Digital Sanity Act

Digital Sanity Act

I thought of the "Digital Sanity Act" a few months ago.

Now that there's a Declaration of Internet Freedom, I think it's a good time to post it.


Whereas digital media must be decoded in order to be useful and that there
exists multitudes of devices and software whose purpose it is to decode digital
media, it is hereby recognized that it is fundamentally impossible for state or
federal government to police each and every digital media decoding device or
software in order to prevent the possible unauthorized decoding of content.

Therefore, it is hereby declared that it is incumbent upon the producers of
digital media to ensure that their content is not decoded without authorization.

Also, as there is no fundamental right to profit from a specific technology, it
is also incumbent upon producers of digital media to determine for themselves
whether or not a particular technology is a viable means of income, without
governmental interdiction.

In layman's terms:

Bits are bits and, if you can't make money selling copies of your work, don't
release copies of your work.


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