Former Copyright Boss: New Technology Should Be Presumed Illegal Until Congress Says Otherwise

​Mike Masnick, for techdirt:

This is, to put it mildly, crazy talk. He is arguing that anything even remotely disruptive and innovative, must first go through the ridiculous process of convincing Congress that it should be allowed, rather than relying on what the law says and letting the courts sort out any issues. In other words, in cases of disruptive innovation, assume that new technologies are illegal until proven otherwise. That’s a recipe for killing innovation. 

Every time I read copyright news, I do a double take because I think I’m reading The Onion. It’s like these people are preemptively parodying themselves.

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