What is possible in the information age is in direct conflict with what is permissible

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What is possible in the Information Age is in direct conflict with what is permissible.

The forces of production are in conflict with the relations of production.

True… although just because something is possible doesn't necessarily mean it should be permissible. You still have to assess and justify whether the possible should be permissible. Lots of things are possible that probably should be restricted.

That said, there's load of things where DRM is added and it is completely bogus.

The non-hierarchical relations made possible by a peer network, such as the internet, are contradictory with capitalism’s need for enclosure and control.

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Agree with that.

Publishers, film producers and the telecommunication industry conspire with lawmakers to bottle up and sabotage free networks, to forbid information from circulating outside of their control.

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True again but I want to see the argument for why it should be entirely free.

Marx concludes, ‘no social order ever perishes before all the productive forces for which there is room in it have developed; and new, higher relations of production never appear before the material conditions of their existence have matured in the womb of the old society itself’.

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