August 12, 2003

More thoughts on Ian Clarke leaving America

I'm still going back and forth in my mind as to whether to write Ian Clarke arguing that he not leave America over the guilty plea of Mike Hawash.

From one point of view, I'd like to write (tongue slightly in cheek):

"Dear Ian - My analysis is that you have far more to fear in terms of being arrested at the behest of the MPAA or RIAA, on the grounds of inciting copyright criminality, than by the US government for any terrorism-related reasons. And since the copyright regime is going world-wide, there's nowhere to hide."

On the other hand, this may not be all that reassuring ...

These day, I just have no sense of what's worth taking the risk of being slammed in order to do something altruistic. It's akin to loss of depth perception.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in politics | on August 12, 2003 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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