The "Digital Iron Curtain"
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 09:53AM
An Unnamed Baldnobber

     It's mine and you can't have it!  So speaks the fearful American Dictator and his sycophant cronies. China has long since said that they will not accept our most prized asset, i.e. "google/utube", but they have helped themselves to the underlying technology that enables these digital age miracles. Now, when it appears that Huawei might well outperform the world in selling tech to the world, Trump wants to respond, not by becoming more competitive, but by imposing an "intellectual embargo", a digital iron curtain. 

     Aside from the obvious reciprocity question as to concern that Detroit UAW's  may not be able to manufacture iphone 11's, there is also a deeper ethical issue.  No one wants to mention, when shouting robbery, that the robbed is a construct, a derivative. The Chinese Bandits are stealing from Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, etc. who enticed the smartest Chinese brains to "employee create" the "intellectual property" that these corporate overlords now "OWN". but can only sell at the Dictator's whim.

"The Commerce Department announced last week that it had placed Huawei and its dozens of affiliates on a list of firms deemed a risk to national security. The listing will prevent Huawei from buying American parts and technologies without seeking United States government approval."

     Yes, Alexa Skills are more portable than wheat and the Dictator may have a hard time maintaining his Intellectual Fort Knox, but he can try.  After all, Jeff Bezos will listen to Chris Wray, who has to listen to AG Barr, who always listens to our 20th Century bullyman King!

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