Though the Republicans seem content to either ignore scientific and technological progress, or move us backwards to the “Good Old Days,” it bears mentioning that the Democrats aren’t much better at answering the serious questions posed at this time of rapid change and development.
At least they aren’t totally ignoring issues like net neutrality, but addressing and then “vigorously” glossing over them with obfuscatory language and corporate messaging.
Via Ars Technica:
Last week, the Republicans called for “vigorous enforcement of current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity,” as well as the preservation of the ban on online gambling. The Democrats are silent on pornography and gambling, but they make the case for “vigorous” copyright enforcement efforts.
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“The administration is vigorously protecting US intellectual property,” the new Democratic platform declares, through “better enforcement and innovative approaches such as voluntary efforts by all parties to minimize infringement while supporting the free flow of information.” That’s a reference to things like the “graduated response” system in which ISPs would penalize their users if they were accused of copyright infringement six times.