Posted by: Ian Bruk | July 20, 2006

Tools making politicians irrelevant

From Scripting.com:

Almost everyone missed the political significance of the Edwards endorsement (and use) of BitTorrent to distribute video. Aside from being an efficient use of technology, it is also a non-infringing use of BitTorrent. From a legal standpoint, the more non-infringing applications there are, the weaker the case of Hollywood as it goes after BitTorrent, as they have attacked other P2P technologies. Having a major national candidate using the technology for non-infringing purposes helps strengthen the case, and while I have not endorsed anyone for President in 2008, I do thank Edwards for stepping up for technology. This has a lot more impact than the kind of things bloggers usually ask candidates to do, like blogging their personal thoughts, or have video bloggers follow them into the bathroom (sorry, that’s a small exaggeration). Use of BitTorrent, esp by a Democrat, is the kind of thing that politicians can actually do to help the Internet. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I think Dave Winer missed the significance too – though, like always, his heart is in the right place. Wikis, weblogs, filesharing, video blogs, podcasts, directories, opml, rss are the tools that will ultimately be used to replace public servants and politicians.

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