A new favourite quote

I’m sure I’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating.

And what of the entertainment industry and its “piracy” problem? Well, back in 1939, the science fiction writer Robert A Heinlein published his first story, “Life-Line,” that contained his truest prediction: > And what of the entertainment industry and its “piracy” problem? Well, back in 1939, the science fiction writer Robert A Heinlein published his first story, “Life-Line,” that contained his truest prediction:</p>

“There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest. This strange doctrine is not supported by statute or common law. Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back.” “There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest. This strange doctrine is not supported by statute or common law. Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back.”</blockquote> Via [Copyright wars are damaging the health of the internet](http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2013/mar/28/copyright-wars-internet).

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