We are going to have to recognize…

“…We are going to have to recognize that you cannot own free speech. That copyright, is the wrong model for monetizing the expression of the mind.”

“Thought is not a thing, it is a verb, it is an action. it is something that naturally has a different economy to other things because the more a thought is heard and understood, the more powerful it becomes. It is not like physical goods.”

“but because of the old model of thinking about things and that they must be regulated towards scarcity, there are many many things going on right now that are militating against our freedom of expression.”

  • John Perry Barlow