Dan Gillmor: Bleak future looms if you don’t take a stand
This is a quiz about your future. It’s about how you view some basic elements of the emerging Digital Age.
1. Do you care if a few giant companies control virtually all entertainment and information?
2. Do you care if they decide what kinds of technological innovations will reach the marketplace?
3. Would you be concerned if they used their power to compile detailed dossiers on everything you read, listen to, view and buy?
4. Would you find it acceptable if they could decide whether what you write and say could be seen and heard by others?
Here’s my message to the record industry and its allies:
I’m not a thief. I’m a customer. When you treat me like a thief, I won’t be your customer.
Enough is enough.