Technology Liberation Front
Keeping politicians' hands off the Net & everything else related to technology
by Tim Lee on October 2, 2006 · 2 comments
Via Brian at my other bog, here’s a Penny Arcade Comic criticizing a proposed bill on video game regulations:
(You’ll probably have to click through to see the whole comic)
Tim Lee / Timothy B. Lee (Contributor, 2004-2009) is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He is currently a PhD student and a member of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. He contributes regularly to a variety of online publications, including Ars Technica, Techdirt, Cato @ Liberty, and The Angry Blog. He has been a Mac bigot since 1984, a Unix, vi, and Perl bigot since 1998, and a sworn enemy of HTML-formatted email for as long as certain companies have thought that was a good idea. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yay! I’m growing to believe that a great many bills are designed to fail, for the reason that their failure provides greater opportunities for power expansion in the future. Especially those regarding “social ills” like violent games or drugs.
If we actually passed a magical law that obliterated all illicit drugs or video games from the world, the topic wouldn’t provide any benefit to the politicians in the future.
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