For example, traffic might have grown faster than it actually did if
the recording industry had not put the legal kibosh on Napster. Some
say that if it were legal to trade video files a la Napster, it
would be so popular that we wouldn't have any overcapacity. In fact,
we'd have to install new long-haul capacity. If this is right, the
most effective short-term fix to the overcapacity situation would be
to reform intellectual property laws to be more consistent with how
people want to use the Internet.
AND REVOLUTION IN TELECOM (as quoted in Redwood Dragon)
An interesting look at a possible cause of the recent telecommunications
problems and why a dumb network is “A Good Thing.”
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