Loyal readers of my blog (Hi JohnK) know that I love Larry Lessig, so I was very interested to read his take on the Grokster decision. Linked below is an interesting interview, but the best part was this comment by Ryujin:
Of course, this is all very important to the US, Europe and the handful of other countries that take little matters like intellectual property seriously. The statement by Lessig that we are in for “10 years of chilled innovation” only really applies to these countries. In global terms, the result could be that countries with less rigorous IP regulation will become the innovation powerhouses of the next decade. Where that will leave the “developed Western economies” is open to question. We may end the decade considerably less “developed” than we started it. So, in 2015, when I’m streaming music via encrypted/anonymous connection from offshore servers in Tuvalu to my Chinese-made media player implant, I’ll try to remember to be sad that America and Europe fell so far behind in innovation.