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I am employed by Netnod as head of research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN and very active in the UN multistakeholder process IGF (Internet Governance Forum). You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

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eG8 intervention of John Perry Barlow

At the eG8 meeting in Paris, an “interesting” discussion was held between John Perry Barlow and a few other people. The important difference in the arguments between John and other others is that John argues that by producing better products the industry will get paid. I have heard the same arguments from the people at Spotify. They have a successful product because it is better than downloading the music. And John uses the same argument in favor of Netflix. It is easier to use Netflix that downloading the movies.

Since I started using Spotify I have over time stopped listening to my CDs.

John is always interesting to listen to, and it might be that this intervention you hear in the beginning of this YouTube clip will go to the history just like when Frank Zappa was at Crossfire.

 

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