America’s peculiar institution

posted by
April 18, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"'Intellectual property' is enforced by special FBI task forces, one of them run out of Disney headquarters, with their actions closely coordinated with the MPAA. Internet service providers are enlisted as junior G-men, spying on their customers on behalf of digital content 'owners.' See if you can get that kind of zeal and diligence from the cops if mere tangible property like your car is stolen. Well, actually there is a precedent: the authoritarian police apparatus that grew up around the task of reclaiming runaway 'property' under the rules of that other peculiar institution, back in the 1850s." (04/15/11)  


Our Sponsors