So far, if information belongs to the government, it sorta, technically, belongs to the people. That means we can eventually get it declassified and do a FOIA
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. Wikipedia
request and read and educate ourselves about whatever we requested. Eventually. Some of it.
Now, Once this information, research and development go into corporate private structure and companies, ANY and ALL of the information becomes Intellectual Property of said corporation. Point in case: You Tube. Everybody is operating under the wrong or partially wrong assumption that You Tube is public, and that they have rights within said platform to publish and say whatever they feel they desire to.
Well, this is a big NO, NOPE, NOT EVER.
You Tube is a PRIVATE company that is run on advertising revenue. In NO WAY does it belong to the people who produce product and air it on the platform.
Sooo, here’s my thought, and my quandary:
There has been excessive talk of plausible deniability for the government being the impetus for new business models like TTS. It sounds like a good idea on paper, but when you really think about it, every scrap of information, every shred of research, every developed product created from that, is owned by TTS. Yes you may have bought stock in the company, but when all is said and done, (and has yet to be even a valid point,) will even the stock holders receive anything out of TTS? Because now, everything that is done will be the intellectual product and property of and solely owned by TTS. What if Joe Outsider Schmoe happens along and unknowingly duplicates their ideas or the research has led him to similar lines of thinking and thus results? Joe wants to give it out freely and they don’t? They sue Joe for what ever they can to stop him. (shades of Tesla, only different)
Just a thought experiment here, but who wins? At least we thought we had some recourse of getting information out of the gov’t eventually, but once it is corporatized the rules change dramatically. Basically the individual has no rights corporately. It is my contention that one of the reasons so much tech went so very black is because it went corporate… and also because there just wasn’t a big enough profit margin to bring it out to the planet, because they were making so much money…well, elsewhere.
It bothers me that the above is being shifted very slowly into the corporate sector… How long before someone patents the words UFO, zero point energy, ET, making it intellectual property so we can no longer talk about that without being fined? (I doubt they could or would ever care, but you get the point here, right?)
I can’t shake the feeling that something very tricky is going on right underneath our noses and when we figure it out, we are NOT going to like it at all