John Perry Barlow: I don’t regard my expression as a form of property.

“I don’t regard my expression as a form of property. Property is something that can be taken from me. If I don’t have it somebody else does. And, expression is not like that. And furthermore, the notion that expression IS like that, is entirely the consequence of a system of taking expression and transporting it around that was necessary before there was the internet which has the capacity to do this infinitely at almost no cost. And the very notion of content, assumes the presence of a container that no longer exists.”

  • John Perry Barlow