Another Lessig Presentation Silenced By Automatic Stupidity

To embed laws into the architecture is the stupidest thing the humanity is doing. How come nobody is lobbying Congress to build cars whose engine has been built not to exceed speed limit? Because everybody would think it’s just a stupid idea. Nonetheless Google is accepting to build automatic filters in YouTube that censor videos, even when no copyright is infringed. Architecture should not, never, embed law: we built our society on separation of powers, lets stick to the principles.

We live in a country that is supposed to cherish free speech, not stifle it in case it harms the business model of a company. We live in a country that is supposed to encourage the free expression of ideas — not lock it up and take it down because one company doesn’t know how to adapt its business model. We should never be silencing videos because they might infringe on copyright.

via Bogus Copyright Claim Silences Yet Another Larry Lessig YouTube Presentation | Techdirt.