The lawyers have learnt their lesson now…When the next disruptive communications technology – the next worldwide web – is thought up, the lawyers and the logic of control will be much more evident. That is not a happy thought.
From Slashdot. More from the article it refers to
Why is the web unlikely? Prepare for a moment of geek-speak. For most of us, the web is reached by generalÂpurpose computers that use open protocols â€“ standards and languages that are owned by no one â€“ to communicate with a network (there is no central point from which all data comes) whose mechanisms for transferring data are also open.
Takeaways – Open and Free.