you have pursued your lawsuit campaign. Twenty thousand plus consumers, a dozen companies, and several very prominent friends of ours have fallen victim to your charade. We hoped you would see the obvious foolishness of your ways. Now, however, it appears clear that your shenanigans have gone on too long—You have begun deposing bereaved families of the deceased.
This can not stand. This will not stand. You will not stand. And from this day forward, your manipulative copyright claims will have no standing.
Today is the day we end all of your problems with consumer copyright infringement. For from today forward, consumers have no need for copies, infringing or otherwise. One common copy is all that is needed. One copy for everyone. Accessible forever.
Today we announce a massively distributed copy-less file system. A place where all content is available instantly, anonymously and to everyone, without breaking any laws. Today we announce the Owner-Free File System. An island of sanity in your sea of madness.
Feel free to monitor OFF’s communications. You’ll find no copying. Subpoena a few servers. You’ll find nothing that belongs to you. Only bits of randomness. This new internet infrastructure is truly a place without ownership. Nobody owns the OFF System. Nobody owns bits of randomness collected in the OFF System. There is beauty in randomness. As with all things beautiful, randomness’ value lies in the eye of the beholder. There is no intrinsic meaning in randomness but an infinite amount of extrinsic value. And behold that value we will.
This is not a threat. This is not a negotiation. This is the future—A future with no one to sue.
Adapt or die.
The Digital Douwd